Bridget Brown worked hard babysitting and thought she would blow it on a trip. She used her cash to buy three tickets on Southwest Airlines from Jacksonville to Nashville.
Southwest officials said procedures were followed by workers and no rules were broken. They said an 11-year-old can fly with anyone 12 or older without having to pay an unaccompanied minor fee.
Bridget Brown, 15, of Jacksonville, she asked friend Bobby Nolan III, 13, and her 11-year-old brother to go along to the airport where the marched up to the Southwest ticket counter and bought their tickets.
“He said OK and told us how much it would be and then we paid him. Then he put the flight things on our bags and then he said you better run because you might miss your flight.”
The kids said they were not stopped by airport security and no one asked them for IDs. UPI reported:
“Everybody else had IDs. But we didn’t,”
Nolan gave his folks a jingle to tell them he might be late for dinner. The parents decided the kids had enough of an adventure and had them home that night.
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