Minors travelling alone

They may travel without a companion if a number of conditions are met.

Menores viajando solos

Unaccompanied minor service: what it is and how it works

Is your child travelling alone? Don't worry, our Unaccompanied minor service guarantees their safety and well-being from the moment we pick up them up at the departure airport, throughout the journey and until they are met at the destination. We will be with your child at all times, either on their own or with a small group of other children.

We'll also look after them if they need to take a connecting Iberia Group flight in Madrid. If any unexpected situation arises, we'll be by their side and will keep you informed at all times. While your child is waiting for the connecting flight, we'll take them to our Unaccompanied minors lounge so that they can rest, play games, watch children's films and use the free wifi connection.

Check all the other details of the service here. If you want to book this service, please do so well in advance because places are limited.

Still more than 72 hours left for the flight? Request online service.

Who can use this service?

How to book this service:

Kids service

Children aged 5 to 11

You must book the service if your child is travelling alone or if they are travelling in a different cabin from you. A child is considered to be travelling alone if they are not accompanied by someone who is aged 16 or over.

The service is offered on flights operated by Iberia, Iberia Express and Iberia Regional Air Nostrum. On British Airways flights and IB26XX flights operated by Iberia for LEVEL, all minors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by someone who is aged 16 or over. On American Airlines IB4XXX and IB7XXX flights minors under the age of 15 must be accompanied by someone who is aged 18 or over.

Other airlines may have different rules, age limits and rates, so you should check with them when you make your booking.

Still more than 72 hours left for the flight? Request online service.

Kids service

Young flyers aged 12 to 17

Although we don't consider this age group to be minors (and the service offered is therefore optional, not mandatory), if your son or daughter is travelling alone we can accompany them from the departure to the arrival of their flight, including during transit if any connecting flights are involved. For departures from Italy, the service is mandatory for minors under the age of 14. You can find all the information you need in Documentation and special cases.

The service is offered on flights operated by Iberia, Iberia Express and Iberia Regional Air Nostrum. Iberia does not accept bookings or tickets issued for unaccompanied minors who request this service if their journey involves other airlines, including codeshare flights (IB4XXX and IB7XXX).

On British Airways flights and IB26XX flights operated by Iberia for LEVEL, all minors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by someone who is aged 16 or over. On American Airlines IB4XXX and IB7XXX flights minors under the age of 15 must be accompanied by someone who is aged 18 or over.

The fare applied to the ticket is the same as the one for an adult.

Still more than 72 hours left for the flight? Request online service.

And remember

  • There is a special regulation for minors.
  • Cots for babies on inter-continental flights.
  • Adapted fares.
  • If you are flying with two minors, don't forget to bring and authorised car seat..
  • Find out about the documentation required to travel with minors.

See how this applies on flights operated by

  • British Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Finnair

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