Connor (17) has a college interview coming up in Illinios.
We have done this twice with our daughter, who is 15. When you say "child's ticket," I assume you mean he is flying as an unaccompanied minor (a special status given by the airline) and not that he got a discounted ticket. Most airlines do not discount tickets for children
I don't have any btdt advice with having kids fly alone. Justin and Danielle flew to Vegas for their honeymoon but they were 19 and 22. And Justin had flown with us before. I think if it's a direct flight it shouldn't be much of a problem since you'd see him off on one end and there'd be someone on the other end. And if he's flying under a child's ticket maybe they could help him out a bit but I'm not sure who you'd contact to talk to about it. I don't suppose he's flying into Peoria or Bloomington is he? If he was I'd go meet him and welcome him to IL! Congrats on him being already accepted BTW. Perhaps you'll have reason to visit IL one day!
My youngest, the space cadet, flew from IL to CO to see his GF at 18. Now, he had flown with us before but still, I was shocked at how well he handled it all-he had to handle connections, a small plane to be closer to her town, etc.
He should be fine. It never hurts to run through worse case scenarios(person who is to meet him doesn't show, for example).
Actually Pam he'd be flying into Bloomington.
Ramona Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!
The summer my DD turned 15 she and her bff flew from Raleigh NC to LAX (with a layover in Dallas) by themselves.
Since everyone else has covered procedure, is your DS nervous at all about flying?
Is he looking at LCU?
They certainly are friendly, aren't they?? If I knew at one point I must have forgotten that we are both central Illinoisian's! I'm in the Peoria area!