How do you handle an unaccompanied minor?

Unaccompanied children ages 5 through 7 are accepted on nonstop or through flights only. A parent or responsible adult must accompany them until they board the aircraft, and the flight has left the gate. The child must be met at the destination by another parent or responsible adult.

What are the rules for unaccompanied minors flying?

Children younger than 5 need to travel with a parent, legal guardian or someone who is at least 18 years of age or older. If the youngest traveler is 5-14 and the oldest traveler is 15-17, the younger traveler is still considered an unaccompanied minor.

What do flight attendants do for unaccompanied minors?

An unaccompanied minor, or U.M., is typically the first to board the aircraft. Escorted by a badged airline employee, the U.M. is turned over to the lead flight attendant, who then introduces the child to members of the cabin crew. Our job is to periodically monitor the U.M. and ensure all is well during the flight.

How do you pick up an unaccompanied minor at the airport?

The pickup person at the destination must obtain a gate pass to pick up the unaccompanied minor at the gate. At the point of departure, the accompanying adult must remain at the gate until the flight is off the ground.

Can a minor travel to US without parents?

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requests written consent from both parents or the parent who is not accompanying the minor for minors (those less than 18 years of age) traveling to the U.S. alone or accompanied by only one parent. This written consent must be in English.

What is the meaning of unaccompanied minor?

Definition. An unaccompanied child is a person who is under the age of eighteen, unless, under the law applicable to the child, majority is, attained earlier and who is “separated from both parents and is not being cared for by an adult who by law or custom has responsibility to do so.

How do you convince your parents to let you travel alone?

9 tips for convincing parents to let you travel alone

  1. Tell them—don’t lie!
  2. Show them you’re responsible.
  3. Figure out your finances.
  4. Be prepared and do your research.
  5. Find the right time to plead your case.
  6. Have a good reason “why”
  7. Involve them in the planning process.

Can unaccompanied minors fly internationally?

Unaccompanied minors are not permitted on international flights. Fees must be paid by a parent or responsible adult upon check-in.

Can unaccompanied minors fly first class?

Unaccompanied minors may travel in economy or first class. Contact reservations to book an unaccompanied minor’s flight at 1-800-367-5320.

Can a minor travel without parents?

Minors may be able to travel to another country without either one of their parents. They may however require a notarized written consent letter from both parents. Minors interested in traveling without their parents should contact the embassy to address admissibility questions.

How do I avoid unaccompanied minor fees?

Unaccompanied minor service fees are waived for children who have attained MVP, MVP Gold or Gold 75K Mileage Plan status. Unaccompanied minors are not accepted if weather or other factors are likely to interrupt the routine operation of their destination or connecting-point flights.

Can I travel with my child without my spouse?

A Child Travel Consent form (sometimes called a letter of permission to travel) provides proof that a child has permission to travel without both (or either) legal guardians present. If a child is crossing borders alone or with an adult who isn’t their legal guardian, they need a consent letter signed by both parents.