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4 Sep, 2011

More Chinese children flying solo | chinadaily.com.cn

Eleven-year-old Guo Yongyi quickly finds her place in row 38 on the three-hour morning flight from Beijing to Shenzhen, Guangdong province. She takes the window seat and calls for the flight attendant to ask for a blanket, places her purple backpack under the seat in front of her and fastens her seat belt. Guo has just spent her summer vacation with a cousin in Beijing and is returning home for the new school semester. She is among a growing number of children, aged between 5 and 12, traveling on their own by air during their school holidays. Like Guo, many children make visits to see family members, while others fly to attend vacation camps, according to China Southern Airlines (CZ).

via Flying solo|Travel|chinadaily.com.cn.