United has admitted that it temporarily misplaced a 10-year old unaccompanied minor who was flying from Dulles from Boston. The girl’s parents arrived at the gate to find that their daughter had been allowed to walk off the plane and down to the baggage claim area without a United staffer. Oops. United, for its part, has no idea how this happened. No word on whether they refunded the unaccompanied minor fee.
The girl was found in baggage claim no worse for the wear.