Air Canada Unaccompanied Minor Policy

Air Canada Unaccompanied Minor Policy

In today’s time, there are vast services available for the customer to provide all the comfort and fulfill their needs but Air Canada has a perk over other airlines because of their services and policies such as Air Canada umnr policy.  Air Canada unaccompanied minor policy is for those who basically are minors who are flying alone on flights without their legal guardians/parents.

Air Canada unaccompanied minor age

Take a look at the Air Canada minor travel policy regarding the use of unaccompanied minor service:

Below 8 years: Not available

  • A child under age 8 must accompany himself/herself with a guardian of age 16 or more traveling in the same cabin.       

8-11 years: Compulsory service

  •   Unaccompanied minor service is compulsory for the age group of 8-11 yrs (traveling alone)    

12-17 years: Optional service

  • Optional to purchase the service for youth ages 12-17 years in case of traveling alone.

Medical Condition 

It is necessary for guardians/parents to specify the medical condition (if any) while booking the flight for unaccompanied minors.

Minor cannot travel if he/she is:

  • Blind/deaf
  • Allergic to dogs or cat
  • Badly allergic to any specific product or any other allergy
  • The medical condition that requires any specific care

A child cannot travel unaccompanied without prior medical approval. For further inquiry contact the air Canada medical assistance desk.

Air Canada unaccompanied minor cost

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Air Canada unaccompanied minor fee is as follows:

  • Service fees range from $100-$118 CAD/USD per child/per flight (irrespective of the fare you choose)
  • The Air Canada bistro service includes the meal price.

Note: Tax is inclusive of the service fees, ranging from 0-18% based on your route.

  • On an international flight, Unaccompanied Minor gets Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. Whereas  complimentary meal service is available for passengers traveling in:
  1. International business class. 
  2. International economy class on flights from the sun and Caribbean locations.

Required Documents for Air Canada minor traveling alone

Following are the documents as per Air Canada minor policy needed for children:

When you arrive at the airport :

For the identification purpose you need; 

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  • Birth certificate
  • Passport 
  • Health card
  • Other government-issued identification (only original documents)

Further, you have to complete a “request for carriage” form (T672-ENV). The Air Canada unaccompanied minor form contains:

  • Child’s ID and flight number
  • Name and contact details of the person who will receive your child at the destination
  • Authorizing the signature of your child’s parent/guardians

All these documents would remain with the Air Canada agent.

Covid Guidelines

  • The child has to carry a vaccination certificate.
  • While traveling, a child should wear a proper mask, and carry the safety kit with himself 
  • Covid-19 Test is only to be done if you don’t have a vaccination certificate with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which seat is to be booked for the unaccompanied minor on the plane? 

It is recommended that the reservation of the seat should be in the last 3 rows of the plane, close to the cabin crew to keep an eye on the child during the flight. this condition is not applied to the Air Canada Express flights

Which flights provide the facility for the children to travel alone?

Non-stop flights are run by Air Canada and Air Canada Express flights by jazz. The important point to consider is that unaccompanied minors service is not to be purchased in case of connecting flights. 

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How to book flights for unaccompanied minors on Air Canada?

You have to contact Air Canada for booking a flight for an unaccompanied minor. passengers can ensure that the travel is permitted and accurately documented.

How can I apply for unaccompanied minor service?

Initially, contact the Air Canada reservation or agent to let them know that the child will travel alone, and do not forget to mention all the required details or any medical condition the child is dealing with.  

How old do you have to be to fly alone internationally?

Air Canada’s unaccompanied minor policy allows minors aged 12 to 17 to travel alone. So, regardless of whether your child is 12, 13, 14, 16, or 17, they can travel alone on domestic and international flights with Air Canada.

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