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How can my child travel alone by plane?

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The UM service (Unaccompanied Minors)  

The UM service allows unaccompanied minors to travel alone by plane.
You will find information on this service, offered by various airlines, here. For more information or to make a reservation, contact your airline directly.

With this service, your child will be in safe hands. Travelling will become child’s play!

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On the day of the journey

We recommend that you arrive at the airport and check in well before the deadline. You will have to fill out a form concerning the person you have chosen to pick up your child on arrival. This person will have to present their own identity card.  
The unaccompanied child must be present at check-in. They will be given a UM (Unaccompanied Minor) wallet on checking in. This will contain:

  • Their plane ticket  
  • Their ID documents
  • Their parental authorisation
  • An identification form completed by the parents including the name and address of the person responsible for picking up the child at the arrival airport. This form must be present

Your child will then be assisted by the airline’s staff, who will take care of them and accompany them when boarding the aircraft, during the flight, and when leaving the aircraft.
There are areas reserved specifically for UM passengers, where children can wait for airline staff to accompany them. You must wait until the plane takes off before leaving the airport.