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American Airlines adds fees for unacommpanied minors

American Airlines says it will charge a $150 fee each way for minors between 12 and 14 who fly alone.

The change starts Sept. 3. Currently, American charges a fee on top of the regular fare for unaccompanied minors between 5 and 11.

The airline announced the change Thursday in an employee publication.

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American says extending the fee to more youths will ensure the safest possible travel for them and match the policy at US Airways. The two merged in December to form American Airlines.

United Airlines charges $150 each way for minors 5 to 11; Delta charges $100 each way for those 5 to 14; at Southwest it's $50 each way for kids 5 to 11; at JetBlue it's $100 each way for those 5 to 14.

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--Associated Press