Unaccompanied Minors

With our Unaccompanied Minor service, your child is in safe hands before, during and after their flight.

For children aged 5–11 book online for trips within Scandinavia and Europe. For children aged 12–15 and for flights to other parts of the world, you have to contact SAS Customer Service.

If the journey is within Norway and includes flights with Wideroe (WF) please make your reservation here.

Due to the current situation the service for unaccompanied minor is suspend on all flights to/from Asia and Canada until 30 September 2022. If you have a valid ticket during this period, your options are to reschedule to a later date or request to get a fully refund. Please contact SAS Customer Service and we’ll help you.

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About our service

SAS offers an Unaccompanied minor service for children age 5–17 on flights within Scandinavia and age 5–15 on European and most other flights.

For children 5-11 years of age our service is mandatory, but for children 12–15 years of age, it's optional if requested by their parents or guardians. For children aged 16–17 we offer this service when traveling within Scandinavia.

The parent/legal guardian, or an authorized adult must accompany/take the child to the check-in and stay until the flight has departed. At some airports you may be required to accompany your child to the gate yourself. Please enquire about this at a SAS check-in counter when you arrive at the airport.

Our Unaccompanied Minor service ensures your child will be introduced to the flight attendant, chaperoned during all connections, helped with any baggage and through customs and passport checks. At their destination the child will be released to the appropriate person (as authorized in writing by a parent/guardian) at the gate.

Fare rules & fees

  • The Unaccompanied minor service is only available if the child is traveling on a regular ticket. If the child is traveling on SAS Youth tickets he or she cannot use this service.

  • Some countries require written consent from a parent or legal guardian for children age 12–16 traveling alone without assistance.

  • For trips from another country to Scandinavia and on our partner airlines other fees may apply.

  • For flights to/from SAS destinations in Asia and the US, we can offer assistance. If the child will be continuing the trip with another airline however, this special assistance is not available.

The pricing for Unaccompanied Minor service costs between:

  • DKK 350 to 450

  • NOK 350 to 450

  • SEK 350 to 450

  • EUR 30 to 50

  • USD 70

Required documents

The parent/legal guardian must complete a form containing the child's personal information, travel route and the name of the person who will leave the child at departure and be meeting the child upon arrival.

If the child's travel route includes a night stop, or transfer between two airports, the parent/guardian must arrange for transfer escort. This information must be included on the form.

Present our unaccompanied minor form to our airport representatives when the child is checking in. To avoid delays, make sure you complete the entire form and bring all three copies to check-in at the airport.

At the airport

  • Make sure the child has the essential belongings in the carry-on baggage.

  • The parent/legal guardian, or an authorized adult, brings the child to check-in counter at least 2 hours before the departure. Bring the three signed unaccompanied minor forms with you.

  • The parent/legal guardian should help the child check in and drop off any baggage.

  • The parent/guardian must show valid ID at check-in and stay at the airport until the child's flight has taken off.

  • Our assistance staff will pick up the child after check-in and stay with him or her through passport control, security screening and to the gate.

We do not allow unaccompanied minors on the flight if there's uncertainty about landing at a destination due to weather conditions or other extraordinary circumstances.

Onboard care

A member of the cabin crew will welcome the child onboard and look after him or her for the duration of the flight. The child will enjoy something to eat and drink during the flight.

On some of our flights the crew may only be speaking English.

At the destination

After landing our airport staff will welcome the child at the gate and take him or her through passport control and customs. The person who is collecting the child must arrive at the terminal on time, be a legal adult and have valid identification.

In the event of a delay or other unforeseen situation, the child will be accompanied and we will keep the parent/guardian updated.