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User currently offlineB747_a340 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 197 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1070 times:

Hey guys! Ok, I am planning to take a trip to Guatemala on March 7th.. But the thing is that is the first time that I'm going to be traveling alone, and I have to convince my dad. The ticket is really cheap on Delta, but I have a question for you guys, taking in account I'm 15 do I need to pay an extra charge or not? Another concern is that I am not an American citizen, could this cause any problem??
thanks!

Diego

PS: I'm asking my dad this week, so any information would be greatly appreciated!!


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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

Hrmmm...do you have a Visa or a passport? Also, just out of curiousity, what you gonna do in Guatemala?


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User currently offlineB747_a340 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

Actually I am a Guatemalan citizen, but I live in America as a resident. The reason for the trip is that my best friend lives there, and I haven't seen him in a year. So I want to visit.

Diego



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User currently offlineB747_A340 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

Silly me, yeah I have a passport!  Smokin cool


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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

As long as whoever your visiting knows your coming, has a place for you to stay, food to eat, etc., your dad should be fine with it. Just make sure that everything is in place, all loose ends tied, before you "present" this idea to your dad.

A trip to Guatemala would be a lot of fun.



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User currently offlineB747_a340 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

Tbar220: Yeah it's going to be awesome... I'm just a little scared about traveling alone for the first time, taking in account that it's and international flight.

Diego



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User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

You should be alright maturity-wise. I travelled alone younger than your age. You should look at Delta's website to check their policies though.

User currently offlineB747_a340 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

Yeah, but the only info in their webpage is about kids 14 an younger, and I don't think I need special help during the flight. The problem though is going through customs because I've never done that alone ...  Confused

Diego



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User currently offlineHerman From Singapore, joined Jul 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 988 times:

Diego,
Travelled alone never but was with my brother couple of years ago. Both of us were as young as you. Anyways just a piece of advice- follow the signs in the airport. If unsure just ask... You should be ok. Have fun!



Best Regards,
Herman


User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 972 times:

I made my first trip by myself when I was 13 and got trapped in Iqaluit Nunavut by myself for two days because of weather. It was awesome! If you let the hot F/A's know you are travelling alone they always pay more attention to you. Press the call button and they will run to come and help you while putting their chest in your face so they can turn off the button. It's nice Big thumbs up

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40035 posts, RR: 74
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 967 times:

B747_a340:
Find a young hot Guatamalian chick to keep you company.
Also, bring lots of protection.  Big grin



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User currently offlineB747_A340 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 963 times:

Dash8King: I do that even when my family is with me, I always make sure I get a window seat far from my mom, so i can flirt with the F/A's lol  Smokin cool

Superfly: That is the other reason for the trip... I've been missing some action in my life now. hehehe Thanx 4 the advice!!  Acting devilish

Diego



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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5520 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 918 times:

I travelled last year (14) MSP-ORD-FRA-ZAG by myself. I was with my school class in D.C., and my father, bro, and sis were headed to ZAG a night before I came back due to the schedule. We didn't tell the airline I was under 14, I took all the flights easily, didn't check my passport arriving in FRA! But they checked it in ZAG, a little "stamp" and I was through. I also travelled by bus that day by myself, I can tell you, it felt ODD, but I made it OK.

Continental


User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 909 times:

I used to be real jumpy about traveling by myself, until I finished off the remainder of my growth spurt and took up Jet Li-type Taekwondo training (the serious stuff, not the wussy junk). Now, I'm really not worried, knowing I can defend myself (we actually practice different situations and do this thing called sparring where we fight with light pads on, for those of you who don't know). The reassuring fact that I'm a good shot (not that I carry a firearm) and know how to cause some serious damage with my bare hands makes me perfectly comfortable being alone, traveling or not.

So, as TBar220 said, just make sure you have all the arrangments made, and a BACKUP PLAN, and I think you'll be fine and your dad will feel a little more reassured letting you travel by yourself. Good luck, and happy flying.



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