Does anyone have any opinions regarding flights over the disputed Spratly island chain between China and Malaysia / Phillipines ? My young daughter is flying with a school group to Japan by way of Singapore later in the year, and her flight path will be right through that disputed area. Since the Malaysian airlines debacle I am really not happy about having her travel through a militarised zone. I haven't heard anything in the press about any planes avoiding this busy corridor, in spite of the escalating tension. Chinese authorities are now asking civilian planes to identify themselves when flying through the area apparently.