I see a lot of comments for it too. my daughter will be travelling to A Caruna in Spain from Heathrow, London on her own for 1 week. Airfares are generally charged at an adult price although this may be different at the discretion of your airline. The law does not say an age when you can leave a child on their own, but it’s an offence to leave a child alone if it places them at risk. Adults at both the departure and arrival points will need to present identification that matches up with the documentation given to the airline in order to send off or pick up the young guest. The crew often devote a great amount of attention to their younger guests, making it a priority to ensure they are feeling secure and comfortable during the journey. One is a minor – 16.5 years old and her sister is 20. Unfortunately not, no child under the age of 16 can fly alone with Ryanair, they must be accompanied by someone over the age of 16. Have I missed anything? Give them a call on 0844 335 1801 for further clarification. Hi, i am a British Citizen but i need to come from romania (Suceava airport) to London (Luton Airport) with my 21 year old brother (he is also a British Citizen). That said, we recommend that they be accompanied to the check-in desk by a parent or legal guardian. What airline accepts my age? If you are worried about passport control at Luton, why not contact the airport? If you’re unsure, use a site such as Skyscanner to see what airlines fly between your two airports and then look into what their policies are, Hi, My daughter who is 15 and half years old, will be travelling alone for the first time from Morocco to London Heahtrow with Royal Air Maroc airlines. The child and the adult must be under the same reservation. Don’t forget, you may also be subject to an additional fee, too – in some cases, this can be upwards of £130 (i. f this is the case, be sure to check whether this is each way!). Every airline has special unaccompanied minor travel documentation that parents or guardians must complete prior to flying – this includes information on the ‘sender’ and ‘receiver’ who will accompany the child at departure and arrival points. While there may be further arrangements that you or your child will want to consider for their safety, here are some of the key issues to think about. They may still be able to use the Unaccompanied Minor Service, but may not have the option to be escorted through the airport or monitored on the flight. Can children under 14 travel alone? I’m 17 years old. When the attendant accompanies the child on board they will show them to their seat, explain the entertainment controls such as volume and channel selection, show them where the bathrooms are located and explain how to use the call button. We are doing it to celebrate after GCSEs. And are there any other special requirements? All easyJet information can be found here. You won’t be the only 14 yr old to pass through unaccompanied so I doubt there’ll be an issue! Thank you. However, as your son is 16, he can fly with easyJet and BA as an adult (no parental permission required) or with KLM voluntarily under their unaccompanied minor programme. Paulo, you should not have any difficulty entering the UK. Price of the flight with an additional surcharge: Return fare will be charged for the airline representative. Just wondering if you as a MINOR or as a PARENT have had past experiences where your children, aged 16 or 17, have flown alone on international flights and what special preparations did you have to make. My mum is weird about it even though I’ve attempted to assure her for a while now. It really depends on the airline you opt for. On most airlines, your youngest daughter is considered an adult so she should be fine, especially travelling with her sister. Fees are €50-90 one way. Can we just sign the letter ourselves or we need a lawyer to sign it? We were in Spore before and with SIA we only needed to do was signed a ‘waiver form’for him to travelled on his own. The unaccompanied minor forms require you to list a parent or guardian who will be picking up your little one at the gate once they have landed and it is vitally important to ensure the same person who is listed on the form is the person who picks the child up. However, for children under the age of 18, that is a different story. Whether or not he can travel without consent will depend on the country (as different countries will have different rules) and the airlines. He is planning on flying alone with Ryanair . My son is 10, going to be 11 in December. And then what about when he returns to the UK. her dad will be bringing her to Gatwick. Most airlines allow children to travel alone using an unaccompanied minor service from 5 years. My Son is 14 and will need to fly out from Gatwick to Madrid on Iberia unaccompanied . I know it’s not an issue for the company we’ll be flying with but I’m wondering what airport control will be like in London… 7p/pm We just go by the information available to us so I’d call easyJet to ask them to confirm! I’d also contact the airports directly to ask about passport control. Do we need any special documents to do that (to fly and travel by ourselves)? Hello Please see the information from Delta’s website regarding their UNMR Programme. To sign up, please enter your details below. Is this possible for me with this airline and would there be any problems at Atatürk airport or Manchester airport. Minimum age for flying alone: Wizz Air allows children of 14 and over to fly alone but they can’t be responsible for another child under the age of 14. Do you know what paperwork I need to complete for my child – aged 15 years old – to travel to France by train? If you are, you’d be travelling as an independent adult, Could you please let me know what are the rules for a 12 years old girl flying Children over 12 can travel alone but they do have the option of SUN-AIR Unaccompanied Service, should they require it. According to Wizzair’s regulations, you are able to fly as an adult, so long as you’re not responsible for another child. Any permission? Could you please advise if they can travel on their own . It will depend on the maturity level though (.. and how overprotective their parents have been). We would advise that your parents provide you with a permission letter, but would also suggest your parents contact both the airports you will be travelling through to see if they require any additional forms, My friend and I (both 17 at the time of travel) will be travelling to Tunisia from gatwick with Tunisair on the 27th of December. Thanks for your help! I just wanted to inquire if it would be possible for her to fly solo from Heathrow to LA — do you know which airlines allow this, and what documents are needed? Ground or co-terminal connections where the child must transfer from one local airport to another 3. I have a 15 year old and I would like to send him to Portugal with my 10 year old to stay with grandparents over the summer holidays! I ask because my 16 year old dd got the 3rd degree when flying back through heathrow and was told she was not allowed to fly unaccompanied under 18 years of age. Only a certain number of unaccompanied minors are permitted on board at one time (usually fewer than six), so it’s important to secure your child’s booking as soon as possible. Each country is different, however in the UK, we advise that if a parent and child are travelling together with different surnames, you should bring evidence of your relationship. We’d also advise that the parent or guardian stays at the airport until the flight has departed.”