Sun Country: 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?

Sun Country Airlines accepts minors age 5 through the age of 12 for unaccompanied domestic travel. A passenger 13 years of age or over is not required to purchase unaccompanied minor services. A responsible adult may purchase this service for any passenger over the age of 13.

An unaccompanied minor is a child between the age of 5 and 12 who is traveling without an adult. For the purpose of this rule, a qualified adult must be 18 years of age or older. Children under the age of 5 may not travel without an accompanying adult. A passenger between the ages of 15-17 can be responsible for one child between the ages of 5-12.

What are the fees associated with this service?

Sun Country charges a mandatory fee of $75 per family, per flight segment (this fee is in addition to the ticket price). This fee is payable by phone through our Reservations Department or at the airport at time of check-in.

Sun Country's tips and hints for unaccompanied minors

  • Prepare your child by explaining the details of the trip, and ensuring that he/she understands the process. This will alleviate stress, especially for first-time fliers.
  • A good night's sleep will help in many ways, so try to make sure that your child is well rested before his or her flight.
  • Pack phone contacts and a brief medical history in your child's carry-on bag and let a Sun Country representative know it's there.
  • Ensure your young traveler is prepared for unexpected delays. Encourage he/she to pack them a favorite book, hand held game, or music player.Ensure that the person greeting your child at the destination brings photo identification and arrives early at the meeting area. Check with Sun Country ticket counter agents for a gate pass.

How do I book this service?

To book a flight for an unaccompanied minor, please call Sun Country Reservations toll-free at 1-800-359-6786 or 651-905-2737 for Minneapolis/St. Paul local calls (Mon-Sun, 5am-Midnight Central Time).

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