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Delta / unaccompanied minor fee

1 United States Review updated:

Delta charges an "Unaccompanied Minor Fee" of $100 when traveling and under the age of 18. Other airlines do not do this. They claim they incur additional liability and provide special services to the minors. They don't provide any special service at all. The worst of it is they charge you this fee when you arrive at the airport. They don't tell you upfront and transparently when you actually purchase the ticket. Another hidden fee scam.

Finally, if you don't put down the correct person who is picking them up at the end of the destination they will hold them in the airport. The mother of the two girls traveling came to pick them up and Delta would not release them to her. All they could respond with is, "its our policy." They offered no solutions.

BTW, the girls traveling were 17 and 14 and travel often. It wasn't as if they were 5 and vulnerable. I understand if you asked for the service or if they told you when you purchased the ticket, but to claim it is for additional liability reasons when other airlines don't have the fee is ridiculous.

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  • Mo
      13th of Dec, 2010
    0 Votes
    Delta - Delta Seating
    United States

    Delta is awful! For 2 months I tried to get seats together for me and my 6 year old daughter and they still put her away from me on a 5 hour flight! I tried to get seated with her at every airport on the way to my destination and on the way home for this one flight we were separated and KNOW ONE would help us! Delta has now lost all our business. Small children sitting on a plane next to strangers without a parent is absolutely unacceptable!!!

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