If you allow your minor child travels alone by plane, it is necessary to take every precaution to ensure their safety. Each year millions of children travel alone without any type of problem. Yet it must be ensured that the child must be prepared for the trip.
Those children ages 5-14 traveling without some of their parents or guardian, are known as «unaccompanied minors». Be aware that some airlines do not allow minors travel alone, must have at least 15 years of age, or also it happens that they are assisted by airline personnel, so they charge an additional fee, this depends on the airline, the child’s age and flight involving transfers.
When it sent to an unaccompanied minor on the plane, is requested the child’s information in detail as name, age, medical considerations, among other important points. Upon arrival, the child will be escorted from the plane by a flight attendant to deliver to the person indicated.
Know you have to agree that the airline assumes no responsibility for special protection to the child during the flight, so that an unaccompanied minor is treated in the same way as an adult passenger.
The youngest of 17 years performing an international flight, you must have a signed note from a parent or responsible adult who gives permission, indicating the destination and length of stay.
Thus, the rules of the aircraft vary, so that you must ensure to have all the specific information with your provider.