Children are now more independent than they used to be. They so want to see and learn more. Tourist and study trips to other countries are very beneficial for development. Many children easily travel around the world on airplanes without an adult escort.
It is necessary
- - the child's passport;
- - written application and consent of both parents for the flight, certified by a notary;
- - a questionnaire with data about parents.
Airlines divide children into categories. Very young children under two years of age fly accompanied by adults, the cost of their ticket is about 10% of the cost of an adult ticket. Older children fly with tickets, the cost of which is 50-70% of the total cost. These discounts apply if the child is accompanied by an adult. From the age of 12, each teenager is entitled to a separate ticket, which is paid in full. You can fly unaccompanied by an adult on most airlines from the age of five. As a rule, if the child flies alone, the full cost of the ticket is paid. This circumstance must be notified to the airline at the time of booking and buying a ticket, while it will be written "The child needs care". All responsibility rests with the airline representatives, and on the plane - with the flight attendants.
In order to send a child alone by plane, you must provide the following documents: the child's passport, if he travels abroad with an appropriate visa. Written application and consent of both parents for the flight, certified by a notary. You can find a standard form for such an application at a notary, the cost of its execution is 500 rubles. A questionnaire with information about the parents, the accompanying and welcoming party, which you will receive at the check-in counter.
When registering and filling out the relevant papers, the airline representative takes the child by the hand and leads him through passport control out of turn. Such passengers are put on the plane first, so as not to get lost, and they are busy in every possible way - with puzzles, toys, pencils and felt-tip pens. Children flying unaccompanied by adults are given special treatment and attention - the stewardess will ask if he wants something, feed him again if the child is hungry, calm him down and even take him on an excursion to the cockpit. Upon landing, the baby gets off the plane first with the representative of the airline, who must personally hand him over to the meeting party. The questionnaire should indicate who the greeters are - relatives, friends, camp representative. The child will be handed over only after presenting an identity card and checking all the papers. If the greeter is late, the airline representative must contact the parents or accompanying persons and wait for the person. If the greeter does not appear at all, the child will be sent home on the next flight. For children under 8-9 years old, such accompaniment and attention of airline employees is provided free of charge, those who are older will have to pay an additional $ 50 for a one-way flight.