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Delta Airlines Unaccompanied Minors Policy: Children Flying Alone


Delta offers a special service for unaccompanied minors and children traveling alone who are less than 18 years old. For these customers, Delta provides a wristband that will track their location within the airport, an airport lounge where they can relax, and a personal escort to ensure that they have a safe journey.
Delta Unaccompanied Minor Program: Guidelines.

4 Year & younger:
May, not Travel Alone: Must be accompanied by a passenger at least 18 years old
unaccompanied Minor Program Fee: N/A
5 to 7 Year
May travel on some nonstop flights only
unaccompanied Minor Program Fee: $150 each way for up to 4 children
8 to 14 year
May travel on some nonstop and connecting flights.
unaccompanied Minor Program Fee: $150 each way for up to 4 children
15 to 17 years: Who has opted to travel as an Unaccompanied Minor
May travel on some nonstop and connecting flights.
Delta unaccompanied Minor Fee: $150 each way for up to 4 children
Children ages 15-17 are permitted to travel as standard passengers, provided they can present a valid ID to security personnel. Parents or guardians may also choose to send their children as unaccompanied minors.
If your child is traveling alone as an unaccompanied minor, you (18 years old or older) must accompany the minor through the check-in process and pick up the child at their destination. Review the process to help your unaccompanied minor prepare for their flight.
Delta Unaccompanied Minor Program Fees & Policy
The Unaccompanied Minor Program requires a fee of $150 USD/CAD/EUR each way. This fee applies to travel within the United States and internationally on both nonstop and connecting flights, in addition to the ticketed adult fare.

  • Unaccompanied minors are not eligible for self-service check-in.

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    Delta Unaccompanied Minor Flying: Tips

    What Happens If One of My Child's Flights Is Delayed and/or Cancelled?
    If there’s any indication that your child’s flight may not operate as scheduled, we’ll advise you and suggest that you make alternative travel arrangements. If the delay or cancellation occurs en route, Delta employees will:

    Under very rare circumstances, an overnight is required (e.g. a major snowstorm). In these situations, we will provide overnight and meal accommodations for your child.
    Delta will provide supervision for your child while he or she is staying overnight with a Delta employee. If this unusual circumstance occurs, you will be contacted with information regarding the details of your child's stay.