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Making Air Travel Easy & Convenient for Young Flyers

The sole focus of the United Airlines is the safety of its young passengers. The airline tries its best to provide a safe and comfortable journey for the young ones, especially if they are traveling alone. Whether they are visiting a family member or going to the summer camp, you can rest at home without being worried, knowing that they are in great hands. United offers unaccompanied minor service for the children of 5-14 years who are traveling alone. These young kids will get following perks while on board-

Unaccompanied Minor Policy – a Detailed Look

Unaccompanied minor service is for the children who are traveling without a legal guardian, a parent, or with someone who is an adult. These young flyers also need to follow certain rules and terms for their security-

When two or more young kids are flying together, the age of the younger kid will decide whether they will use accompanied minor service or not. If the younger passenger is 5-14 and older passenger is 15-17, then the younger one is still considered as an unaccompanied minor.

United Airlines wants everything to run smoothly; that’s why they will help young flyers in each step of the journey.

Booking process For Young Flyer

You can book air tickets for your children in two ways that are on the phone or online. Booking tickets from both the ways is no rocket science. It’s a very easy process. 


At phone

While booking tickets for your kids, enter who is picking up and who is dropping off your kids. Provide this information while purchasing the ticket. If you want to make changes later, contact the customer contact center of United Airlines. 

Along with the booking charges, you will have to pay $150 as a service charge, which we will provide to you kid while flying. If a young flyer is traveling with his parents, guardian, or anyone else, then he does not need unaccompanied minor service. 

Young flyers need to check-in at the airport. Mobile and online check-in are not available for passengers below 15 years.

Things to keep in mind before travel

Even if your kid has traveled alone before also, you should prepare him for the trip with the following tips.

Things to know before departure

You will have to take out at least 30 minutes extra from your schedule to drop your child at the airport. 


Going through security

Whether you are allowed to go with your child to the departure gate absolutely depends upon the origin airport. 


Young travelers will board before other passengers with the United representative. Flight attendants will-

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