Does TAROM offer a special service for children traveling alone?
Whenever a child has to travel alone, TAROM offers a special service, the Unaccompanied Minors service. The conditions of the Unaccompanied Minors service differ depending on the child’s age.
When is the Unaccompanied Minors service mandatory?
The Unaccompanied Minors service is mandatory or optional depending on the child’s age:
- Mandatory for children from 2 up to 12 years.
- Optional for children from 12 up to 18 years.
Unaccompanied Minors Service
The care that TAROM provides for children traveling alone, as well as the conditions in which the service is offered, differ depending on the child’s age. For children from 2 up to 5 years, TAROM will provide a travel escort, while children from 5 up to 12 years will be supervised by the flight crew.
Unaccompanied Minors will be accepted only if the parent or legal guardian notifies such circumstance when booking the flight ticket and receives confirmation from TAROM for the transportation of the child.
Additionally, when making a booking for a child from 2 up to 5 years, the parent or legal guardian must request a travel escort from TAROM, for whom a round-trip ticket shall be paid. Confirmation of the availability of the escort must be given by TAROM before the flight.
Children from 12 up to 18 years shall be considered Unaccompanied Minors only upon express request of the parent or legal guardian. They shall be treated as Unaccompanied Minors between the age of 5 and 12 years.
Unaccompanied Minors cannot check in online. They must be checked in at the check-in counter by a parent or legal guardian, who must fill in, as mandatory requirement, the escort application form (Handling Advice).
Regardless of their residence, Romanian citizens aged between 2 and 18 years can travel alone only if they hold a notarized statement from both parents confirming that they agree for the minor child to travel escorted by a TAROM representative.
For travel on TAROM flights in connection with Air Europa (UX) flights, Unaccompanied Minors shall not be accepted if the child is in transit for more than 3 hours.
TAROM shall charge a fee of 40 EUR per sector for the transportation of Unaccompanied Minors on international flights and 30 EUR per sector on domestic flights (including Flying Blue premium tickets).