I was 13 years old, and i flew DTW
. I was an UM
so I got to sit Business. Luckily, there was another girl flying MSP
that flew with me so we sat together on our rather empty J class cabin on a NW744. Unfortunately, my mom gave me all these instruction because I had to bring stuff to my family in Russia. I had a bush to plant at my Uncle's grave as well as my rather expensive violin. When I got off the plane in AMS
, they forced us off first as the KLM women came up to gather us to take us to the kiddie holding area until our connection. We had to walk, although they brought a mini-cart as there was a elderly group that needed it. I had forgotten my violin on the plane though (i was asked to move to J after I was seated in Y.) I had to go against the traiffic flow through the jetway, and get my violin, it was interesting as no one really stopped me.
Then we persuaded the KLM woman to let some of us "older" kids get away from the lady who kept giving us Kit-Kat bars and roam thru the airport. Somehow we walked around the whole airport, and at the time thought we had entered the EU, this was like (8 years ago), and got scared since we saw passport control to get back to area E. Anyways, got on the flight to Moscow. Since KLM flight attendants don't enter Russia, they gave me to some passenger that insisted i stand in the line for diplomats at Passport control. I was scared being more american than Russian. After that, they sort of abandoned me by baggage claim, but I knew the drill. The problem was declaring my violin as the customs officers are strict, and the form says they need to be filled out by persons 16 and older, but I was still required to fill it out.
No problems on the way back.