Does Philippine Airlines offer a special service for children traveling alone?
Philippine Airlines offers a special service for children traveling alone, the Unaccompanied Minor service, but the acceptance of these young passengers on board PAL flights is governed by certain rules and regulations in order to ensure a safe and smooth trip.
For whom is the Unaccompanied Minor service available?
Children must be accompanied by another passenger who is at least 18 years old and are not allowed to travel alone up to 5 years old on domestic flights and 8 years old on international flights.
On domestic flights, children aged 5 to 11 years old (inclusively) may travel alone as Unaccompanied Minors. On international flights, children aged 8 to 11 years old (inclusively) may travel unaccompanied as Unaccompanied Minors. The request for the Unaccompanied Minor service is mandatory.
Unaccompanied Minor Service
Children aged 8 to under 12 years of age are allowed to travel alone provided they are brought to the departure airport and met at the arrival airport by an adult. Details about the person meeting the minor at destination must be arranged by the parent or guardian with PAL Reservations Office or ticket office at the time of booking.
The Unaccompanied Minor Handling Advice must be completed and signed by a parent. Also, for PAL international flights, Travel Clearance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is required for Philippine passport holders. Application forms can be downloaded from the DSWD website.
Children aged 8 to 11 years old (inclusively) will be charged 100% of the adult fare when they are traveling alone. For travel on PAL international and domestic routes, an Unaccompanied Minor service fee shall be assessed for each Unaccompanied Minor. The Unaccompanied Minor service fee per sector must be paid upon issuance of the child’s ticket:
|Philippine Airlines Flights||Service Fee per Sector||Philippine Airlines Flights||Service Fee per Sector|
|Domestic flights (within Philippine)||PHP 1500||London||USD 100 / GBP 70|
|Hong Kong||HKD 400||United Arab Emirates||USD 75 / AED 370|
|Australia, New Zealand||USD 70 / AUD 90 / NZD 100||Saudi Arabia||USD 75 / SAR 370|
|The US||USD 100||Qatar||USD 75 / QAR 370|
|Canada||USD 100 / CAD 100||Kuwait||USD 75 / KWI 30|
The fee is refundable only in the following circumstances:
- The Unaccompanied Minor does not want to push through with his/her flight.
- An accompanying adult is available.
- The flight is rebooked, and the child turns 12 years of age before/on the new flight date.
- Flight disruptions and cancellations.