Unaccompanied Children and Minors Rules (CX, CO, AA, DL) Visited:2974



Cathay Pacific:

Link: http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en_HK/helpingyoutravel/children?refID=2534856a0ffc2210VgnVCM1000000ad21c39____

Age restrictions
• Children from 3 months of age up to their 6th birthday are not permitted to travel unless they are accompanied by a person of 18 years of age or above
• Children aged 6 to under 12 years, travelling alone, must be registered as Unaccompanied Minors unless they are travelling together with a person of 18 years of age or above
• Children aged 12 to under 18 years can travel as Unaccompanied Minors* only at the request of their parent or guardian. If no request is made, there will not be any special arrangements.
*Fees and service charges apply
Arrangements and services for Unaccompanied Minors must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

• Cathay Pacific will not accept Unaccompanied Minors with any itineraries that involve a transfer exceeding 5 hours; and connecting flights must be arriving / departing from the same airport
• Unaccompanied Minor may check in earlier; however Cathay Pacific will not assume responsibility of the minor until 90 minutes prior departure.

Cost of service

Special booking fees and surcharges will be applied, by sector basis:
• Between Hong Kong and all destinations in Africa, Europe, Middle East, North America, South Asia Subcontinent and Southwest Pacific: HKD400 / USD50
• Between Bangkok and Dubai:HKD400 / USD50
• Other routes: HKD160 / USD20.

Air Canada:

Link: http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/before/youngtravellers/minors.html

Eligible flights
The Unaccompanied Minor (UM) service is available only on non-stop flights operated by:
• Air Canada
• Air Canada Express (flights operated by Jazz, Sky Regional, Air Georgian GX - Flight series 7350-7499, and Exploits Valley Air 8K - Flight series 7615-7649).
Important: The service is not available for connecting flights or codeshare flights.

Age restrictions
• Under age 8: Not available Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult age 16 or older when travelling. The accompanying adult must occupy a seat in the same cabin as the young child.
• 8 to 11 years (inclusively): Mandatory The UM service is mandatory for children age 8 to 11 who are travelling alone.
• 12 to 17 years: Optional The UM service is available but is considered optional for youth ages 12 to 17 that are travelling alone.If a parent or guardian requests the UM service for a youth age 12 to 17, the same restrictions apply with regard to connecting and code share flights, as described above.

Unaccompanied minors may not travel with a pet in the cabin.
Youths age 16 and over may act as accompanying adults for minors (age 11 years or less).

Medical restrictions
• A child with a medical condition cannot be accepted for travel as an unaccompanied minor without prior medical approval. Air Canada reserves the right to refuse carriage of an unaccompanied minor if medical clearance cannot be obtained. Contact Air Canada Reservations for more information on medical approval.
• A child who is blind or deaf, or who is severely allergic to peanuts/peanut products cannot travel unaccompanied.

Service fees and meals
A service fee of $100 CAD/USD each way per child per flight applies, regardless of fare selected.
If your child age 8 to 17 is travelling as an unaccompanied minor on a flight offering only OnBoard Caf service, the price of a meal or hot snack is included in the service fee charged for the special care of your child.
Complimentary non alcoholic beverages are always available on all our flights. And complimentary meal service is available for all passengers travelling in:
• Executive and Executive First class,
• International Economy Class, except on flights to/from Sun and Caribbean locations (OnBoard Caf service is available on those flights).


Link: http://www.continental.com/web/en-US/content/travel/specialneeds/minors/default.aspx

The following rules are in effect for unaccompanied minor travel:
• Continental will allow unaccompanied minor travel only on Continental Airlines, Continental Micronesia, Continental Express and Continental Connection flights.
• Unaccompanied minors under 5 years of age are not accepted.
• Unaccompanied minors ages 5-7 may only travel on nonstop flights.
• Unaccompanied minors ages 8-11 may travel on any flight (nonstop or connecting) operated by Continental, Continental Micronesia, Continental Express, or Continental Connection. However, travel will not be allowed on the last connecting flight of the day C unless the connecting flight is the only published service to that destination. Unaccompanied Minors are not accepted on flights which require an overnight stay in order to make a connection.
• Children ages 12-17 have the option to pay the fee and use the unaccompanied minor service or they may travel as adults with no unaccompanied minor service provided.
• Children under the age of 12 traveling alone may not travel on any flights operated by Continental that connect to/from other carriers.

