United’s Updated Unaccompanied Minor Service
Head’s up to those that have—or ever plan to have—their children fly alone on United Airlines. All children between the minimum age of five and 15 and flying without an accompanying adult on United are now on the hook for the $150 fee for unaccompanied minor service, in which an airline employee chaperones them to their seats and makes sure they’re handed off to their designated adult upon landing. Previously, the fee and service were only required for children between five and 12.
The new rule went into effect for tickets booked after December 14. United’s new policy mirrors those of Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. However, Southwest Airlines only requires the service for children five to 11 and charges just a $50 fee.
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