Is your child traveling on a plane without a legal guardian? If so, then you need to understand the rules and regulations regarding air travel for unaccompanied minors, sometimes also called “unaccompanied child” or “separated child”, as booking flight tickets for them can be really stressful.
According to the policy of various airlines, an unaccompanied minor is typically an airline passenger who is aged between 6 to 17 years, and travels without an accompanying adult. This may be either that such travel is being made alone, or in some cases the accompanying adult and the child are seated separately in a different class. An unaccompanied minor is not allowed to travel standby and needs a confirmed booking for flying to the final destination.
A request for Unaccompanied Minor service is to be made by a parent or guardian after filling a release form, which identifies another guardian for picking up the minor at the destination airport. It is also mandatory for both the guardians dropping and picking the child to carry a government issued Photo ID.
An airline staff is responsible for escorting the unaccompanied minor through immigration and customs, and boarding the flight in time. The airline staff will also be responsible for handing over the child at the destination airport to the adult or guardian identified in the release form after checking his/her Photo ID and matching the name as provided in the release form duly filled by the guardian at the origin airport. You must ensure that while seeking unaccompanied minor service the booking information along with the necessary travel documents should be presented to the airline representative. You also need to check with your state or country of origin to assess what travel documents will be required for such travel.
Yes, the airline will charge a fee for unaccompanied minor service which will vary from airline to airline. The unaccompanied minor service fee will typically cost between $50 to $150 plus taxes each way.
No, absolutely not. Even though your child is matured enough but comes under the category of unaccompanied minor, the airline will not allow him/her to travel alone. You will have to compulsorily request for unaccompanied minor service to the airline after paying a fee.
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