American Air will charge for solo kids up to 14

08/22/2014 11:01 AM

08/22/2014 11:02 AM

American Airlines says it will extend its fee for unaccompanied minors to charge $150 extra each way for children between 5 and 14. Currently, American charges a fee on top of the regular fare for unaccompanied minors between 5 and 11.

The change starts Sept. 3.

American says extending the fee to more youths will ensure the safest possible travel for them and match the policy at US Airways. The two merged in December to form American Airlines Group Inc.

United Airlines charges $150 each way for minors 5 to 11; Delta charges $100 each way for those 5 to 14; at Southwest it’s $50 each way for kids 5 to 11.

The airline announced the change in an employee publication.

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