Aussie boy uses family credit card to fly alone to Bali and stay at a top hotel after a family argument
A 12-year-old Sydney boy has used a family credit card to fly solo to Bali. [Photo: Alamy]
An Australian 12‑year‑old boy has used a family credit card to fly solo to Bali, Indonesia and book a four‑day stay in a top hotel, all after a family argument.
Stuff.co reports that while the mother of the Sydney youngster thought he was at school, he was, in fact, winging his way to Perth on his way to Bali.
The boy, whose story will be told on Australian TV show A Current Affair on Monday, said he looked up which airlines allowed him to travel without needing a letter from a parent.
He then tricked his grandmother into giving him his passport.
Once there no‑one at the airport questioned him and he was allowed to fly onto Bali.
On the Indonesian island, he booked into the four‑star All Seasons Hotel, telling staff there his sister would be joining him later.
In the meantime, his mother had reported him missing and said she was “shocked” when she found out where he was.
The boy was flown back home to Sydney.