Air France Unaccompanied Minor Policy | Air France Airlines Minor Policy

Air France Unaccompanied Minor Policy – Unaccompanied on Air France The Kids Solo service is a Minor Service. Children travelling alone without a parent or adult guardian 18 years old or older are eligible for this service.

Air France Unaccompanied Minor Policy

The Kids Solo service is offered, as stated by the Air France Minor Policy:

  • At the airport of departure, onboard, throughout connections, and at the airport of destination.
  • Also on other flights, like those run by HOP, CityJet, Air Corsica, and CityJet, as well as some partner airlines.
  • For kids with disabilities or limited movement.

Air France Unaccompanied Minor Age Restrictions

Depending on the route, the Air France Unaccompanied Minor Age Policy imposes some age restrictions.

Unaccompanied Minor Age Requirements
Unaccompanied Minor Age Requirements
Route Age Conditions
• Within the metropolitan France area
• To/from overseas French territory*
• Within the Caribbean^
4–11 years
(5– 11 years to/from Nouméa)
Mandatory
12–17 years Optional
International 5–14 years Mandatory
12–17 years Optional
* Includes Fort-de-France, Cayenne, Papeete, Saint Martin, Saint-Denis de la Réunion, and Pointe-à-Pitre
^ Includes Fort de France, Cayenne, Port au Prince, and Pointe-à-Pitre

How to Book Air France’s “Kids Solo” Service for Unaccompanied Minors

  • You can call (), go online, or see a travel agent to book your child’s trip.
  • Your child will travel alone, and you must say this. There will need to be two separate appointments made if you want to book for two children in different groups.
  • Get the Handling Advice for Unaccompanied Minor form, print it out, and fill it out. You will need to show two copies of this form at check-in. You may also fill out this form at the check-in desk, but it will save you time if you do it ahead of time.

Depending on the cabin class they travelled in, your child’s baggage allowance will vary. Unlike many other airlines, Air France lets children travelling alone bring a pet into the cabin as long as they make a ticket.

Conditions of Travel Under Air France Unaccompanied Minor Policy

The following requirements must be met according to the Air France Unaccompanied Minor Policy:

  • Before your child can fly, you need to get permission from the airline.
  • On an Air France trip, the child must be traveling.
  • Unaccompanied Minor requirements include:
    • Having a parent or responsible adult guardian who is at least 18 years old walk them and check them in.
    • At the destination airport, the child will be met by someone you have permitted to do so.
  • If the Unaccompanied Minor has a disability or other special needs, the parent or guardian must let the airline know when making the reservation so that the appropriate plans can be made ahead of time.

Before the Flight

  • Unaccompanied Minors are eligible for the full baggage age allowance for their class of travel.

Documents and Travel Forms Under Air France Unaccompanied Minor Policy

Forms Documents
• Handling Advice for Unaccompanied Minor form (2 copies).
• If traveling to the United States, your child will need to fill out this Declaration Form.
• Children between 12 – 15 years traveling from the United Kingdom will need to fill out this form to request an airport tax refund (children under 16 are exempt). 
• Under-18 passengers living in France must obtain authorization via the Permit to Travel form for traveling outside of France.
• Passport (if required)
• Visa (if required)
• Re-entry permit 
• Health documents 
• Other documents required by the destination country, such as: 
◦ A letter of consent 
◦ Health certificate

At the Departure Airport

Check-in

  • Beginning 30 hours before departure, online check-in is permitted.
  • Show the proof of check-in at the check-in counter on the day of departure.
  • Get there at least 30 minutes before the time listed on your child’s ticket for check-in.
  • Any bags your child can’t take on their own should be checked in.
  • A member of the Air France team will walk your child to the plane.
  • At the airport, wait until you get an SMS letting you know that your flight has taken off.

Boarding

  • A member of the Air France team will walk your child to the plane.

Connecting Flights

  • Your child will be taken to the next flight with you.
  • During the link time, a staff member will stay with your child.
  • A member of Air France staff will watch your child if a flight is delayed or canceled, and if necessary, they will book them a hotel room. Also, the person who is supposed to meet your child at the destination airport will be told right away about the safety measures being put in place for your child.

Note

  • Except for Air France’s Unaccompanied Minor lounges, Unaccompanied Minors cannot enter any other Air France bars.
  • Air France’s UM lounges are open to unaccompanied minors for connections longer than 1 hour (Paris-Orly) and 2 hours (Paris-Charles de Gaulle). They have a variety of activities to choose from, including reading, playing computer games, watching cartoons, and sleeping.

During the Flight

  • The flight team will check on your child from time to time to make sure everything is okay.
  • The Unaccompanied Minor pouch should be worn by your child the whole trip.
  • If you need help, ask a flight staff for it.

Pick-up and Arrival

  • The person you know can pick up your child:
    • Will get an SMS with the flight’s expected time of arrival.
    • Need to get to the airport before the plane lands.
    • Show a valid picture ID.
    • It might be necessary to help your child get their bags, depending on their age.
    • Come get your child at the gate.

Fee Policy for an Air France Unaccompanied Minor

The table below contains the Unaccompanied Minor Fees.

Unaccompanied Minor Service Fee
Route Age Conditions Service Fee
Within metropolitan France 4 – 11 Mandatory Included in the ticket price
12 – 17 Optional, on request • Direct flights—€40/journey for a direct flight.
• Flights with 1 or more connections—€50 per journey.
To/from overseas French territory* 4 – 11 
(5– 11 years to/from Nouméa)
Mandatory Included in the ticket price
12 – 17 • Direct flights—€50/journey for a direct flight.
• Flights with 1 or more connections—€65 per journey.
Within the Caribbean^ 4 – 11 Mandatory Included in the ticket price
12 – 17 Optional, on request • Direct flights—€50/journey for a direct flight.
• Flights with 1 or more connections—€65 per journey.
International flights 5 – 14 Mandatory Included in the ticket price
12 – 17 Optional, on request • Direct flights—€50-80/journey for a direct flight.
• Flights with 1 or more connections—€75-100 per journey.
* Includes Fort-de-France, Cayenne, Saint-Denis de la Réunion, Papeete, Pointe-à-Pitre, and Saint Martin
^ Includes Fort de France, Cayenne, Port au Prince, and pointe-à-Pitre
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