South African Airways: 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?

The service is mandatory for children ages 5-11 traveling without an adult. Children ages 12-15 years are not required to travel as unaccompanied minors, but the service is optional for this age group as well.

Children under 5 years of age are not allowed to travel unless accompanied by an adult.

What are the fees associated with this service?

Contact South African Airways for more information.

Are there any flight restrictions?

  • Unaccompanied Minors cannot be booked in First or Business Class.
  • If booked on a connecting flight, Unaccompanied Minors must arrive at their destination by 8pm.

How do I book this service

Call South African Airways Reservations.