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.