14-yr old who lived in the US for 6 years runs away from father in Miami, back to his mother in Cuba.
Questions for this forum:
- He boards AA flight to Bahamas w/no questions asked despite being underage, because apparently the agent did not do the math while checking ID (admittedly an easy mistake to make). Does it often happen?
- He buys that ticket and a later ticket to Cuba with father's credit card. Is it really possible to use a US-issued card to travel to Cuba despite the embargo?
Random non-aviation observations:
- Kid had weird reasons (as kids do) for his flight. School elections and a "very special" girl.
- Father thinks the son will miss material things ("There is no Pizza Hut or Dolphin Mall there,'' Diaz said.) but no mention of their good time together... seems like they did not have the best of relationships!