Kids leaving the nest to fly solo? Talk to the airline about booking unaccompanied minors

Different airlines have different rules about flying alone. Some allow young children only on direct flights. Others will not allow them to fl y after a certain hour (this is to avoid the potential for an overnight delay). Call the airline and get details before booking the ticket. In most cases it’s best to book by phone; some airlines will not allow you to book unaccompanied minors online.