Putting your mind at ease when your child is flying alone.
At Aer Lingus, we understand that it’s a big deal for a child to travel on his/her own and we’ll do everything we can to make that journey as worry-free as possible. Here you’ll find out everything you need to know about unaccompanied minors flying with us. Our policy is safety first, and so we’ve strict guidelines in place for the protection of minors.
We unfortunately can’t accept reservations for unaccompanied children less than 12 years of age on our scheduled services.
Children under 12 years of age can only travel with us if accompanied by an adult aged 16 years or older, who’ll take responsibility for the child.
Aer Lingus will accept unaccompanied young passengers aged 12-15 years inclusive subject to the Form of Indemnity requirements below, but unfortunately we can't provide special assistance for these passengers.
For Aer Lingus/JetBlue Airways connecting flights, unaccompanied minors under the age of 14 unfortunately won’t be accepted for travel by either carrier for any part of the journey.
For Aer Lingus/United Airlines connecting flights, unaccompanied minors under the age of 16 unfortunately won’t be accepted for travel by either carrier for any part of the journey.
Please note that rules and regulations for children travelling alone may vary by country. It is always recommended to check the applicable regulations with the local country authorities. For example: An Italian child under the age of 14 may not travel unaccompanied. Every child of Italian nationality, travelling to or from Italy, who is under 14 years old and is accompanied by an adult (over the age of 18 years) who is not parent or legal guardian, must hold a fully completed declaration, a "Dichiarazione di affido" (Law No. 1185/67), which can be obtained from the local police station (Questura) , not from the airport police. This declaration must be carried together with the child's passport. If the documentation is incomplete, the child will be refused boarding. Our usual requirements for a Form of Indemnity below apply to an Italian child aged between 14 and 16 years who is travelling unaccompanied.
A form of indemnity must be completed, signed and filed for each unaccompanied young passenger travelling on an Aer Lingus flight. Unaccompanied young passengers without the required form of indemnity will be refused travel.
A copy of the form of indemnity is required for each flight in the itinerary and one is to be retained by the unaccompanied young passenger at all times.
The form of indemnity must be signed by a parent or guardian at the check-in desk at the first departure point and witnessed by an airport check-in staff member.
The parent or guardian must carry a valid passport or driver's licence to confirm their identity.