But a quick-thinking American Airlines ticketing agent is being credited with keeping the girls safe after they were just one free flight away from meeting a suspected human trafficker.
Miracle, an American Airlines agent at California's Sacramento International Airport, was working at the ticket desk on August 31 when two girls, aged 15 and 17, approached her counter, according to KOVR.
Sacramento Sheriff's deputies believe they helped stop two teens from unknowingly being lured into the sex trafficking trade.
"I think it was the way they kept looking back-and-forth at each other like they weren't really sure", said Miracle. "It just doesn't feel right to me, '" Miracle said.
Further suspicion arose when she found out that the girls were not accompanied by an adult and neither of them was carrying any IDs.
With no IDs, the girls had no adults with them and had two first class tickets booked, to NY, by an additional person.
The girls told their parents they were staying overnight at a friend's house and planned to fly to NY. In this photo, American Airlines signage is seen near the ticket counter in its terminal at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 10, 2004.
Drey offered to fly both girls to NY over a weekend and to pay each $2,000 for modeling and appearing in music videos. Police told KOVR they had trouble believing the truth.
The girls were hesitant to believe that was the case and insisted they wouldn't become victims. "They said, 'No that can't be true, ' and I said 'No, the airline says you have a one-way ticket and in my belief you're going back there not to do the things that you think you were going to be doing".
Deputies say Denice Miracle's name certainly suits her.
What she did next could have saved the girls from a tragic outcome such as a life in captivity.
When Miracle would not allow the girls to fly, they walked to a nearby table at Starbucks and one of them called someone on the phone.
When deputies arrived at the airport, the teens admitted that their pricey tickets were purchased by a man named "Drey" who they met on Instagram.
It was also highly likely that the pictures Drey used in his social media account were faked, Sanderson said, making it harder for the police to positively identify him. It's unlikely the man will be prosecuted over the incident.
The girls were reunited with their parents and safely headed home from the airport.