USA 3000 Airlines: Children Flying Alone

What is Unaccompanied Minor Service?

Young children traveling without a parent or legal guardian are considered to be Unaccompanied Minors. Many 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 who is at least 12 years old. Children under 5 years of age are not allowed to travel unless accompanied by an adult who is at least 12 years old.

What are the fees associated with this service?

Fee for an Unaccompanied Minor: $50 one way

Are there any flight restrictions?

  • Unaccompanied Minors cannot travel on an itinerary that involves a change of aircraft.
  • Proof of age maybe required, so be sure to bring a copy of the child's birth certificate to the airport.
  • Some additonal restrictions may apply; contact USA3000 Airlines for more information.

How do I book this service?

When making reservations, advise the USA3000 reservations agent that the booking is for an unaccompanied child and provide the age of the child. Unaccompanied children from the ages of 5 but under the age of 12 are escorted off the aircraft by a flight attendant or ground personnel and are released to the designated adult who must produce positive photo identification and sign the Unaccompanied Child Form. If the child is traveling internationally, then travel typically require both adults to sign a notarized consent letter.

At the Airport

USA3000 Airlines asks that you have the Unaccompanied Minor checked in two hours ahead of departure time at the airport check-in counters, and at the departure gate at least 45 minutes prior to departure. An Unaccompanied Minor form must be completed before USA3000 Airlines checks in the child for travel. The child will be pre-boarded and identified to the flight attendants as an Unaccompanied Minor. If the Unaccompanied Minors arrives too late to be pre-boarded, then the child will be boarded last to ensure identification to the flight attendants. On arrival at the final destination, the child will be escorted off the aircraft by a flight attendant or met by our ground staff and released only to the person designated on the Unaccompanied Minor form.

The sending adult is required to accompany the child to the gate and remain at the airport until the flight has left for its destination.

Receiving party

USA3000 recommends that the person meeting the flight be contacted by the dispatching party and ensure that the person meets the flight promptly on arrival. USA3000 designates the baggage arrivals area as the meeting point.

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