Kids these days. They just don’t want to hear the word “no.”
A 12-year-old looking for an adventure took himself on all-expense-paid trip to Bali, courtesy of mom and dad’s credit cards after his parents denied his request holiday on the Indonesian island.
So, the kid, who the Australian TV program A Current Affair will be broadcasting a full story about on Monday evening, figured out how to get to Bali flying solo.
Referred to by ACA as Drew, the kid swiped his family’s credit cards, found an airline that he could fly alone on, without any letters from his parents, and packed his school bag full of clothes instead of books and homework, and went to the airport, instead of school.
He rode his Razor scooter to the train station and took a train to the airport.
And before he did all that, he apparently sweet-talked his grandmother into handing over his passport.
Just like that.
Drew used the self-service kiosks to check-in and pass through security without any questions to his flight to Perth, his connection to Denpasar. Upon landing in Denpasar, he ordered a motorbike taxi with the ride-hailing app Gojek and took the transport to the All Seasons Hotel, where he checked in for four days.
“They just asked for my student ID and passport to prove that I’m over 12 and that I’m in secondary school,” Australia’s 9 News quoted him as saying.
When his mother Emma realized her son didn’t make it to school, she reported him missing. She eventually figured out where her son was and booked her own ticket to Bali to bring him back.
“It was great because I wanted to go on adventure,” he said.