Holy crap. I stumbled on this fairly recent Inside Edition news story where they did several tests of unaccompanied minors on planes to see how close a stranger could get to them before someone said something.
I think the results will shock you.
So, what DO you do if you have an unaccompanied minor on a plane?
While the back row of the plan may be the closest to the galley and closest to the flight attendants, it’s also out of sight of most of the plane. Should the flight attendants be working elsewhere on the plane, it essentially leaves a totally invisible area since no one forward can see anyone switching seats.
It may cost more, but a seat closer to the front at least allows for those in the rows behind to see what’s going on.
An aisle seat also may be better, too. In a window, where the middle and aisle stay open, it allows for someone to easily sit down, whereas if the child is on the aisle, it makes this task a bit more difficult.
Many airlines offer unaccompanied minor services, though sometimes a child can easily be sent to the wrong destination, or get lost within the airport without the proper supervision.
What do you think about this? Is it really that dangerous for an unaccompanied minor to travel on a plane?
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