It’s a story that Carrie Calzaretta’s 14-year-old son, Tyler, will probably tell his kids someday. This summer, the Calzarettas paid American Airlines an extra $300 for their son to fly round-trip as an unaccompanied minor in order to join a 10-day educational tour of Belize. When thunderstorms delayed his flight from Miami to Newark, the airline offered to re-book him for the next morning — but not to provide a hotel room for the night.
Gianpiera Borroni thought her $150 unaccompanied minor fee would guarantee someone from Delta would look after her child. She thought wrong.
On Christmas Eve, Amber Lloyd drove her 14-year-old nephew to the Denver airport to board a Frontier Airlines flight to New Orleans, where he was going to spend Christmas with his parents.
Unfortunately, despite Lloyd’s best efforts, her nephew was not going to leave on Frontier.
Airline junk fees come in all shapes and sizes, but this one may rank among the most bizarre. It comes
What does United Airlines’ unaccompanied minor fee cover? Katrina Cichosz wants to know, and after reviewing her case, I’m kind
Christina Welsch is young, dresses conservatively, and is usually alone when she flies.
Like any good father, LeRoy Villanueva tried to cover all of his bases when he put his two children on a plane from Paris to Los Angeles recently. Most important to him was buying the required unaccompanied minor service, which would allow his kids to fly without an adult.
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: Your 11-year-old son is scheduled to fly home on his own, but on the eve of his departure, the airline tells him his ticket is no good. Specifically, he has no ticket. It happened to Meera Gopalan this weekend.