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I am 17 years old and would like to fly to Tucson, Ariz. Can I travel unaccompanied or should an adult go with me

Hi Hannah,

Yes, you can totally fly alone!

There are a lot of children and young adults that do fly alone, especially during the holiday seasons or summertime when school is out.  It’s important to check your airline’s unaccompanied minor policy before you book your flights.  On most airlines like United Airlines for example, anyone between the ages of 15 and 17 is considered an adult and not required to follow guidelines for children traveling alone.  That said, your parents may feel more comfortable taking advantage of the unaccompanied minor service, which is usually around $100 each way.

If your parents decide to use the airline’s service, there are a few important things to remember: