What airlines charge to fly unaccompanied child

This photo taken Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, shows an American Airlines aircraft taking off at Miami International Airport in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
This photo taken Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, shows an American Airlines aircraft taking off at Miami International Airport in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – American Airlines is raising the age for children flying by themselves.

The nation’s largest airline says it charges $150 for children ages 5 to 11 to fly as unaccompanied minors.

Starting September 3, that age goes to 14-years-old.

The airline says extending the fee to more youths will ensure the safest possible travel for them.

What other airlines charge:

  • United Airlines: $150 each way for children 5 to 11
  • Delta: $100 each way for children 5 to 14
  • JetBlue: $100 each way for children 5 to 14
  • Southwest: $50 each way for children 5 to 11.
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