Children on the flight
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Generally, children must be at least five years old to travel on their own.
For children between five and eleven years, most of the airlines offer assistance service. The requirement is then that the two named people leave and collect your child at the airports. Some airlines also offer assistance for children up to age 15, and on SAS Swedish domestic flights the limit is 18 years of age.
Always check with airline about procedure for unaccompanied children.
Assistance service means that the child is taken care of before the flight and escorted to the aircraft.
At arrival there are people in place to meet the child at the gate and surrender the child to the person identified at the time of booking. Those people must identify themselves.
Unaccompanied children receive special attention and assistance at any delay or other interference.
It is important to book the trip well in advance of departure, as the number of unaccompanied children per flight is limited. You can make reservation online for travel within Scandinavia with SAS. Travel to Europe and rest of World, please contact your airline.
Make sure you have enough time to check in. The guardian leaving the child will be asked to help with the formalities of check in and to remain at the airport until the aircraft has taken off.
The cost for this service varies between airlines. Visit the airlines’ websites for more information on the arrangements for unaccompanied children.
Keep in mind that the regulations of travel for pregnant women may differ between different airlines. Always check with your airline about what rules apply.
Remember that children must have their own EU card in order to get medically necessary health care benefits when traveling within the EU / EEA (except when traveling in the Nordic countries).