Litigation ENewsletter February 16 2012

Children Traveling Alone
Millions of unaccompanied children between the ages of 5 and 12 (called "unaccompanied minors" by the airlines) travel on the major airlines every year. Airlines usually accept these children as passengers but impose restrictions and sometimes extra fees. Before you put your child on an airplane unaccompanied by an adult, learn what the airlines require, what your obligations are as a parent or legal guardian and what you can do to minimize problems during your child's trip.