* Except flights operated by SUN-AIR, where children over 5 years of age will be able to travel alone.
The parent/guardian should ensure that the young person carries with them at all times:
If a young flyer is travelling on their own, please be aware that they will be booked to travel as an adult, and therefore will be making their way through departure and arrival airports and boarding their flight(s) without a chaperone. British Airways cannot accept parental responsibility for the young person. We recommend that the parent or guardian accompanying the young flyer to the airport waits until their flight departs before leaving the terminal.
SUN-AIR allows young children between the ages of 5 - 11 years to travel without a parent or legal guardian provided you contact the airline in advance. Children over the age of 12 can travel unaccompanied on SUN-AIR operated flights, although young flyers between 12 - 16 years can use the SUN-AIR Unaccompanied Minor service if requested.
There is a service fee for the SUN-AIR Unaccompanied Minor service. This cannot be booked online and must be booked and paid for in advance.
Please contact SUN-AIR for more information.
Some countries' immigration departments require additional documentation for all children travelling into, out of or transiting through their country. In addition, some countries have specific requirements for unaccompanied children, children travelling with another person other than their parent or guardian and those accompanied by only one parent/guardian.
The extra documentation that you may require varies depending on the country, so please check with the relevant country authorities to make sure you have everything you need before you travel.
The IATA Travel Centre can advise you what documentation is required for entry to each country. Just make sure you use the date of birth of your child to ensure the extra requirements are displayed.
You may find the following links useful for travel within Europe: