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    Okay DWT family I'm coming to you guys because I need advice and only take Disney Lover more seriously then others No seriously I always value you guy's advice. Okay here it is in a nutshell. Next Friday my two DD who keep in mind are 12 & 8 are going to be flying by themselves for the first time to go to my mother's their Grammy in Kansas City Missouri. Okay now mind you both children have been flying at least twice a year or more somewhere since infancy.We pratically take up resident in Newark airport we're flying so much that the ticket agent at the airport knows us by name Well anywho I need to know has anyone ever sent their children anywhere on a plane by themsleves? What did you give them to take on the plane to keep them busy, how did they feel flying by themselves, How did you feel having them fly themsleves, did the flight attendents that had your children in their care seem friendly, would you let them fly alone again,did the kid's enjoy flying solo( you know the whole feeling like an adult)Okay you can see I'm a very worried mommy. Just never thought the day was going to come when I thought my two would be flying by themselves. Always discuss with my mom when they were younger about this just never did send them alone. They always flown with me or another Family member.Now I flew by myself a lot of times when I was younger and it was to Califorina to visit my aunt when she lived there. I was fine guess the reason for my concern is due mainly because we live in a post 9/11 world not that that's stopping me it my sending my pericous cargo alone and people are so cruel. But anyway any advice to clam my nerves would be helpful.


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    My friend sent her kids on a plane and her are the answers to your questions:

    What did you give them to take on the plane to keep them busy? My friend's kids packed a backpack full of toys, games, and other things to keep them busy.

    How did they feel flying by themselves? They said it was really cool flying by themselves, and they weren't scared at all.

    How did you feel having them fly themsleves? At first my friend was nervous because her kids get very hyper when it comes to going on vacations (especially going on planes) But afterwards, she felt more comfortable with the situation, so it was all good

    Did the flight attendents that had your children in their care seem friendly? They took very good care of the kids, and made sure that they were okay and safe.

    Would you let them fly alone again? My friend said she would consider letting them fly solo again.

    Did the kid's enjoy flying solo? Yes they did!

    It's okay to be a little bit nervous. I would be too, sending my kids off on a plane for 3 4 hours. But I would make sure that they called me when they got to the airport.
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    Hey Jedi,

    Well since i've never sent my children on the plane by themselves before, i don't know if i should give ya a response. But i'll go ahead
    Just about every time we fly, which is normally at least once if not twice out of the year. I see small children boarding the plane by themselves with a flight attendant. They sit them in the very first seat pass first class. Most of the children carry favorite toy or a game.

    If they have a gameboy, gameboy advance, any type of hand held game, maybe they can take that along with them. And since it's the two of them, maybe a couple of small games that can entertain them and get their minds off of being on the plane without you.

    The flight attendance are very intuitive to the children that fly alone. Most if not all of them talk with them, make them feel safe. And when they board off the plane. They will be escorted off by one of the flight attendance, and they normally stay with them until their party has picked them up

    Hope this help, hope it makes you feel a little better. Also, maybe if you have a extra cell phone that the oldest can carry, you guys can keep in touch that way. If not, maybe they can give you a call once they land just so you can breathe that they landed saftly.
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    Thanks guys I thought about the game boy and oldest has a videoI-Pod and little one has the portable Disney dvd palyer so maybe I'll have them take those with them. I thought about the game but I can so see that turning ugly on the plane and all I need to get is a call from the air marshall that my two thugs went at with each other on the plane.LOL

    My mom will be waiting at the gate for them so she'll call me as soon as they land. I will say this going to be an experince we won't forget. The best part is I'm flying out to MO the following week so I will be flying back with them plus our dog. So I won't have that nervous feeling on the way back. Thanks again


    FYI: They are only go a week early because camp is over and I have to work and like I said now is a good time to get them use to doing this by themselves.




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    Quote Originally Posted by JEDIPRINCESS
    I thought about the game but I can so see that turning ugly on the plane and all I need to get is a call from the air marshall that my two thugs went at with each other on the plane.LOL

    My mom will be waiting at the gate for them so she'll call me as soon as they land.
    OMG!! although not funny. Can you imagine. First time in history two under aged kids get kicked off the plane and the air marshall had to come get 'em. Sounds like a butt whopping to me.. Maybe you can send them along a game a piece for them, while the no electronic devices can be on....

    And since grammy will be waiting for them, they are gonna have a blast on that plane.. You do know that right????

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    Quote Originally Posted by butlers
    OMG!! although not funny. Can you imagine. First time in history two under aged kids get kicked off the plane and the air marshall had to come get 'em. Sounds like a butt whopping to me.. Maybe you can send them along a game a piece for them, while the no electronic devices can be on....

    And since grammy will be waiting for them, they are gonna have a blast on that plane.. You do know that right????

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    Yeah and my two would be the two to go down in the history books for it to

    Yeah I know they are going to have mad fun but it not them I'm worried about it me checking the new reports every few seconds to see if my kids airjacked the plane Their not that bad I'm sure they will be fine it just another one of those mommy first moments you go through and the whole they are growning up and don't need me anymore




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    They will be fine, and they WILL like flying without you.(its a ha! I'm a kid and my mom isnt here to yell at me thing...lol)

    I sent my older DD from Houston, Tx to Pgh, Pa by herself starting at age 12 and she loved it. She had her CD player to entertain her and the flight attendants were AWESOME. Not sure how they will do it on your airline, but Continental boarded her first and she was the last to get off, and had an attendant with to and from the plane via the walkway. Things may be even more safe now. She loved being served a meal and chosing what she wanted herself.

    Tell Grammy to make sure she has EVERY(and I do mean every) form of ID possible because they will want to see them all. Dont forget you will need all that info too. They were very strict and wouldnt even let me near my DD until I proved who I was. And tell her to be patient as they will probably clear the entire plane before the kids come off. (it takes a while)

    By age 15 she was a seasoned traveler and at 16 years, even went by bus all the way to Tx from Pgh and back. I did ask one lady with a passel of kids to kinda watch out for her(she was going the same place as my DD and was very nice and could tell I was anxious about the bus trip)

    Hope they have a good time getting spoiled till you get there. LOL BON VOYAGE MINI JEDI"S!

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    Ok, Kaitlin has flown as an unaccompanied minor plenty of times now, she is an expert. So far we have liked airtran the best for taking care of her. We had to call to make the reservations so that we could give the name of the person taking her at one end and picking her up at the other - and each had to have 2 contacts numbers listed as well.
    They check id's about every 5 steps....make sure that Grammy has all her ids with her, and most likely will be allowed to go straight to the gate for pick up instead of having to wait at baggage claim.
    At first Kaitlin was nervous, but the flight attendants checked on her often and they made sure she was sitting near them.
    As for entertainment, yeah, she has a gameboy, so she was good. I am sure your daughters will be fine and actually think it is pretty cool.
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    Thanks again everyone for the suggestions. But I'm still nervous the new this morning just made it worst. But I won't worry myself sick the Lord will watch over them he always has.Thanks again.




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    I knew the news this morning would freak you out....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaRain
    I knew the news this morning would freak you out....
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    Hey, I know, Kaitlin is flying home on Sunday...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaRain
    Hey, I know, Kaitlin is flying home on Sunday...
    OMG!!!I'm sure she will be safe just make sure she doesn't watch the news so she won't get scare. I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayer but I'm sure she'll be safe and deliver back to you safely.




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    Yeah, so much for keeping them busy now! They'll just have to use their imagination, I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Mickey
    Yeah, so much for keeping them busy now! They'll just have to use their imagination, I suppose.
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