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Lufthansa: 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 aged between five and 11 years may only fly unaccompanied if they are using Lufthansa’s special service or if they are travelling with someone who is at least 12 years old. However, children aged from 12 up to a maximum of 17 years old, who are travelling alone, can also be looked after at the request of their parents.

Children under 5 years of age are not allowed to travel unless accompanied by an adult who is at least 16 years old.

What are the fees associated with this service?

Fee for an Unaccompanied Minor on flights within Germany or Europe: 50 € (USD 75) per flight section.
Fee for an Unaccompanied Minor on intercontinental flights: 80 € (USD 120) per flight section.

Are there any flight restrictions?

Contact Lufthansa for more information.

How do I book this service?

Tickets for unaccompanied children cannot be booked online; they can only be booked through the Lufthansa Service Centre, your travel agency or at the Lufthansa ticket desk at the airport.


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