Air Canada: 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?

  • Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult age 16 or older when traveling.
  • The UM service is mandatory for children age 8-11 who are traveling alone.
  • The UM service is available but optional for children age 12 to 17 traveling alone.

What are the fees associated with this service?

Fee for an Unaccompanied Minor: $100 CAD/USD one way

Are there any flight restrictions?

  • Unaccompanied Minor Service is available only on non-stop flights operated by Air Canada and Jazz; Tier 3 flights Central Mountain Air (CMA), Air Georgian (GX) and Exploits Valley Air (8k).
  • The service is not available for connecting or codeshare flights.

How do I book this service?

Call Air Canada Reservations.