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Does Eurowings allow children to travel alone?

Eurowings allows children to travel alone, with certain restrictions, and for them offers the Unaccompanied Minor Service on request.

The Unaccompanied Minor Service is only available on direct domestic flights and direct flights from Germany to Vienna and Zurich. On international routes, children are not allowed to travel as Unaccompanied Minors.

From what age a child can travel as an Unaccompanied Minor?

On Eurowings flights, children up to the age of 12 years must travel accompanied by a responsible adult, but children aged 5 to 11 years may also travel accompanied by a sibling aged 16 years or older.

However, if special circumstances require a child to travel unaccompanied, the Unaccompanied Minor Service may be requested only for children from 5 to 11 years old, inclusively.

Children under 5 years of age are never accepted unless accompanied by an adult passenger.

Unaccompanied Minor Service

Booking the Unaccompanied Minor Service, as well as the corresponding flight, is not possible online and must be done by contacting the Eurowings call centre or at an airport sales desk. If your child’s booking has an etix ticket number (for example, if you make the booking through the Lufthansa website or a travel agent), you can only book the Unaccompanied Minor service at the airport.

You should know that, for children and young people traveling alone, special entry and exit provisions apply in some countries. As it is the passenger’s’ responsibility to ensure they comply with the national entry/exit provisions, Eurowings recommends you obtain information from the appropriate national authorities, in good time before traveling, and procure the necessary documents for your child.

The legally responsible adult must accompany the child at the airport, to the check-in counter and then to the departure gate. You must arrive at the check-in counter at least 2 hour before departure because the required formalities lead to a longer check-in time. After this check-in deadline, Unaccompanied Minors will no longer be checked-in. The legally responsible adult will receive an authorisation allowing them to accompany the child traveling alone to the departure gate, through security controls. Only at that point, the child will be left in the care of Eurowings, but the accompanying adult must remain at the airport until the plane has departed.

Eurowings’ friendly staff will look after the well-being of your child and will make sure he/she arrives safely at the destination airport. On board, a free refreshment will be offered to every child traveling as an Unaccompanied Minor.

Fee

When the Unaccompanied Minor Service is requested, Eurowings will levy a fee of €60 (£53) per leg and per child traveling alone, payable at the time of booking the Unaccompanied Minor Service for the child.

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