With my wife unfortunately losing her father this morning (in Mindanao and not Covid-related), the day has been a mass of phone calls with relatives in Dumaguete, Mindanao, Manila and Taiwan. Obviously everyone wants to go there asap and I am having to inject some calm and talk about going there AND coming back. The amount of testing, documents and potential quarantines should put many off - but praise for the determination of Filipinos and their family values to keep trying. One thing I found amazing was that my wife's sister in Taiwan is finding airfares of about 170,000 pesos return (Taiwan to Ozamiz) when she paid 14,000 pre-pandemic (actually August 2019). Has anyone taken a flight recently and found the same? I know that businesses will inflate prices for a few months or more to recover losses from the pandemic but 12-fold is massive. This can only further stoke the inflation already starting to grip the world as the pandemic eases in some countries.