Millar MacDonald

News · AU

12 year old boy runs away to luxury hotel in indonesia after fighting with his mother

Reminds me of home alone.

12-year-old Austrailian boy has used a family credit card to fly alone to Bali, Indonesia and book a four-day stay in a top luxury hotel, all after fighting with his mother.

While his mother unnamed thought he was at school, he was, in fact, winging his way to Perth on his way to Denpasar, Bali.

Drew did big research online on which airline would allow him to travel by himself without a written and signed letter from his parents.

He found an airline with a 'cheap deal' to Indonesia and booked the flight on a school day.

He tricked Nan in to handing over his passport he packed his bag, grabbed his scooter and headed to the airport by train to go on his own overseas adventure. 

He used the self-serve checkout and boarded a connecting flight from Sydney to Perth.

He told:

"They just asked for my student ID and passport to prove that I'm over 12 and that I'm in secondary school,"

I sort of stuffed up because I got the deal cheap.

It was great because I wanted to go on an adventure."

Once he landed in Indonesia he managed to navigate his way from airport to hotel by hiring a bicycle before he successfully booked his way 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 report after he didn't show up for school and said she was "shocked" when she found out where he was.

She said:

"There is no emotion to feel what we felt when we found he had left for overseas."

He spent five days in luxury in a four-star hotel before being returned to home.