At what age can children fly alone? Things to note when letting children fly

As we all know, very young children are not allowed to take flights alone and must be accompanied by an adult. So at what age can children fly alone? Let's find the answer with HoaBinh Airlines in the article below.

At what age can children fly alone? Regulations of airlines

For each airline, there will be different regulations regarding the age of children allowed to fly. Specifically at typical domestic airlines.

1. Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines allows children from 2 to under 6 years old to fly alone, provided they use the accompanying flight attendant service. Thus, passengers only need to book at least one week before departure time. After confirmation, the airline will arrange for a flight attendant to accompany them to take care of their children during the flight. The price for this service is equivalent to the price of an adult ticket in the same registered service compartment. Services for children of this age only apply to the economy class.

For children aged 6 to 12 participating in the flight, they can use or not use the accompanying flight attendant service. This case applies to both the economy, premium economy, and business classes. However, the number of accompanying children's seats in business class cannot exceed the number of business class seats on each flight, so please contact us early, and airline staff will check and advise you.

Note that when children fly alone on Vietnam Airlines:

Before departure:

  • Adults bring children to check-in at least 2 hours before departure time.
  • In addition to the child's records and papers, the person bringing the child also needs to prepare documents to prove their identity and match the information registered for Vietnam Airlines services.
  • After completing the procedures, the person taking the child waits until the plane takes off before leaving the airport.

After the plane lands:

  • The person picking up the child needs to be at the airport at least 30 minutes before the expected landing time.
  • The person picking up the child must bring enough documents to prove their identity that match the information provided when registering to use Vietnam Airlines services.

2. Vietjet Air

Vietjet Air regulates at what age children can fly alone. Unlike Vietnam Airlines, low-cost airline Vietjet refuses to transport children under 12 years old if they are alone. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18 years of age or older) when participating in the flight.

  • For children from 12 to 16 years old who want to travel alone, they must have a written commitment from their parents.
  • From 16 to 18 years old, children can take the flight alone without commitment.

3. JetStar Pacific

On Jetstar Pacific flights, passengers from 12 to 14 years old can travel alone; however, in addition to the necessary documents for check-in, an additional commitment from the legal representative is required to exempt them from liability at Jetstar. In the event of an unexpected incident, the company has the right to resolve the issue without prior notice to the guardian to ensure the safety of the child.

4. At what age can children fly alone? Bamboo Airways

Similar to Vietnam National Airlines, Bamboo Airways also provides unaccompanied children service for children from 6 to 12 years old participating in the flight without a parent, guardian, or adult. You just need to register for the service 24 hours in advance.

Thus, children aged 2–6 years old are refused to be transported alone. Children 14 years old and older can travel on their own as regular passengers, or if they need to, they can still book the same service as for guests 12–14 years old.

Things to note when using Bamboo Airways' unaccompanied children service are similar to Vietnam Airlines. The person dropping off and picking up children at the departure or arrival airport needs to prepare all documents and always be present before the plane takes off. as well as before the plane lands to closely follow the child.

Above, HoaBinh Airlines has answered the question "How old can children fly alone and some notes" for service subscribers. We hope the above information is useful for your baby's upcoming flight! For any information you need advice on, please contact our hotline at 0939.311.911 - 0913.311.911 for 24/7 support.