What parents of children flying alone should keep in mind.
Your child will receive a yellow shoulder bag that should be worn at all times during the trip and contain the following documents:
- Air ticket or printout of the flight reservation and completed assistance form
- Valid passport or child ID
- Visa for the country your child is traveling to, if required
- Confirmation of travel medical insurance
- Multilingual allergy card if relevant
- Receipt for the assistance fee if already paid
- Permission from the child’s legal guardians for her/him to travel alone
Make sure to complete and print out the assistance form, ideally in triplicate.
Your child’s carry-on bag should contain the following things:
Any medications that will have to be taken during the flight or after arrival at the destination, a sweater or jacket, and a small amount of cash (recommended). The bag shouldn’t be too heavy for your child to easily carry it without help.