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Have any of you moms allowed your children to fly alone to go visit family in another state? My in-laws are asking if I would be willing to let my 6 yr old an 8 yr old fly from SC to MI so they can spend some time with them this summer. Honestly, my first reaction is to say no, they are too young to travel by themselves but I know how badly they want to see them (it's been a couple years). My MIL says that Delta charges an additional fee to ensure the children are taken care of but that doesn't ease this momma's mind...the idea is pretty scary to me, they are my babies and I would die if something happened to them. Have any of you had any experience with this?Answer Question
I worked at a summer camp where we'd have kids fly in and we'd have to meet & sign for them at the airport... I did that part for years. We never had any issues that I know of. Look at the airlines "unaccompanied minor" rules & regs, speak to the airlines for more info... she if that helps your comfort level.
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I dealt mostly with Delta with my camp kids. I never had to deal with an issue even though many of our kids came in from places like The Dominican Republic, Japan, Europe, and mics US states - all flying into ME. I did have to show ID to accept the children, and the airlines needed to know who to expect at the gate ahead of time. They do take it very seriously. Good luck with whatever you choose to do ;o)
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