Teens Take Flight

Friday, August 13, 2010 - 11:19am

Florida kids use baby-sitting money to skip town on a whim.

Three Jacksonville, Florida teens are facing the music after skipping town on a flight to Nashville.

"I just wanted to fly," said 15-year-old Bridget Brown. "I had the money."

Brown saved $700 from baby-sitting and asked a friend if he wanted to fly anywhere.

The friend, 13-year-old Bobby Nolan III, said Nashville.

The two of them, along with Brown's 11-year-old brother, took a cab to the airport.

A Southwest ticket agent sold them three tickets without asking for proof of age.

Their next stop was the security checkpoint.

Once again, no questions were asked.

"Everybody else had IDs. But we didn't," Nolan said.

So they flew to Nashville.

There were no adults with them, and none of their parents even knew they were going.

At dinner time, the boy's parents called his cell, thinking he was at a friend's house.

The call went straight to voicemail.

Later that evening, Bobby called his parents.

"He said, we're in Nashville. I'm ready to come home," said his dad, Bobby Nolan, Jr.

About $700 later, they flew back home the same way.

Everyone is safe, but now everyone is wondering how the kids managed to get on the flight.

According to Southwest Airlines, they didn't sneak by anything.

An 11-year-old is allowed to fly with anyone 12 or older, according to their policy, and doesn't have to pay a fee for being an unaccompanied minor.
 

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