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How Old Do You Have To Be To Fly Alone?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by axe, 24 Jul 2006.

  1. axe

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    Hey me and my mate thinking of just getting one of those late deals holidays and jet off to ibiza or something... where both 17 can we fly out without a 18year old :(
     
  2. Christo

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    You can at any age I think, I flew alone to Hong Kong when I was 14.:)
     
  3. Sputnik II

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    I think some airlines like the one owned by stellios have an age restriction on flying alone. I could be wrong.
     
  4. Psyk

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    Well most 18-30 type holidays actually allow 17 year olds to go if they have parental permission. If you're talking about just a flight I don't think there's any age limit on going alone, but package holidays do usually.
     
  5. axe

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    Dam its one of those package holidays where you dont know where your staying until you get to the airport. :( might have to give them a ring and see what they say. Its Just im 18 on september 7th ... and start back at 6th form on the 5th so it will be a bit late by then as summer holidays have passed.
     
  6. Rotty

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    I think almost all tour companies need parental consent to sell to under 18's , other than that there shouldn't be a problem
     
  7. shimy182

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    i traveled from japan to UK when i was 12, on the way i transfered on amsterdam. then i was accompanied by a air attendance to the right gate as soon i left the aircraft from japan.

    she was pretty :)
    (i fly with KLM)
     
  8. cobxx

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    A lot of airlines have someone accompony (sp?) you to make sure you don't fall out the plane or something, but I think anything over 12 is fine
     
  9. BrenOS

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    We've a lot of pilots on these boards.

    Hohoho.
     
  10. Aod

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    you might need a letter of consent from your parents to get past immigration.

    i speak from experience...

    ...
     
  11. Scuzi

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    You'd be surprised at the amount of them ;)
     
  12. BrenOS

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    I know there's a few, but Crisp7 flew solo to HK at 14! OMGWOWZORINTERNETMEDAL!!1
     
  13. PureAppleJuice

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    I flew to New Zealand on my own and i'm 17... Didn't have any trouble at immigration etc. Flown to France on my own when I was 13 also.
    I'd imagine it's different if everything was done with a tour company. Only ever booked flights, not a whole package style thing
     
  14. Scuzi

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    That's quite an achievement! My first solo lasted 10 minutes :D
     
  15. Craig321

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    I think you have to have a air person assigned to your to look after you if you're under a certain age don't you?
     
  16. Alty

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    General rule of thumb nowadays is 16 and over to fly single and anyone under to be accompanied by an adult aint it? But you should check with the airline you intend to be using. In the good old days you could pretty much go anywhere and have a stewardess keep an eye on you but not in today's society - airlines simply dont want to be held responsible for children now that we all have a best friend called SUE! (Rather sad really :()
     
  17. momentimori

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    As long as you can sit in a seat, ie above age 2, you can fly alone
     
  18. JunkBot

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    Going 18-30's tomorrow a few mates are still only 17 they just need to take a letter to the place we booked from their parents
     
  19. Fa-

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    bwahaha, that made spit milk! (im not drinking milk though :(.. i need to see a doctor about this )
     
  20. Lopéz

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    Wrong. Different airlines have different regulations and many will not allow anybody under 16 unsupervised.

    With package holidays, if you are both under 18 you should have a letter of consent to send/give to them.