Accompanied unaccompanied minors

My kids were supposed to fly home from Florida as unaccompanied minors today. Got to the airport and found out that because of a weather advisory in Ohio, they can’t fly alone. Airline policy. Too many uncertainties. I get it.

But: For reasons not worth explaining, the kids HAVE to be home today and if they don’t make this flight they’re not back until tomorrow night. Plus: I don’t have a hotel room for them here so it’d be an another additional cost. So: I bought a walk up ticket and I’m flying with them. Then I turn back around and go back to Orlando on the same plane. Cost: insanely expensive. But I somehow avoided crazy security screening.

The things we do. The things we do.

Craig Calcaterra

Craig is the author of the daily baseball (and other things) newsletter, Cup of Coffee. He writes about other things at He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.

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