Most airlines have introduced specific measures to ensure the safety of children flying alone. If your child is flying alone, you should contact the airline to make appropriate arrangements and make sure your child is properly accompanied from the time they arrive at the airport until they reach their destination, making sure they are looked after by an adult on site.
You should know that all airlines offer "unaccompanied minor" services for children age 8 and over. Minors under age 8 must be accompanied by a person who is at least 16 years old.
Your airline will explain the terms and conditions regarding your child's trip including:
- Identification and transportation of their baggage
- Flight details and the accompaniment aboard
- Formalities of going through customs
- Arrival and the procedure to follow for the adult picking up your child at the destination.