Unaccompanied minors

The majority of airlines offer an assistance service for children between 5 and 12 years old who are travelling alone, as long as the child's parents or guardians sign a Waiver of Responsibility and ensure that an adult will be waiting for the child in the destination airport.

If you would like to make use of this service, you should adhere to the following recommendations:

  • Contact your airline to consult the requirements and additional cost for this service.
  • Book the service more than 24 hours in advance. You can also request a children's menu.
  • Arrive at the airport with enough time to complete the necessary procedure.
  • Provide the child with the contact telephone numbers of the person responsible for picking them up in the destination airport.
  • Stay in the departure airport until the flight has taken off.

Documentation

  • If the child is of Spanish nationality, they will need their DNI document for domestic and European (Schengen zone) flights and their passport (and visa if the country of destination so requires) for international flights and those to non-Schengen countries in Europe.
  • If the child is not of Spanish nationality, they should travel with an individual passport and a document justifying their regular stay in their country of residience.
  • It is recommended that children travel with an authorisation document signed by their parents.

Company service

The service provides assistance and care for children from the time they check-in until they are picked up from the destination airport, and includes assistance in the case of flight transfers.

  • From the moment that the child receives their boarding pass, the airline becomes legally responsible for them.
  • The child will be given a bag which they should carry with them containing their airline ticket, identification document, parental authorisation and an identification sheet with contact details of the person responsible for picking them up in the destination airport.
  • Upon arrival, as a general rule, children will be accompanied out of the plane last by the staff from the company.
  • After collecting their baggage, the child is handed over to the person responsible, after the identity of this person is checked..