A 12 year old boy got into a fight with his mother. He didn’t just storm off into his room, or run away to a friend’s house. He “borrowed the family credit cards, tricked his nan into giving him his passport and booked himself a flight to Denpasar, Bali.”
He figured out that he could fly on multiple Australian airlines, alone, without a letter from mum and dad.
The only boxes he needed to tick was having a valid passport, and a student ID.
So, after telling his parents he was off to school, Drew packed up a backpack along with his scooter and took a train to the airport.
The boy used check-in kiosks, proceeded through security, and took a flight to Perth in Western Australia where he’d connect on another airline to Bali. When he didn’t make it to school, his mother reported him missing.
On arrival in Bali he “jumped on a Go Jek bike” to the hotel he booked, the All Seasons. Reportedly he got a “cheap deal” on the whole thing, which is admirable that he was concerned about cost when using stolen credit cards and angry at his parents.
He told hotel staff his sister would arrive after him, and he spent four days on holiday before his mother arrived to collect him.
Here’s what purports to be surveillance video of the whole thing: