Check Unaccompanied Minor Policy
When your child has to travel alone, Delta Air Lines ensures their journey is safe, comfortable, and enjoyable. Through the Delta Unaccompanied Minor policy, the airline offers unique features and resources to ensure your child is safe and comfortable throughout their journey.
Reservations for unaccompanied minors should be made through Delta Airlines official website to confirm travel eligibility and ensure correct documentation. When booking, the adult creating the reservation must provide a 4-digit PIN, which is necessary for any changes to the itinerary.
If you plan to book a travel with or for an unaccompanied minor, you can find more information on transporting your minor with Delta Airlines on their official website. You can also make an online flight booking through Delta Airlines Reservations.
If you plan to book a travel with or for an unaccompanied minor, you can find more information on transporting your minor with Delta Airlines on their official website.
As you prepare your child to fly alone for the journey, talk to them about the travel process and remind them to always stay in the gate area. Ensure your child understands to seek help only from Delta Air Lines representatives. We recommend you pack the following:
For baggage allowances, check the Delta Airlines Baggage Policy.
For check-in information, go to the Delta Check-in Policy.
Delta offers exclusive Sky Zones for children with connecting flights through selected airports. These children-only lounges, staffed by Delta representatives, provide a secure and comfortable waiting area with various activities to keep your child entertained.
Unaccompanied Minor Pick-Up
A valid ID must be presented by the person meeting the child, and a signature captured. Delta will not release the child to anyone other than the named person. A parent or accompanying adult should report to the destination airport two hours before the scheduled arrival to obtain a gate pass.
Delta permits teenagers between 15 and 17 years to travel as regular passengers, provided they can present a valid ID to security personnel. However, parents or guardians can opt for them to travel under the Unaccompanied Minor Program if they so wish.
|Age Group||Travel Eligibility|
|Under 5||Cannot travel alone|
|5 - 14||Must use the Unaccompanied Minor Program|
|15 - 17||Can travel alone or use the Unaccompanied Minor Program|
The Delta Unaccompanied Minor Fee requires a $150 USD/CAD/EUR each way, with CAD and EUR used when departing Canada or Europe. This fee applies to travel within the United States and internationally on nonstop and connecting flights, in addition to the ticketed adult fare.
Table 2: Fees and Rules
|5 - 14||Mandatory $150 USD/CAD/EUR each way||Fee covers up to 4 children traveling together|
|15 - 17||Optional $150 USD/CAD/EUR each way||Only if enrolled in the Unaccompanied Minor Program|
With Delta's Unaccompanied Minor Program, you can have peace of mind knowing that your child's safety and comfort is their top priority. Ensure a positive travel experience for your child by using this thoughtful and comprehensive service.
Upon arriving at the airport, please see a Delta Airport Customer Service Agent for information regarding drop-off and pick-up. You'll receive a wristband for your child to wear during the flight, and a package of boarding documents and ID for your child to use throughout their journey. The accompanying adult must provide the following at check-in:
For detailed information on the check-in process for a Delta flight, go to the Delta Airlines Check-in Policy.
The unaccompanied minor must be taken to the departure gate by a parent or designated accompanying adult who should remain there until the flight has departed. Delta minors flying alone policy recommends that children sit in the rear of the aircraft to be near a flight attendant for safety. For any queries or concerns, please contact Delta Air Lines at 800-325-8847 (U.S./Canada/Guam/Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands) or find numbers for all other locations.
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