Thanks Carmy for explaining it to the CX fans who always blast SIA at the slightest little thing.
Obviously you do not understand. A bomb can kill in an instant, and the Captain must divert to the nearest airport, as it is Flight Operations rules.
Anthrax is no threat. If the toilet WAS SEALED, explain to me how the anthrax spores can get to the air-conditioning ducts?
Anyway, if it were real anthrax, the pilot would continue on to its immediate destination and inform authorities, in this case HKG.
It also takes a long time before you can see the symptoms of anthrax, and antibiotics for anthrax ARE THE SAME IN BOTH HONG KONG AND JAPAN! There is no difference!
CX Flyboy, how would you like it if you diverted to find it was a hoax and angry passengers starting to blast you for wasting their time which they could have spent visiting famous landmarks or seeing long-lost relatives!
You also might get a D.I. by Flight Operations for diverting without reason, as it was a hoax.
Would you want that to happen? Obviously not.
Or would you want to continue to the immediate destinations and have happy passengers thank you for getting them there in time?
If I was a pilot, I'd choose the second option. Think about it.