Children traveling unaccompanied pay a full adult fare.
An additional service charge is collected to cover extra handling required when an unaccompanied child travels. Please confirm this charge when placing your reservation.
There is a $99.00 service fee required for all unaccompanied children traveling alone on all flights to any destination.
The unaccompanied minor service charge may be paid at the time of reservation, or prior to departure at a Continental Airport Ticket Office or Continental Ticket Office facility. Travel Agents may also collect the unaccompanied minor service charges.

American Airlines:

Link: http://www.aa.com/i18n/disclaimers/childrenTravelingAloneChecklist.jsp

Reservations For Unaccompanied Minors
• Children under 5 years of age may not travel alone under any circumstances. Another passenger at least 16 years of age must accompany them. AA reserves the right to request documented proof of age for the adolescent accompanying a child under the age of 12.
• Children 5 through 7 years of age must travel with another passenger at least 16 years of age or they will be considered Unaccompanied Minors.
• Unaccompanied Minors in this age range may only travel on flights not requiring a change of aircraft. They also cannot travel alone on certain American Connection® flights operated with aircraft not requiring a flight attendant.
• Children 8 through 11 years of age must travel with another passenger at least 16 years of age or they will be considered Unaccompanied Minors.
• American Airlines, American Eagle, and AmericanConnection do not accept unaccompanied children when their itinerary includes a connection to/from another airline, including codeshare and oneworld partners.
• Unaccompanied Minors in this age range will not be accepted for co-terminal connecting itineraries (such as changing from New York LaGuardia to New York Kennedy) because an unaccompanied child under 12 years may not use ground transportation unescorted.
• Please note that no reservation will be accepted for an unaccompanied minor traveling on an itinerary that includes the last on-line connection to any American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection destination.
• Passengers 12 through 17 years of age are considered Young Adults. Use of the Unaccompanied Minor service is not required for young adults 12 through 17 but is available upon request (subject to the same charges and provisions).
• Children who will be traveling alone will be required to use the Unaccompanied Minor service subject to a $100 charge each way. The charge will be assessed for each individual unaccompanied minor. Two or more unaccompanied children from the same family (immediate or extended), traveling on the same flights, will be assessed a single charge.

Before Going to the Airport
• AA reserves the right to request documented proof of age for children traveling alone. Please be prepared to provide documentation (birth certificate, drivers license, passport, etc.) upon request.
• Check the status of the Unaccompanied Minors flight and weather conditions at AA.com.
• Children traveling as Unaccompanied Minors must be booked through our Reservations representatives. Children traveling under the Unaccompanied Minor program may use electronic ticketing.
• For domestic flights, please arrive at the airport two hours before departure in order to complete all necessary forms and check-in procedures. (Due to numerous signatures required, the actual form can only be completed in person at the airport).
• For international flights, please plan to arrive three hours before departure.
• A parent or responsible adult must do the following when a child who will be traveling as an Unaccompanied Minor is brought to the airport:
• Complete an Unaccompanied Minor form at the ticket counter. This includes providing the name, address and phone number of designating the parent or responsible adult who will meet the child at his or her destination. A child may not travel unaccompanied until this form is completed.
• Obtain a boarding pass from the airport ticket counter (for clearance through the security checkpoint).
• Remain with unaccompanied minor until the child is boarded on the flight and the flight has departed the gate. This may not be possible at airports outside the United States. See below for additional information.
• An agent will ensure that the flight on which your child is confirmed is operating as scheduled. If the flight is delayed and expected to misconnect or divert to another airport, please make alternate arrangements for your childs travel.
• Upon completion of check-in, your child and the parent or responsible adult delivering your child to the airport should be at the gate 30 minutes prior to departure for pre-boarding.
• American Airlines has implemented cashless cabins onboard flights within the U.S. and between the U.S. and Canada. However, international flights still accept cash as a possible form of payment. American Eagle and AmericanConnection are not accepting credit cards for onboard purchases at this time.
• If your child plans to purchase a snack during a cashless flight, we accept American Express® cards and other major credit or debit cards. Our flight attendants use wireless handheld devices to quickly swipe the card and provide receipts upon request.
• Pack a carry-on for your Child Traveler with activities, any necessary medications, and snacks.
• Review the Unaccompanied Minor Service form and ensure you have all the necessary information before arriving at the airport. Please note that due to the form needing numerous signatures, the actual form can only be completed in person at the airport.

