If you are a parent, you’ve likely weighed the pros and cons of letting your child fly solo on his or her next trip. Beyond your own preferences about your child flying alone, airlines do regulate the travel options of minors. Most airlines or charters will have their own rules for unaccompanied minors, with the majority allowing children aged 5-14 to travel alone domestically. Minors policies may also come with an extra fee. If you do choose for your child to fly solo, be sure to prepare him or her for what to expect and help pack a carry-on filled with your child’s favorites.
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