Do airlines have policies regarding children flying alone?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Nancy McBride with the National Centre for Missing & Exploited Children discusses if airlines have policies regarding children flying alone.

    Host: Do airlines have policies regarding children flying alone?

    Nancy McBride: Actually, the airlines do have policies about children flying alone and you really need to check with the particular airline to find out what the age limits are? What you as a parents or guardian can do to set that up in advance?

    There maybe a charge for you to have a person accompany your child, both getting on the plane and getting off the plane and there are certain rules that you are going to need to follow as a parent or guardian, for example, you may not be able to book your child on the last flight of the day because if there is a problem your child could end up getting stranded and also remember that if the weather is bad or if it seems it is going to become bad, that your child probably should not fly again, because if your child becomes stranded, who is going to watch out for them. So, make sure you read all the policies and guidelines. You decide, if this is something that you can do, that you feel comfortable with and then talk to your child about it.