At the Airport
• Arrive at least two hours prior to departure for domestic and 3 hours for international flights.
• Notify a Customer Service Agent at the ticket counter that the child is an Unaccompanied Minor.
• Fill out the Unaccompanied Minor Service form at the ticket counter.
• A check-in agent will ensure all documents are in order and assist in completing all forms prior to boarding. The agent will ensure that the parent or responsible adult delivering your child to the airport completes all necessary Customs and Immigration forms if applicable before American Airlines or American Eagle takes custody of your child.
• Upon completion of check-in, your child and the parent or responsible adult delivering your child to the airport should be at the gate 30 minutes prior to departure for pre-boarding.
• At the airport you may be required to release your child upon check in at the ticket counter. In these instances, an American Airlines representative will escort your child to the departure gate and your child will remain under the supervision of an American Airlines representative until the flight departs.
• Picking Children Up From the Airport
• The adult designated to pick up the unaccompanied minor at the destination airport should plan to arrive at the arrival gate 20 minutes before the flights scheduled arrival time. Because airport concourses are secured to ticketed passengers only, the designated person should allow additional time to obtain the required boarding pass from the airport ticket counter to clear and proceed through the security checkpoint. After verifying identification and forms at the gate, the American Airlines employee will release your child to the designated individual.
• If schedule irregularities occur at any city, American may refuse to provide air transportation services at any originating city to an Unaccompanied Minor holding reservations if there is a reasonable likelihood that the child will not make a flight connection.

[ ] Travelers information - Last Name - First Name - Age - Origination - Connection - Destination - PNR
[ ] (Each Direction) Name-Address-City-State/Province-Zip-Postal Code (NO P.O. Boxes)
[ ] (Each Direction) Telephone numbers - Home - Business - Alternate
[ ] Read rules for children and unaccompanied minors traveling alone
[ ] Appropriate documents for domestic and international travel
[ ] Valid identification for Guardian(s) at departure and arrival
[ ] Appropriate payment for unaccompanied minor charges
[ ] Provide receiving guardian with unaccompanied flight information


Link: http://www.delta.com/planning_reservations/special_travel_needs/services_for_children/children_traveling_alone/index.jsp

Unaccompanied Minor Program Rules
The Unaccompanied Minor Program is required for all children 5-14 years old when not traveling in the same compartment with an adult at least 18 years old or the childs parent/legal guardian. The program is optional for children age 15 C 17.
4 years of age and younger: Not permitted to travel alone must be accompanied by a passenger at least 18 years of age
Age 5 C 7: Can travel on nonstop flights only
Age 8 C 14: Can travel on nonstop and connecting flights
Age 15 C 17 (who have opted to travel as UMNR): Can travel on nonstop and connecting flights

The following Unaccompanied Minor Rules apply to everyone in the program:
Travel permitted on Delta and Delta Connection
• Excluding American Eagle flights operating as Delta Connection
• Travel is permitted on Domestic and International itineraries
• Unaccompanied Minors can only connect to other Delta, Delta Connection (excluding American Eagle), Air France and KLM flights
• Travel is not permitted on the last connecting flight of the day
• Travel is not permitted on Red Eye flights. (Red Eye flights are between 9pm C 5am)
• The following are exempt from the Red Eye flight restriction:
• International flights
• Domestic short haul flights ( 2 hours or less, non stop)
• Flights to/from Alaska and Hawaii
• Markets with only one connection and it is the last flight of the day

Unaccompanied Minor Program Fee
• Program Fee: $100 USD / CAD / EUR each way
• Fee applies to Domestic and International travel (nonstop and/or connecting).
(Please note: CAD/EUR currency is used when departing Canada or Europe.)

Program Fee information
• Fee is mandatory for ages 5 C 14.
• Fee is mandatory when a parent/guardian elects to enter a 15-17 year old into the program.
• Only 1 fee will be charged for up to 4 children traveling together.
• Fee can be paid one way or round trip at time of check-in or in advance through Reservations . • Fee is non-refundable once flown.

޸: 1/17/2012

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