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Does Aer Lingus offer services for children traveling alone?

Aer Lingus does not accept reservations for unaccompanied children under 12 years of age for travel on Aer Lingus scheduled services. They must be accompanied by an adult older than 16 years.

Aer Lingus will accept unaccompanied children aged 12-15 years inclusive, but special assistance will not be provided to these young passengers.

Requirements for Unaccompanied Young Passengers on Aer Lingus flights

Young passengers between 12 and 15 years of age, inclusive, will be accepted unaccompanied on Aer Lingus flights on the basis that they are traveling as an adult and subject to the following requirements:

  • The adult person responsible for the child will need to take the young passenger to the airport and go to the check-in desk where they may be asked to provide a form of identification.
  • Children must not use online check-in or an airport check-in kiosk.
  • A Form of Indemnity must be completed by the parent or guardian with respect to such passengers at each airport of departure. In the case of a return ticket, the Form will also cover the return flight.
  • In the case of connecting flights, the rules applicable to children will depend on the airline concerned:Unaccompanied children are not accepted for travel by either airline for any part of the journey:
    • Under the age of 14 for Aer Lingus – JetBlue connecting flights.
    • Under the age of 16 for Aer Lingus – United Airlines connecting flights.
  • Children connecting to another flight must make their own way to the connection gate.

Remember that rules and regulations for children travelling alone may vary in many countries, so please check the applicable regulations with the local country authorities. Unaccompanied minors under the age of 14 departing Italy will not be accepted for travel.

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