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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-09 09:52 PM
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57. I was 14. The flight attendants made sure I got to my connecting flights and I was fine except
for the last one who thought I said "Jamestown" instead of "Johnston". I cleared that up in a real hurry. LOL
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  -At what age should someone be able to take a flight without a parent? lightningandsnow  Feb-23-09 11:47 AM   #0 
  - At 17, you could still have the unaccompanied minor service...  Haole Girl   Feb-23-09 11:49 AM   #1 
  - I first flew at 8 years old using that service  no name no slogan   Feb-23-09 11:53 AM   #3 
  - Yep  blogslut   Feb-23-09 11:58 AM   #11 
  - United (Air Canada's partner) cuts it off at 15.  leftyclimber   Feb-23-09 08:36 PM   #38 
     - I know of at least two other major carriers that allow it...  Haole Girl   Feb-23-09 08:49 PM   #44 
        - Which airlines?  leftyclimber   Feb-23-09 08:52 PM   #47 
           - Delta for one...  Haole Girl   Feb-23-09 08:55 PM   #48 
              - Thanks! This may come in handy. nt  leftyclimber   Feb-23-09 09:09 PM   #51 
  - Sounds like your dad is scared of his little girl growing up  Rabrrrrrr   Feb-23-09 11:51 AM   #2 
  - Can you hook up with a buddy or two  supernova   Feb-23-09 11:54 AM   #4 
  - Note: "hook up" has a new meaning in high school - not a good one to use around dads!  HopeHoops   Feb-23-09 12:01 PM   #14 
     - Stop it!  supernova   Feb-23-09 12:09 PM   #19 
        - Just sayin...  HopeHoops   Feb-23-09 12:12 PM   #22 
  - My 17 year old daughter flew to Europe with GYLC last summer. You're almost an adult!  HopeHoops   Feb-23-09 11:54 AM   #5 
  - My dad gave me GRIEF  supernova   Feb-23-09 11:56 AM   #7 
  - HEY! I resemble that remark!  HopeHoops   Feb-23-09 11:57 AM   #8 
  - Well, frankly, my dad wasn't too crazy about my flying out to San Francisco ...  Left Is Write   Feb-23-09 12:21 PM   #25 
  - Hey--my son went to the GYLC in Vienna, Budapest & Prague summer of 07 when he was 17!  mnhtnbb   Feb-23-09 09:17 PM   #53 
  - I flew to Ottawa when I was 16 and I made it out alive.  ghostsofgiants   Feb-23-09 11:55 AM   #6 
  - Yeah, but how long ago was THAT - who KNOWS if you could get out of Ottawa today!  HopeHoops   Feb-23-09 11:58 AM   #10 
     - 8 years ago.  ghostsofgiants   Feb-23-09 11:59 AM   #12 
        - See? They've had elections, and leadership changes - it could be dangerous now!  HopeHoops   Feb-23-09 12:00 PM   #13 
           - Haha, true!  ghostsofgiants   Feb-23-09 12:04 PM   #15 
              - How did you make it out? Did they smuggle you in a load of pine boards?  HopeHoops   Feb-23-09 12:08 PM   #18 
                 - More or less.  ghostsofgiants   Feb-23-09 12:11 PM   #21 
  - I would say 17 ...  Myrina   Feb-23-09 11:58 AM   #9 
  - depends on the kid.  AlCzervik   Feb-23-09 12:06 PM   #16 
  - it depends on the kid and their maturity level  dana_b   Feb-23-09 12:07 PM   #17 
  - There are other things to consider besides the flight itself.  Midlodemocrat   Feb-23-09 12:10 PM   #20 
  - Exactly.  JVS   Feb-23-09 09:21 PM   #55 
  - We put our 11 & 8 years olds on a flight from Denver to Chicago...  XNASA   Feb-23-09 12:14 PM   #23 
  - It depends entirely on the kid, but I would think most kids of 17 would be fine.  Left Is Write   Feb-23-09 12:19 PM   #24 
  - Here's what you do...  blueraven95   Feb-23-09 12:31 PM   #26 
  - Depends on the kid but around 9 years seems resonable...  Lost in CT   Feb-23-09 01:28 PM   #27 
