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Stevens wants to close underage flying 'loophole'

...purchase an Alaska Airlines ticket with cash and without parental consent, consistent with the company's unaccompanied minor service. The girl was convinced to return to Alaska by Seattle-Tacoma Airport police before she could board her...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102407/sta_20071024004.shtml
News
My Turn: Protecting our children must be a top priority

...regardless of age. Many airlines require passengers between the ages of 5 and 12 to participate in the "Unaccompanied Minor Service" program if they are traveling without a parent or guardian. But no such requirements prevent passengers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100707/opi_20071007004.shtml
Opinion
Teenager buys one-way ticket to a nightmare

...this could happen." Alaska Airlines has an Unaccompanied Minor Service that is required for passengers 5 to 12 years...the age group required to participate in the unaccompanied minor service. "We don't have any age restriction for...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081907/loc_20070819025.shtml
News
Airline reviews its unaccompanied minor policy

...company followed all policies. The company does not require those between 13 and 17 to participate in its Unaccompanied Minor Service, which provides an escort, and it does not have an age restriction for purchasing a ticket. "We did properly...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082407/loc_20070824017.shtml
News
Stevens to FAA: Fix child flight loophole or I will

...Juneau teenager was able to purchase an Alaska Airlines ticket with cash, consistent with the company's unaccompanied minor service that allows minors age 13 to 17 to buy tickets and fly unaccompanied without the knowledge of parents or guardians...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030708/sta_254781059.shtml
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