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Managing expectations when kids fly solo

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UNACCOMPANIED Many airlines only permit travel on non-stop flights or those that don't involve a change of planes. - PHOTO: AFP

Washington WHEN Tim Leffel was looking for the best way to get his 12-year-old daughter, Alina, from Tampa to her grandmother's home in Virginia earlier this year, he was astounded by the fees that airlines were charging to put an unaccompanied minor on board. When he found out that United