Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) minors flying alone

Does SAS Airlines offer services for children traveling alone?

Sometimes children need to travel on their own, and SAS ensures that children traveling alone are taken care of during the flight. SAS Airlines’ Unaccompanied Minor service is available for children from 5 to 15 years of age.

The Unaccompanied Minor service is not available for flights to/from the US and Asia if the child has a connecting flight with another airline.

When is the Unaccompanied Minor service mandatory?

Children from 5 to 11 years of age must use this service when traveling alone. If a child aged between 5 and 11 years of age is traveling with a person who is 16 years old or older, it is not necessary to book this service.

For children from 12 to 15 years of age, the Unaccompanied Minor service is optional.

Requirements for Children Traveling Alone on SAS Airlines Flights

Reservations for Unaccompanied Minors can be made online via Wideroe for flights within Europe, but must be made by calling SAS Customer Contact Center for intercontinental flights.

For Unaccompanied Minors, a handling advice document, which contains personal information about the child, the itinerary and the name of the person picking up the child on arrival, must be filled out prior to departure. This document must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

An adult must accompany the child to the airport, help the Unaccompanied Minor check in and with the baggage. Adults must present a valid ID at check-in regardless of destination and remain at the airport until the flight departure time. Check-in for Unaccompanied Minors must be completed no later than 45 minutes before departure.

The Unaccompanied Minor will receive help from the staff through security control to the gate and on board the flight. Once on board, the staff will help the child find a seat, take care of him/her throughout the flight and help him/her get off the plane upon arrival. Adults cannot meet the child outside the aircraft at the destination airport. SAS Airlines staff will meet the child at the aircraft, take care of the child baggage and accompany him/her through passport control and customs. Staff will then leave the child with the contact person, that must present a valid photo ID.


For the Unaccompanied Minor service, SAS Airlines charges € 40 for domestic flights and € 50 for international flights, and additional charges may apply.

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