A virtually empty arrivals hall at Hong Kong airport on March 3, when Kate Whitehead returned from Sydney. Photo: Kate Whitehead A virtually empty arrivals hall at Hong Kong airport on March 3, when Kate Whitehead returned from Sydney. Photo: Kate Whitehead
A virtually empty arrivals hall at Hong Kong airport on March 3, when Kate Whitehead returned from Sydney. Photo: Kate Whitehead

How flying in Asia during the coronavirus can turn the calmest travellers into nervous wrecks

  • The rescheduled flight and deserted airport did little to help Kate Whitehead’s state of mind on her trip from Hong Kong to Australia
  • But it was when a Chinese woman two rows in front of her started coughing and hacking on her return flight that she wishes she’d packed some Xanax

Topic |   Asia travel
A virtually empty arrivals hall at Hong Kong airport on March 3, when Kate Whitehead returned from Sydney. Photo: Kate Whitehead A virtually empty arrivals hall at Hong Kong airport on March 3, when Kate Whitehead returned from Sydney. Photo: Kate Whitehead
A virtually empty arrivals hall at Hong Kong airport on March 3, when Kate Whitehead returned from Sydney. Photo: Kate Whitehead
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