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Air travel for unaccompanied minors is a tedious process and can make you worrisome if it is being done for the first time. However, you needn’t get perturbed about this as we will guide you through the process and make it simpler for you as far as possible. You just need to know everything about whether your child qualifies for the status of unaccompanied minor, how the booking process can be completed, and if it fits with your family’s travel plans. Take the advantage of FondTravels helpful guide to unaccompanied minor flight booking process.
A child aged between 6 and 17 years old who is making an air travel without an accompanying adult or a legal guardian is treated by the airlines as an “Unaccompanied Minor”, also sometimes referred to as a “separated child” or “unaccompanied child”. According to the airlines, unaccompanied minor is a child who is traveling alone without the physical presence of a legal guardian, or who is traveling with an accompanying adult on the same aircraft but is seated separately in a different class.
The guardian or parent of traveling unaccompanied minors will need to fill up a release form, which will identify and tell about another guardian who will be picking up the child at the destination airport. A government issued Photo ID will have to be produced by both the guardians who will be dropping the child at the origin airport and picking the child from the destination airport. The flight tickets for unaccompanied minors can be booked by the airline after requesting for unaccompanied minor service.
Unaccompanied Minor Service, also called UMNR Service, is a special service provided by the airlines for unaccompanied minors. When requesting for UMNR Service, the guardian or parent of unaccompanied minor will be required to complete and sign a UMNR Service booking form in which the name of the responsible adult who will hand over the child to the airline staff on departure as well as the name of the adult who will be collecting the child at the arrival destination will be provided. The information filled in the UMNR Service form should be accurate and the named adults will be required to show their government issued Photo ID to the airline staff. If an acceptable ID is not provided by the child’s guardians then the child may not be allowed to board the aircraft or released into the care of the adult on arrival at the destination airport by the airline staff.
This will depend on the specific rules of the airline. Most airlines don’t allow the minors to travel without an accompanying adult and require purchasing Unaccompanied Minor Service after paying a fee.
The cost of Unaccompanied Minor Service will vary from airline to airline. The UMNR Service fee charged by the airline will be between $50 and $150 plus taxes each way.
The booking process for unaccompanied minors is quite easy and hassle free. You need to call +1-323-800-6001 directly and talk to our customer service representative. We will take off your worries with our efficient unaccompanied minor flight booking process.
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