When minors travel on their own without an accompanying adult, they are looked after by the airline. They are escorted from check-in to the departure gate and after arrival from the plane to the baggage reclaim and from there to the exit. Unaccompanied children flying with Lufthansa have to use that airline's family check-in area in Concourse B. From there, they are taken to a special supervised waiting area.
Useful Information for Passengers with Children
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Hard candy and chewing gum are important, since they make children salivate and swallow more often, which helps open their ears to accommodate pressure changes. Also take along toys and games to surprise them with from time to time.
If you have any questions, our staff at the service points around the airport will be happy to answer them.
You can download a helpful brochure on traveling with children here.
Additional information is also available on the website of the German Federal Aviation Authority.
The best way for your child to prepare for long hours of sitting in the aircraft is to romp and burn off excess energy in one of the many themed play areas at Frankfurt Airport.
Your child will be amazed to watch all the activity on the airport apron and airfield. The Visitors' Center in Terminal 2 and several other places in both terminals provide an excellent view.
Other Activities to Fight Boredom
You can pick up our free coloring and puzzle book for kids at any service point.
Shopping, Eating and Drinking
The restaurants and snack bars at Frankfurt Airport have something for every taste, from giant soft German-style pretzels with butter or a three-course meal, and our young guests can also fill their bellies with their favorite foods. Many establishments have special dishes for kids, and quite a few even a play corner. There are shopping and dining opportunities in all parts of the terminals, both before and after the checkpoints.