US Airways: Children Flying Alone

What is US Airways' Unaccompanied Minor Service?

Young children traveling without a parent or legal guardian are considered to be unaccompanied minors. Most airlines provide a service to assist these children from their point of departure to their final destination.

What age does my child have to be to qualify as an Unaccompanied Minor?

The service is mandatory for children ages 5-14 traveling without an adult. Children ages 15-17 years are not required to travel as unaccompanied minors, but the service is optional for this age group as well.

Children under 5 years of age are not allowed to travel unless accompanied by an adult.

What are the fees associated with this service?

The fee is $100 each way for unaccompanied minor service to any destination. Children traveling alone are not eligible for child fares.

Are there any flight restrictions?

  • Children under 5 may not travel without parent or legal guardian.
  • Children 5-14 may only travel unaccompanied on non-stop flights.
  • Children 15-17 may travel unaccompanied on non-stop and connecting flights without US Airways assistance.
  • Children 15-17 who require US Airways assistance may travel unaccompanied on non-stop flights only.
  • Personnel are not qualified to provide certain types of medical assistance, and are not permitted to administer or dispense medication.
  • If an unaccompanied minor is traveling on a flight operated by one of our Star Alliance or codeshare partners, you must contact the carrier directly for their policies on unaccompanied minors. Some airlines may charge an additional fee for these passengers.

How do I book this service?

You must fill out an Unaccompanied Minor Request for Carriage, which will remain with the child throughout his or her flight. The form may be completed at the airport ticket counter on the day of departure. If your child is traveling to an international destination, please refer to the Required Documents for International Travel.

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