What does the assistance service for minors offered by airlines consist of?

Most airlines offer an assistance service for minors aged 5 to 12 who are travelling alone (this service may have an additional cost). The people responsible for the minor must sign a Waiver of Liability and guarantee that another adult will take charge of the minor at the destination airport.

On departure

From the moment that the minor receives their boarding pass, the airline becomes legally responsible for them. The minor will receive a bag they must carry containing:

  • Their flight ticket.
  • Their identity document.
  • Their parental authorisation.
  • Identification sheet with the contact details of the person responsible for collecting them at the destination airport.

On arrival

As a general rule, minors will be accompanied out of the plane last, accompanied by airline personnel.

After collecting their baggage, the minor is handed over to the person responsible, after this person’s identity has been verified.

Documentation you are going to need

Domestic passenger

Under 14s

Can travel without documentation if they are with their parents.

Ask your airline whether it will ask for your family record book.

14 years old and above

Must have the same documentation as adult passengers on all flights. In the case of international flights, they must also have the corresponding travel authorisation for minors.

International flights (Schengen and non-Schengen countries)

They can travel without documentation if they are with their parents.

Ask your airline whether it will ask for your family record book.

Listado de países Schengen

Remember

Remember

  • If you are travelling with minors, you can use the security checkpoints for families.
  • Many of our airports offer a free children’s pushchair service, and have children’s play areas.
  • Ask your airline whether it offers lounges for unaccompanied children.