  - My kids flew to Texas to visit  suninvited   Feb-23-09 01:32 PM   #28 
  - your dad is being unreasonable  La Lioness Priyanka   Feb-23-09 01:32 PM   #29 
  - I flew alone at 17  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Feb-23-09 01:35 PM   #30 
  - Another service that may be available....  SydneyBristow   Feb-23-09 01:40 PM   #31 
  - I suspect that your dad's reason is  kiva   Feb-23-09 01:42 PM   #32 
  - Another thing about your friend --  leftyclimber   Feb-23-09 08:50 PM   #45 
  - It's a friend from camp, so I know her in real life.  lightningandsnow   Feb-23-09 09:03 PM   #49 
     - It certainly couldn't hurt  leftyclimber   Feb-23-09 09:14 PM   #52 
        - Nope, she lives with her parents,  lightningandsnow   Feb-23-09 09:17 PM   #54 
           - Even better.  leftyclimber   Feb-23-09 09:21 PM   #56 
  - Whoa, whoa, whoa.  BreweryYardRat   Feb-23-09 10:06 PM   #59 
     - Oops. Apparently I should spend more time in GD.  BreweryYardRat   Feb-24-09 05:44 AM   #70 
  - Aw, tell him you've had sex with a 21-year-old...you can handle flying alone!  ogneopasno   Feb-23-09 01:43 PM   #33 
  - That could get her grounded - in more ways than one!  HopeHoops   Feb-23-09 01:56 PM   #34 
  - i was probably seven or eight the first time i flew without an adult  fizzgig   Feb-23-09 02:12 PM   #35 
  - My first flight alone was at age 6.  distantearlywarning   Feb-23-09 03:12 PM   #36 
  - I flew to Germany alone in 1959, I was almost 11 years old. The flight was 18  yellowdogintexas   Feb-23-09 08:27 PM   #37 
  - Well, he's always been average with some things and strict with others.  lightningandsnow   Feb-23-09 08:40 PM   #39 
  - As long as you don't travel with 21 year old man  City of Mills   Feb-23-09 08:42 PM   #40 
  - Will I ever be able to post again?  lightningandsnow   Feb-23-09 08:47 PM   #43 
     - Haha nope  City of Mills   Feb-23-09 08:51 PM   #46 
  - A little bit unreasonable. I flew at 16.  ScreamingMeemie   Feb-23-09 08:44 PM   #41 
  - 4  XemaSab   Feb-23-09 08:45 PM   #42 
  - He's fearing the unknown...  Fleshdancer   Feb-23-09 09:05 PM   #50 
  - I was 14. The flight attendants made sure I got to my connecting flights and I was fine except  GreenPartyVoter   Feb-23-09 09:52 PM   #57 
  - I did it at...15. Back in summer of '04.  BreweryYardRat   Feb-23-09 09:56 PM   #58 
  - You said that  DemBones DemBones   Feb-23-09 10:57 PM   #60 
  - I let my daughter and son fly last year... 17 and 15.  crim son   Feb-23-09 11:00 PM   #61 
  - As soon as they are able to crawl to the airport.  Jamastiene   Feb-23-09 11:03 PM   #62 
  - I let my daughter fly to N.Y. at 16.  emilyg   Feb-23-09 11:05 PM   #63 
  - As soon as someone can sit still for 6 hours without screaming, kicking the seat  petronius   Feb-23-09 11:09 PM   #64 
  - It sounds as if there is more to the story  MajorChode   Feb-23-09 11:29 PM   #65 
  - I flew for the first time alone by age 7 or 8...  Reverend_Smitty   Feb-23-09 11:56 PM   #66 
  - I'm 18, and my dad would probably say the same thing...  Mollis   Feb-24-09 12:01 AM   #67 
  - Your dad is being a bit unreasonable.  wickerwoman   Feb-24-09 12:22 AM   #68 
  - Too young? Not by a long shot.  fortyfeetunder   Feb-24-09 12:33 AM   #69 
  - huh? I would say you are plenty old enough - younger kids fly alone a lot...  tigereye   Feb-24-09 06:52 AM   #71 
  - I started flying alone at 7 (1976)  malta blue   Feb-24-09 06:53 AM   #72 
  - I doubt it is JUST the flying part that he has an issue with  Marrah_G   Feb-24-09 07:58 AM   #73 
 

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