Swiss Airlines Unaccompanied Minor Policy

Swiss Airlines takes good care of children who are traveling alone or without an adult. They provide assistance both at the airport and during the flight. Because of this, children traveling alone often find it thrilling to be on an airplane. Children who are traveling alone must follow special rules set by Swiss Air.

Here is a summary of the rules for unaccompanied minors under the Swiss Air policy. It includes information about the child’s boarding process, the associated cost, and other relevant details.

Guidelines for Minor Traveling on Swiss Air

Parents often worry when their child is about to start a new adventure. Don’t worry, sometimes young people have to fly alone, but there’s no need to panic.

Swiss Air takes care of children who are flying alone. They have a policy that looks after them before, during, and after the journey. Children under the age of 12 are required to use the unaccompanied minor service. In addition

  • Children between the ages of 12 and 17 can choose whether or not to use the unsupervised minor service. Please be aware that if a flight is canceled or a link is missed and there was no UMNR Service planned for a child between the ages of 12 and 17, that child will not get extra help.
  • Children who are traveling alone can only make reservations on direct trips with Swiss Airlines. If you have a confirmed straight flight with a service to help with children, it is still good.
  • Unaccompanied minor service is not available on connecting trips, which is a shame. If your child already has a confirmed link that includes Swiss Air unaccompanied minor service, please contact the airline’s customer service right away.
  • If your plans include a connection with another airline, contact customer service. This is to make sure that the service for minors who are not with an adult is available.

>2 Year accompanied by a person who is at least 18
2-4 Year Must travel with a child, legal guardian, or adult who is at least 16 years old or who is at least 18 years old.
5-11 year If you are under 18 and traveling alone, you must use the solo minor service. The young person would be with someone who is at least 12 years old.
12-17 Year Optional unaccompanied minor service

About Swiss Airline Unaccompanied Minor Service

Once you have booked flight tickets for unaccompanied minors, either online or through the airline’s customer service, the Swiss Air unaccompanied minor policy defines the following process.

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Ensure that you have all necessary travel documentation. Complete the Swiss Air form for unaccompanied minors, then print enough copies. Additionally –

  • The child will need four copies of the form for each area. If you’re traveling from Zurich to Paris and back, you’ll need eight copies.
  • When you sign, it means that if the person who is supposed to travel with your child doesn’t come to the destination, and your child needs to fly back home, the expenses for meals, overnight lodging, or transfers will be taken care of.
  • Please also consider the visa restrictions that apply to children.

Handover While Departure

To ensure the child’s safety, it is necessary for parents or legal guardians to be present at the departure airport. They should also bring a signed form for unaccompanied minors.

At the Origin Airport

A member of Swiss Air will pick up your child at check-in and go with them through passport control and security to the gate. The person who brought the child needs to wait until the plane takes off at the airport.

On Board

The cabin crew will welcome the child on board and take care of them during the entire flight.


After landing the aircraft, the crew members will accompany the young people at the gate. They will help them go through passport control and customs. To pick up the child, the person needs to be a legal adult, be punctual at the terminal, and have a valid ID.

Note: In case you made any mistake while booking like name mistake and others. Swiss Air Name Policy allows you to change name but there are some restrictions.

Documents Required to Avail Unaccompanied Minor Service

When you arrive at the airport with the minor who is traveling alone, go to the Swiss Air check-in counter. When you’re on the plane, you’ll get a badge to wear. The airline will also give you a folder to hold your child’s boarding documents and ID while they travel. When checking in, the adult accompanying the child should provide the following documents according to the Swiss Air unaccompanied minor policy:

  • Photo ID of the accompanying adult
  • Birth certificate or passport of Minor
  • 4 Copies of the unaccompanied minor form ( Attested )
  • Name, contact, and address proof of Parents and Guardian

How to Book Unaccompanied Minor Travel Ticket?

If you want to check if your child is allowed to travel and book a trip, just give Swiss Air customer service a call. They will help you figure out if your child meets the requirements. This is also to make sure that the child’s travel is recorded according to the Swiss Air minor policy. Once you have booked the flight and paid the necessary fees and airfare, you will receive a ticket number or booking reference for the child’s travel. Please remember to give the booking reference to the adult who will be meeting the child at the destination airport.

Swiss Air Unaccompanied Minor Fee

If you’re flying with SWISS, there will be service fees. The fee is charged for each child. Under the Swiss Air unaccompanied minor policy, the fee for the departure flight is calculated separately from the fee for the return flight.

Travel Routes Fees
Within Switzerland $95
Europe $95
Levant and North Africa $105
Short-haul intercontinental $130
Medium-haul intercontinental $140
Long-haul intercontinental $170

Talk to your child about everything they need for the upcoming trip. I will answer your questions and encourage you to enjoy this exciting journey. Please provide a detailed description of the events that will take place during the trip and the individuals who will be present upon their arrival. Before you leave, make sure your child is well-rested and has all the necessary items in their carry-on bag. Swiss Air offers a service for unaccompanied minors, ensuring that your child has a smooth, safe, and comfortable travel experience.

Note: In case of any major emergancy, Swiss Air Change Policy allows you to change your flight.


What is the Age Limit for Children Traveling Alone on Swiss Air?

Children who are younger than 12 years old must use the unaccompanied minor service. Children aged 12 to 17 can decide if they want to use the unsupervised minor service or not.

Are Children Traveling Alone Allowed to Make Reservations on Connecting Flights With Swiss Airlines?

No, you cannot use the unaccompanied minor service on connecting trips. If children are traveling alone, they can only book flights directly with Swiss Airlines.

How Can I Book an Unaccompanied Minor Travel Ticket on Swiss Air?

After you make a booking, you will receive a ticket number or booking reference for the child’s travel. This information should be given to the adult who will be meeting the child at the destination airport.

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