Airline forgets child traveling alone from SF

July 28, 2010 12:24:51 AM PDT
United Airlines is apologizing after a nine-year old boy flying alone was forgotten at one of the world's busiest airports.

Julien Reid had finished visiting his father in San Francisco and flew to Chicago's O'Hare, where he was to catch a connection to Canada where his mother lives.

United took Julien to a waiting lounge for children, but then left him there for eight hours, missing his next flight. Julien finally called his mother using his pre-paid cell.

He told her he watched the same video all day, was given only McDonalds even though he's a vegetarian and that a United attendant yelled at him and the other kids.

He's back with his mom now and United says it'll provide a refund for the childcare fee.