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'If I die, I die': Young people capitalize on cheap coronavirus flights

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMarch 10, 2020, 9:31 PM UTC / Updated March 11, 2020, 1:49 AM UTCBy Ben KesslenAs people around the world canceled their trips because of fears of the new coronavirus, Ashley Henkel booked three.Henkel, 20, is taking advantage of cheap flights to see North America. She lives in California's Central Valley, but this summer she'll be in Vancouver, New York City and Portland, Oregon.A college student itching to travel, she's one of many people staring the deadly virus in the face and saying, "Whatever."As flight schedules are scaled down and airline stocks plunge, carriers are offering deals that have put a ...