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Southwest Airlines Unaccompanied Minor Policy?

by Vijon Smith bookaflightdeals
  • They must be able to understand and follow instructions from Southwest Airlines employees.

  • They must be able to check in for their flight and go through security without assistance.

  • They must be able to board the plane and find their seat without assistance.

  • They must be able to deplane the plane and meet their parents or guardians at the gate.

Southwest Airlines charges a $50 one-way fee for unaccompanied minors. This fee is in addition to the cost of the airfare.

To book a flight for an Southwest Unaccompanied Minor, you must contact Southwest Airlines customer service. You will need to provide the following information:

  • The child's name, date of birth, and passport number (if applicable).

  • Your name, relationship to the child, and contact information.

  • The flight information.

Southwest Airlines will provide the child with a lanyard and a boarding pass that will identify them as an unaccompanied minor. The child will also be given a form to complete with their emergency contact information.

A parent or guardian must escort the child to the departure gate 45 minutes before the flight's scheduled departure. The parent or guardian must remain in the gate area until the flight is in the air.

A Southwest Airlines employee will meet the child at the arrival gate and escort them to the baggage claim area. The parent or guardian must meet the child at the baggage claim area to pick them up.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind when booking an unaccompanied minor flight on Southwest Airlines:

  • Children under the age of 5 are not allowed to travel unaccompanied.

  • Children ages 12-17 are considered young travellers and do not need to follow the unaccompanied minor procedures. However, they must still be able to check in for their flight and go through security without assistance.

  • Southwest Airlines does not allow unaccompanied minors to travel on connecting flights.

  • If your flight is cancelled or delayed, Southwest Airlines will make arrangements for the unaccompanied minor to stay in a hotel or with a Southwest Airlines employee until the next flight is available.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions.



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