Children sometimes need to travel on their own. We offer an unaccompanied minor assistance service to ensure that they are looked after during the entire trip. The service permits children 5-15 years of age to fly alone. The service is mandatory for children 5-11 years of age, but is optional for travellers from 12 to 15 years of age. If requested by the parent/guardian, the child cannot decline the service. If a child 5-11 years of age is travelling with a child 16 years or older, you do not need to book assistance.
Please book assistance as soon as possible before departure to ensure that your child has a confirmed place. Flights within Scandinavia on Widerøe can be booked online, while flights to and from Europe and the rest of the world can be booked with SAS Customer Contact Center.
Book a flight for your child within Scandinavia on Widerøe (in Norwegian)
Service fee for children travelling alone
Assistance for children travelling alone costs €30 for domestic flights and €40 for international flights. Additional charges may apply.
Handling advice document
You must fill out a handling advice document prior to departure. It contains personal information about your child, itinerary and the name of the person picking up the child on arrival. It must be signed by a parent/legal guardian. You can download the form on flysas.com and fill it out ahead of time. If you cannot print out the form, you can fill it out at the airport.
Download handling advice document
Handling advice for unaccompanied minor (children 5-11 years of age) travelling alone on Widerøe
During the journey
At the departure airport, please help your child check in. The person dropping off the child at the airport must show valid ID and remain at the airport until the aircraft is airborne.
Note: Check-in for children travelling alone must be completed 45 minutes before departure at the latest. Please note that check-in might take longer during peak periods.
You child will be assisted through security, to the gate and onboard the aircraft. Onboard, the cabin crew will help your child find his or her seat and settle in comfortably and will keep an eye on your child during the flight. We always offer children travelling alone something from Our Café onboard.
According to EU regulations, only travellers with a boarding pass can pass through security and into the transit area. If your child is travelling domestically in Sweden, it is possible for you as a parent/guardian to accompany your child all the way to the departure gate. Contact the staff at the airport for more information.
On arrival, we will help your child disembark, pick up baggage and pass through passport control and customs. The child can then be picked up in the arrivals hall by the person mentioned in the handling advice document. Remember to bring valid ID when picking up the child.
If there is a delay, your child will receive special attention and assistance. We ensure that you as parents will receive updated information on possible changes in the trip. Your child will never be left unattended.
Flights to Asia and the US
This service is also offered for travel to/from SAS destinations in the US and Asia. If your child will travel onward with another airline, this service is not offered as of July 1, 2011 (applies only to new bookings).