As a child, I remember neighbor kids traveling alone to visit relatives, and the preparations necessary to send a youngster onto a plane by himself. Many airlines define an unaccompanied minor as a child between the ages of 5 and 11 years who is traveling without an adult. But what age might you consider appropriate to put your child on a plane or train alone?
We're curious to know what you think. Let us know in the comments whether you'd send a child to travel alone, and when you might consider it appropriate.
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