Through the Alaska Airlines UMNR service, parents are assured of care for their children throughout the trip. Airlines allow minors to enjoy certain in-flight services.

  • Alaska Airlines is available to miners on all domestic and international flights nonstop or direct and subject to some restrictions.
  • In addition, this service is not available for Alaska Airlines flights from Sun Valley, Idaho annually between December 1 and April 1.
  • Children age 4 and under may not be unaccompanied by a parent, guardian, or adult over the age of 18.
  • In addition, children ages 5 to 7, 8 to 12, or 13 to 17 can travel alone on non-stop and direct flights with Alaska Airlines.
  • A child guest is not accepted if the flight is interrupted due to connecting flight or weather.
  • If the child becomes ill, the airline will immediately contact any of the parents and guardians and the child will also be provided with medication.
  • The airline will also seek permission from the parent to rebook the flight if there is an unplanned interruption of the journey.
  • The child is allowed to call his/her parents after reaching the destination.
  • If you join the Gold100k Mileage Plan status, you can waive the nominal fee for your unaccompanied child.
  • Parents must remain at the airport until their child takes off. This is for last-minute changes due to unplanned situations.
  • The child guest is accepted to travel for international flights with a passport, visa, and parent's documents, and the parent is required to fill international customs form.
  • For children traveling to Mexico, the visiting parent must fill out a separate form and consent form.


Fees Structure for UMNR Policy for Alaska Airlines


UMNR Service Fees (each way) Flight Routes Age Restrictions
$50 USD each way For direct and non-stop flights Children aged 5-17 years old
$75 USD each way For connecting flights Children aged 13-17 years old


Here is the explanation of the above table of charges for Alaska Airlines UMNR Policy:


  • The fees will be $50 USD each way for direct and non-stop flights for each unaccompanied minor which means $100 USD for a round trip.
  • The fees will be $75 USD each way for connecting flights for each unaccompanied minor which means $150 USD for a round trip.


Drop-off and Pick-up


  • A parent or other responsible adult must be at the airport to screen unaccompanied minors at least 90 minutes prior to departure of a domestic flight and 2 hours prior to departure of an international flight.
  • If your child will be traveling alone, inform the Customer Service Agent and fill out the Guardian Contact Form at the ticket counter.
  • An escort pass to accompany a minor traveling alone can be obtained directly from the ticket counter.
  • You and an unaccompanied minor must Alaska check in with a gate agent at least 40 minutes prior to departure.


Book a Flight for a Minor with Alaska Airlines


After getting to know all the information about the Alaska UMNR Policy, it is also important you know that how you can make bookings for unaccompanied minors passengers, there are basically three methods to make bookings:

You need to go to the website directly or the application of Alaska Airlines on your mobile:

  • Fill up the details of the trip in the blank space.
  • Choose the appropriate flight according to the suitable time according to the child's comfort.
  • Fill up the details of the child and details of the parents or guardians required for booking.
  • After making the payment details will be provided to you

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Children whose ages are between 5 to 17 are unaccompanied minors on Alaska Airlines.

The safety assurance given by Alaska Airlines are: Assistants provided by the airlines will help in checking while boarding the plane, also minors will get priority boarding, their seat will be in the front, and child-friendly food is available on the flight.

Parents or guardians should book a flight for an unaccompanied minor 24 to 72 hours before the departure time

Yes, unaccompanied minors fly internationally as well as on domestic flights on Alaska Airlines.

Yes, unaccompanied minors can fly on connecting flights. But parents have to keep in mind that the connecting flight should also be from Alaska Airlines and there would be a time gap between the two flights so that there will be no rush for the child in everything.

Yes unaccompanied minors travel during holidays or peak travel times but parents should just need to keep in mind the rules for booking.

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