Tell your child there will be no direct supervision on the flight, and they are expected to behave at all times. Ask about all required paperwork. Age: 8 to 12 years old — service is mandatory, 12 to 17 years old — service is optional; Children under 8 cannot travel alone. My parents regularly sent my sister and me to see grandparents a few states away. Parents and guardians know that sinking feeling when they wave goodbye to their child at the airport. If your unaccompanied minor is travelling to or from the United States of America, the child's parent or guardian is required to drop him or her off at the nominated location within the airport and must be contactable at all times. This fee applies to travel within the United States and International on both nonstop and connecting flights, in addition to the ticketed adult fare.
Some children might need to be cleared by our medical reservations office. Explain that the sounds are routine and will include the noise of the engines throttling up, the whining noise made by the wings and the landing gear engaging. Travel documents: Your child must be in possession of the necessary documentation: a valid passport, visas and health documents or any documentation required by a country such as unabridged birth certificates or letters of consent. Before flying Children travelling alone are entitled to the full adult baggage allowance for the class in which they are travelling, if they are paying at least 50% of the adult fare. Flight restrictions: Non-stop flights only; No red-eye flights or flights that depart before 5:30 a. Ensure them that they will be taken care of and that someone they know and trust will be waiting for them at the destination airport.
Disclaimer: ~ Including domestic flights departing from an international terminal. Check-in and at the airport To accompany your child during its journey, you need to authorise us by handing in 4 filled out and signed copies of the Handling Advice form at the check-in desk at the airport. This service cannot be booked separately of the flight, and you can only book this via the or your travel agent. If no request is made for your child to travel as an unaccompanied minor, your child will travel without special arrangements. The Low Fare Promise is subject to the terms and conditions listed below.
Traveling alone may be scary for kids, but it can also be a little unnerving for parents and guardians. Suzy Guese Suzy Guese is a travel writer from Denver, Colorado. This person must be 18 years or older, or a sibling aged 15 years of age or older. Children between 12 and 17 years of age can fly alone domestically without restrictions, but flying internationally requires that the child meets certain protocols. There is no additional service offered to Young Passengers. Please note that below prices will be converted to local currency.
The airline advises being at the gate no less than 45 minutes to the flight's scheduled departure time. Enrollment in the Delta Air Lines Unaccompanied Minor program is mandatory for children 5 to 14. To make things more difficult, airline policies for unaccompanied minors are simply all over the map. Age: 5 to 11 years old; Children under 5 cannot travel alone. Program in your numbers and the numbers of the person your child will be meeting at the end of the flight. If you're arranging for her to meet a family member at her destination, tell her to wait in a designated area until the family member locates her.
Before you book and pay extra fees, you might want to compare airline age brackets. Please ensure that the necessary arrangements are made, as outlined above. Please note the South African travel requirements for minors travelling to and from South African, and ensure you have put in place the relevant documentation. The child must be met at the destination by another parent or responsible adult. About the Author Brenna Swanston is a freelance writer, editor and journalist. Of course, it needed to be updated a bit because airlines have changed their rules in the last several years — and not for the better.
Flight restrictions: Non-stop flights only; No international flights. Flight restrictions: Travel may not begin between 9 p. You may also want to pack their favorite snack. From family car trips across North America to stints abroad in Europe, Suzy travels the globe with her redheaded temperament in search of sarcasm, stories, and travel tips to share with anyone willing to listen. Review the available flights on the airline for the dates your child will travel. No matter where your child is traveling, we hope they enjoy their journey with us.
Children must have the traveling abroad such as a passport, a visa or any other documentation for entry. External site which may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. She previously reported for the Sun newspaper in Santa Maria, Calif. I remember well being doted on by flight attendants. Instruct your child to be on their best behavior. Otherwise children under 12 will not be able to fly alone.