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Would you let your 8yo fly cross-country alone?

Anonymous
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My 18yo is at college (he lives in an off-campus apartment) and asked about my 8yo flying out to visit during his semester break since he lives near a big amusement park. Would you let your 8yo fly alone to meet your teen and stay with your teen for a weekend/week?

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 15, 2013 at 8:32 AM
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notjstanothrmom
by Silver Member on Apr. 15, 2013 at 8:33 AM
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Not me. No.

However, I don't think that would be horrible for you to do, just not something I would be comfortable with. 8 is too young to be flying alone.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 15, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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You can request a child flying attendant for your child...you can pay extra for it, & it must be arranged in-advance (I believe).  Most airlines offer this kind of service.  Your 18 yo, is he mature enough to handle his sibling, once in his care? 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 15, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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8 yo at college? Um, no. 8 yo flying alone, no.
ilovemyboys84
by Member on Apr. 15, 2013 at 8:53 AM
This


Quoting Anonymous:

You can request a child flying attendant for your child...you can pay extra for it, & it must be arranged in-advance (I believe).  Most airlines offer this kind of service.  Your 18 yo, is he mature enough to handle his sibling, once in his care? 


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gammie
by on Apr. 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM

NO!!!!!!!

gammie
by on Apr. 15, 2013 at 10:02 AM


The problem has been that the attendants don't show up!

You protect your child and don't pay a stranger to do it.

Quoting ilovemyboys84:

This


Quoting Anonymous:

You can request a child flying attendant for your child...you can pay extra for it, & it must be arranged in-advance (I believe).  Most airlines offer this kind of service.  Your 18 yo, is he mature enough to handle his sibling, once in his care? 




mommy_2_be_2010
by Bronze Member on Apr. 15, 2013 at 10:04 AM
Can you pay for soneone you know's ticket to make sure he gets to your ods safely?
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kitty8199
by Nicole on Apr. 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM
No. I wouldn't. Airports are hell especially large ones. Even for me. Turbulence makes me nervous. Couldn't imagine a child alone
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ilovemyboys84
by Member on Apr. 15, 2013 at 10:13 AM
We never had a problem.with this when I was younger. Id also make sure they were there before I sent them on the plane.


Quoting gammie:


The problem has been that the attendants don't show up!

You protect your child and don't pay a stranger to do it.


Quoting ilovemyboys84:

This





Quoting Anonymous:

You can request a child flying attendant for your child...you can pay extra for it, & it must be arranged in-advance (I believe).  Most airlines offer this kind of service.  Your 18 yo, is he mature enough to handle his sibling, once in his care? 







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gammie
by on Apr. 15, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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When there is a change of air plans this is when things happen, like it did a few weeks ago with a child.Every time this has happen it always the same story. I would send my kid non-stop.

Quoting ilovemyboys84:

We never had a problem.with this when I was younger. Id also make sure they were there before I sent them on the plane.


Quoting gammie:


The problem has been that the attendants don't show up!

You protect your child and don't pay a stranger to do it.


Quoting ilovemyboys84:

This





Quoting Anonymous:

You can request a child flying attendant for your child...you can pay extra for it, & it must be arranged in-advance (I believe).  Most airlines offer this kind of service.  Your 18 yo, is he mature enough to handle his sibling, once in his care? 









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