Regional Express: Children Flying Alone

What is Unaccompanied Minor Service?

Young children traveling without a parent or legal guardian are considered to be Unaccompanied Minors. For the safety of minors traveling alone, unaccompanied minor service is available to ensure that your child is boarded onto the aircraft, introduced to the flight attendant, chaperoned during connections and turned over to the appropriate person upon arrival at their final destination.

What age does my child have to be to qualify as an Unaccompanied Minor?

Children above 5 but under 12 years of age when travelling alone must travel as UNACCOMPANIED MINORS (UMNR), unless they are travelling with a parent or guardian who is 15 years and above. However teenagers aged 12 but below 15 years of age can voluntarily request to travel as UMNR, if desired. Children below 5 must be accompanied by an adult aged 15 years and above.

Bookings for UMNR should be made through the internet or via the Rex Customer Contact Centre on 13 17 13. If you are purchasing your ticket through a travel agent, you will need to call the Customer Contact Centre to confirm that the flight can accept your UMNR request. For safety reasons, the maximum number of UMNR per flight is limited by law. In addition, Rex reserves the right to refuse the carriage of any UMNR at its absolute discretion.

An administration fee of $33 per minor per sector will be charged for UMNR travel. To change an adult booking to a UMNR booking and add UMNR details via the Customer Contact Centre, a $55 charge per minor per sector is applicable.

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