Kieren Kershaw, 9, was one of those kids. He's now safe and sound with his grandparents near Boston.
However, Delta Airlines sent him on a kind of side-trip when they got him mixed up with another 9-year-old -- a girl.
On Tuesday, Kieren was flying alone from Spokane, and both kids had stopovers in Minneapolis. The mix-up sent the girl to Boston, and Kieren to Cleveland.
Kieren told CBS News, "Where she was I was supposed to be at, and where I was, she was supposed to be there. I was just shocked that they would really drop me off right there."
Delta eventually got both kids to where they belonged -- a few hours late.
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