Before You Fly

Unaccompanied Minors/Young Passengers

Unknown-3.jpegPassengers traveling under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by someone who is at least 16 years old or above.

The person accompanying the child can be a family member, guardian or other appointed person. However, if the child is traveling alone, parents must apply for unaccompanied minor service with THAI.

A child traveling between the age of 5 to 17 years old must contact the THAI  U.S. office to make reservations and request a special assistance & handling form for unaccompanied minors. The handling form requires the age and date of birth of a child, contact number of  an appointed guardian that can always be contacted both at the departing and arriving airport. The information enables THAI to make necessary arrangements and assist the child in the best possible way.

A service charge is included and stated on ticket booking.

 Special Conditions

  • THAI will not accept children traveling alone on any itinerary that includes the transfer between Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airport.
  • THAI will not accept children traveling alone that involves an over-night stop or transfers or stopovers exceeding 6 hours, unless the arrangement is provided for a child’s assistance at the transfer point.
  • If a child travels with other air carriers, different regulations may apply. The age limit for unaccompanied minors on other air carriers may differ, and it is advisable to consult the carrier concerned.
  • A mentally-challenged child is not eligible to apply for the unaccompanied minor service.
  • An unaccompanied minor is not permitted to travel with pets.
  • It is important to check that all visas and other formalities are completed.
  • Additional documentation may be required for certain countries; such as minors of other nationalities traveling to the Philippines must obtain a waiver of exclusion issued by the Philippines Embassy.