Unaccompanied minor

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Air France Offers Baby Comfort Kits, Magic Tricks, and Teddy Bear Tags

Within the United States, it is pretty much unheard of for airlines to give children much of anything extra beyond some plastic airplane wings while onboard the flight. However, that is not the case in other countries where some airlines cater much more to flying families. Air France has been up to some pretty family-friendly (and adorable) enhancements that include Teddy Bear Tags so your child’s favorite stuffy won’t end up lost and forgotten, a new “comfort kit” for babies,…

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Airline Leaves Unaccompanied Minor Unaccompanied

There are a lot of ways that flying as an unaccompanied minor can go wrong. I’m not saying don’t do it – heck, my daughter and I have both flown as unaccompanied minors successfully, but it is not without risk. Airlines face unexpected delays, cancellations, diversions, and more that can cause havoc on an experienced adult’s travel day, let alone a young child’s who is traveling alone. Not only that, but airlines are not parents, and paying a (hefty?!) fee to…

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What It is Like to Fly as an Unaccompanied Minor

My oldest daughter, known here as Little C, has probably been on over 100 flights. She started flying before she turned one year old and has proven to be a very good traveler. In recent months it became obvious that the best logistical solution to get her home from visiting cousins and grandparents this summer was to have her fly home by herself on her first unaccompanied minor flight.   We could have gotten her via the grandparent flight shuffle…

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Booking My Daughter’s First Unaccompanied Minor Flight!

I don’t log all the flights we have taken in any useful manner, so I can’t tell you exactly how many flights my 6.5 year old daughter has taken, but I can tell you it is a lot. More than 10, more than 20, more than 30, more than 50, probably more than that. I can tell you she has taken flights to Paris, Alaska, Madrid, Hawaii, and more.   She has slept sitting up to Alaska, she has slept lying…

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