Sorry if this has already been posted; I looked and didn't see it. Apologies if I missed it. Fox News is reporting that a couple with the virus flew on Delta and Hawaiian to and within Hawaii, specifically HNL and OGG. https://www.foxnews.com/travel/couple-c ... n-airlines
No idea if they were already infected at the time the flew on these planes and visited The Islands. I wonder if this will change how Hawaiian airports are doing business? As of last week, Hawaiian travel blogs and sites were reporting no special screening for visitors from Asia, whereas at least LAX was doing random screenings. Any ideas or thoughts?
Your regular temperature screening is not going to do much with the long incubation period of nCoV.
The Japanese couple is another one of those cases where they have never even been to China. In another word, unless US decide to imposed entry restriction on people that had been to Japan also (which would happen if the community outbreak there get crazier...), that Japanese couple is just another two Japanese tourists that Hawaii see thousands of every single day.
All aircraft worldwide need to be grounded. it is the only way we contain and BEAT the virus.
However, greed will mean that the virus spreads.
Hysteria much? Quite frankly you are 100x more likely to catch a common flu on, let say, a domestic US flight than nCoV.
Rumour that the midfield concourse will be closed at HKG. The concourse has about 19 gates (not counting remote ones) and is the concourse that Hong Kong Airlines uses (along with HK Express and a number of other carriers).
Haven't see anything on local HK news yet. But it would not surprise me, either.
P.S. It seems like LH and TK (among a few other carriers) also use the MFC normally. But yes, HX and UO are the main users of the MFC.