. I can’t go because of quarantine there. You will need to find out what airlines fly from Heathrow to your airport in LA and look into their unaccompanied minor programme. The best thing is to contact the airline/s they will be using to clarify their rules. The last flight of the day from the final connection city (unless it’s the only flight) 4. How old does a child have to be to fly alone? So, I wanted to know if it was the same problem when leaving UK and tried many times to reach someone on the phone but I could not be successful. Is there any specific paperwork we should get our parents to sign? Within Germany or Europe – 70 Euros/80USD, 0 – 5 years old – the service is not available, 5 – 15 years old – the service is available. Hello i have a 14 years old son.I want to send him in Greece for holidays.He is going to travel alone with AEGEAN on 19/7/17. I plan on flying with Delta Airlines, but I don’t know if I need any form of parental permission like a letter of consent or any other paperwork on me? Do I need to get my parents to fill out forms? My relatives daughters (16 and 17years old) would like to travel from Croatia to UK by Easyjet using ID card . Please reply, For further clarification, I’d suggest contacting Delta. Ages 5-7 require the service and can only travel on non-stop or direct flights. Thank you. In some cases the budget airlines, such as EasyJet, WizzAir and Ryanair, do not allow children under 14 (under 16 for Ryanair) to fly alone at all. Does he need any signed permission from parents or not? My 14 year old is flying to Paphos from UK on easyjet with a friends family. (easyjet), So do I need to take any paper or something… My 8yrs old son has a British passport and will be travelling on Alitalia from London to Milan using their unaccompanied minors service. The answer is probably yes, depending on the airline you choose. At 16, you’ll be classed as an adult on most airlines, so I’m not sure a chaperone service will be available to you. My 17 year old daughter with Argentine passport will be returning to her home country leaving Gatwick without her parents (we arrive together but she returns before with her grown up siblings with the same last name). I will need to fly back 2 weeks into the holiday due to work commitments. If you need your son to travel without you, it’s best to speak to the airline directly. I am 12 years old and I will be 13 in September. Unaccompanied children aged 15 and under are not permitted to travel alone and will not be permitted to board the plane as easyJet does not provide an escort service or special requirements for unaccompanied children. According to the airline industry, a passenger is classed as an adult at 16 years of age. I am just trying to work out whether I can escort her to the gate – is that the airline or the airport? An unaccompanied minor (UNMR) is any child aged between five and 11 (not yet 12 years of age) who is flying by themselves and not travelling with a parent, guardian or immediate family member. Any help you can provide would be gratefully received. I will fly with EasyJet. In some cases, you can be granted a pass to allow you to accompany your child to certain points within the airport; this can vary from just up to security, to right through to the departure gate. Does the minor should have a letter or a legal document that says we, the parents, permit her to go? Fee: The Unaccompanied Minor service fee is $100 each way, in addition to airfare, snacks and meals, per child. Children aged 12 and over are considered ‘adults’ by airline ticketing standards, but parents can specifically request an unaccompanied minor service for children aged 12 to 15. I am 16 years of age and I want to go on holiday alone, I understand with some airlines I can fly without an adult as I am classed as an adult but does someone over the age of 18 have to be on the other side to pick me up or can I leave the airport on my own with ease? Always check with the airline before you book, and be sure to do some comparisons across different airlines for the best deals. Thanks. Can a 17 travel abroad without parents consent? If you can’t do this, I’m not sure you’d be able to fly. Can my son go From Glasgow to Pakistan by himself he is 12 years old, You’d need to check the Unaccompanied Minor programme with the airline you chose your son to fly with. I’m from Germany, im 14 years old, and I wanna fly alone to India, I need parents sing, permission ? They have both Colombian and British passports. Or they are going to say that I don’t have parents permission . As long as you have your valid travel documents (Passport) and boarding pass, you should be fine. I’m planning a trip from Gatwick to Stockholm on Norwegian and Stockholm to Helsinki 5 days later on Norwegian. I’m unable to give you a full answer to your question I’m afraid as you haven’t stated where you are flying from (this will determine the airlines that fly to the Philippines for me to give you a list). We’re not sure about coach travel for unaccompanied minors; I’d ask your parents to call Eurolines on 08717 818177 to discuss further, Hi, Is an unaccompanied minor service necessary or can my son accompany hi sister? (we will be there to meet him) Also, when Leaving Spain, are there any government restrictions you are aware of for unaccompanied minors? If your child is travelling internationally, long-haul or on a domestic flight that includes a meal with the airfare, you are able to specify a kid's meal as well as any dietary requirements when you make the booking or no later than 24-hour before the flight. Thanks in advance for any suggestion, If you use a service such as Skyscanner to look for flights between the two, you’ll get a list of airlines that fly that route; you can then look into the policies for each airline. Hi, I’m 16 and looking to fly from Bristol to Amsterdam with Easyjet to visit my boyfriend for the weekend as he now lives there. Nicki says: June 30, 2017 at 12:39 pm ... My 14 year old is flying to Paphos from UK on easyjet with a friends family. The best thing you can do is contact the airport you wish to fly from and ask them if it’s a service they’d be able to offer, Hello, I am 16 and I would like to go to Treviso, Italy from the UK and was wondering if this is allowed, and if so which airlines, At 16 you’ll be classed as an adult on most airlines, so travelling from the UK to Italy solo shouldn’t be a problem. My friends daughters (22years & 15years) to Turkey. 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