Austrian: Children Flying Alone

What is unaccompanied minor service?

Young children traveling without a parent or legal guardian are considered to be unaccompanied minors. Most airlines provide a service to assist these children from their point of departure to their final destination.

What age does my child have to be to qualify as an unaccompanied minor?

A child is considered an unaccompanied minor if he/she is over 5 years of age and is not accompanied in the same cabin by a parent or guardian.

Austrian Airlines also accommodates children traveling alone who are aged between 3 months and 5 years for an additional fee. Please inform the reservation office in due time, at least 72 hours before departure if your child is traveling unaccompanied. Austrian Airlines provides an escort for the entire journey.

What are the fees associated with this service?

  • Domestic flights within Austria (direct or transit travel): €40 each way
  • Non-stop flights within Europe: €40 each way
  • Transit flights within Europe: €80 each way
  • Non-stop flights to/from outside Europe: €80 each way
  • Transit flights to/from outside Europe: €100 each way

The fee for an unaccompanied minor under 5 years of age depends on the length of journey. For detailed information, please contact Austrian Airlines' Customer Service Center at +43 (0) 5 1766 1000.

How do I book this service?

It is not possible to book a flight for children travelling alone online. You must contact Austrian Airlines' Service Center at +43 (0) 5 1766 1000.

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