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#TravelTuesday Q&A: What are the Rules and Fees for Unaccompanied Minors

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Q:  Hi Playground! My two kids (12 and 14) are going to fly up to New Jersey this summer from our home in Florida to see their grandmother. What is the age cutoff and travel rules for unaccompanied minors? And are there fees, too? ~ Thanks! Chloe F

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Questions About Travel Insurance for Family Travel

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Q:  Hello Playground! What do you recommend for travel insurance, including medical and flight insurance, for family travel in South America? We have our shots, our anti-diarrhea and altitude sickness meds, but our travel MD recommended the extra insurance for the trip – just in case. What do think? Thanks! ~ A Traveling Mom

A: Hi Traveling Mom! You’re preaching to the choir when it comes to purchasing travel insurance for adventure or long-haul trips. Anywhere it would be hard to get home from, or to replicate the level of care you receive in the United States, it’s a good idea to purchase additional insurance. Not to mention, most travel insurance policies cover delayed or cancelled trips and also baggage that’s destroyed or never makes it to your final destination, which hopefully never happens to you, but it’s great peace of mind to know you’re covered.

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Concerns About Carry On Luggage

Carry On Luggage

Q:  Hi Playground!  I’m taking the kids to Orlando for Memorial Day weekend and I want us each to take a carry-on bag.  I’m concerned both about the cost of checking bags for a family of four and also of waiting for our bags after a late arriving flight in Orlando. We’re flying United, which has a carry on luggage size limit of 22″ x 14″ x 9″, but every bag I’ve looked at online and in person has measured larger than this, despite being labeled as 20″ or 21″ bags. Will these still be okay? Thanks in advance for your thoughts! ~ Jennifer

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Are There Flight Deals to Asia?

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Q:  Hi Playground! We’re heading to Korea next month to meet with the judge about our adoption application (Yay!) and I haven’t booked our travel yet. Your Cyber Monday travel post made me wonder if you might have any great tips or information for us getting affordable airfare there.  Thanks! ~ Kate.

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: How Do I Get TSA PreCheck for Kids?

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Q:  Hi Playground! We’re getting ready to fly for the holidays, and I’m curious about getting TSA PreCheck to avoid the long security lines at the airport. Any tips for signing up? Also, how old do kids have to be to apply? ~ Thanks! NM

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