Check Unaccompanied Minor Policy

Lufthansa Unaccompanied Minor Policy

Lufthansa Unaccompanied Minor Policy states everything you need to know before you send an unaccompanied minor on a Lufthansa Airlines flight. Being aware of the policy and its terms will help you ensure that your child’s journey is hassle-free and memorable.

Lufthansa Unaccompanied Minor Policy- Age Requirements

Lufthansa Unaccompanied Minor Policy

  • Unaccompanied children between 5 and 11 years old are permitted to fly alone under two conditions -
    a. Utilizing the Lufthansa Care Service.
    b. Travelling with a guardian who is at least 12 years old
  • Unaccompanied children between the ages 12 to 17 years old. Parents or guardians can also book the Lufthansa Care Service for children in this age group, ensuring they receive support during their journey, especially in unexpected disruptions.

Lufthansa Minor Travelling Alone - Unaccompanied Minor Fee

The Lufthansa Care Service fee varies based on the flight's destination zone -
Zone 1: EUR 85 / CHF 95 / USD 95 / CAD 135 / GBP 75
Zone 2: EUR 85 / CHF 95 / USD 95 / CAD 135 / GBP 75
Zone 3: EUR 95 / CHF 105 / USD 105 / CAD 145 / GBP 85
Zone 4: EUR 115 / CHF 130 / USD 130 / CAD 175 / GBP 100
Zone 5: EUR 125 / CHF 140 / USD 140 / CAD 190 / GBP 110
Zone 6: EUR 150 / CHF 170 / USD 170 / CAD 230 / GBP 130

Please note the zones and their corresponding destinations.

Lufthansa Minor Travelling Alone - Required Documents and Forms

To prepare for your child's solo journey, notify the airline at the time of booking. Utilize a comprehensive checklist for Lufthansa unaccompanied minor travel, which includes crucial information for your child's trip, like -

  • Valid passport/child's ID card
  • Visa for the destination country
  • Travel insurance certificate
  • Allergy information (if applicable)
  • Receipt for pre-paid charges for the Lufthansa Care Service
  • Declaration of consent from parents/legal guardians for unaccompanied travel
  • Completed care service form

For efficiency, it is recommended to fill out and print the care service form at home, making three copies—one for you, one for your child's small yellow bag (provided at Lufthansa check-in desks), and one for records.

Lufthansa Unaccompanied Minor Policy - How to Book

Tickets for unaccompanied children flying by Lufthansa Airlines cannot be booked online. Contact the airline or your trusted travel agency to make the necessary arrangements. You can always contact the customer support if you have any questions or concerns.

Lufthansa Minor Travelling Alone - Baggage Rules

Your child's carry-on baggage may follow the same size guidelines as those for adults, but it should be manageable for your child to carry independently. Ensure that necessary medications, warm clothing, and a small amount of spending money are included. Check your child's baggage allowance with the baggage calculator, which provides details on prices and dimensions for optional baggage.

For baggage allowances on your Lufthansa flight ticket, check the Lufthansa Baggage policy.

Lufthansa Minor Travelling Alone - Check-in Process

Frankfurt and Munich: Entrust your child to the airline's service staff upon arrival at the airport.
Other Airports: Accompany your child to the gate. The individual bringing and collecting the child must be at least 18 years old and reachable by phone until the flight departs.

For added convenience, dedicated check-in counters for children traveling alone and their parents are available at Frankfurt Airport (departure hall A, counters 41–44) and Munich Airport (counter 417 in the departure hall on Level 4).

For complete information, check the Lufthansa Check-in policy.

Lufthansa Minor Travelling Alone - On board & Landing

Attentive flight attendants welcome your child on board, ensuring a pleasant journey with toys, drawing materials, and a special children's entertainment program. Pre-order delicious and healthy children's meals free of charge up to 24 hours before departure.

Upon arrival, the flight crew will hand over your child to a designated staff member, who will accompany them to meet the authorized guardian. Please ensure the guardian presents a valid ID or passport for verification. Flight delays are well-managed, and you can check the flight status online to stay informed.

Frequently Asked Questions
Unaccompanied minors are typically children between the ages of 5 and 17.
The Lufthansa Care Service is designed to ensure the safety and well-being of unaccompanied minors during their journey. It provides assistance and support from check-in to arrival. This service is available for children aged 5 to 17.
Yes, a fee is associated with the Lufthansa Care Service, which varies depending on the destination zone. You can find detailed information on these fees in Lufthansa unaccompanied minor policy.
When booking the flight, you should inform Lufthansa about your child's unaccompanied travel. Please follow the guidelines provided in Lufthansa unaccompanied minor policy for the necessary steps.
Tickets for unaccompanied minors cannot be booked online. To make the necessary arrangements.
Your child's carry-on baggage should include essential items such as medications (if needed), warm clothing, and a small amount of spending money.
Yes, dedicated check-in counters are available at select airports, including Frankfurt and Munich, to make the check-in process more convenient for unaccompanied minors and their guardians.
In the event of a flight delay, Lufthansa staff will ensure your child is well cared for. You can also check the flight status online to stay updated.
To ensure a smooth handover, ensure the authorized guardian collecting your child has a valid ID or passport for verification. Your child will be handed over to this designated individual.
Currently, the Lufthansa Care Service is provided for direct flights only. Connecting flights are not included in this service.
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