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Latam has a policy to help children and teenagers who are traveling alone without an adult. They offer complete assistance.

The airlines provide full assistance and protection to children traveling alone during the entire trip, including migration and security checks.

The travel accompaniment tool allows parents/legal guardians to see every stage of their child’s journey in real time. You can track their movements from the airport they start from to the airport they end up at, where the person responsible for them will meet them. You can complete the follow-up using either a desktop or a mobile device.

This article will explain the rules for minors and parents when traveling, how the Latam unaccompanied minor service operates, how to ask for the service, and other related information.

General Guidelines for Minors Travelling Alone on Latam Airlines

These are the rules that kids traveling alone must follow when booking their flight and on the day of their trip. There are certain conditions that need to be met, such as –

      • If your child requires a medical certificate to travel, they cannot use the unaccompanied minor service.

      • If a child requires a medical certificate to travel, they cannot use this service.

      • Children aged 8 to 11 and teenagers aged 12 to 17 are allowed to use this service. This service is only available on LATAM flights that are non-stop.

      • Kids should know how to follow safety instructions and move quickly in case of an emergency evacuation. People need food and hygiene to be taken care of.

      • Children traveling alone should board the plane before anyone else and leave the plane before anyone else.

      • The young passengers will sit at the rear of the plane so that our staff can keep a closer eye on them and manage their behavior more effectively.

      • If a child is flying alone with Latam and their trip involves other airlines, they need to buy the unaccompanied minor service from those airlines directly. This is according to Latam’s policy.
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    How Does Latam’s Unaccompanied Minor Service Work?

    When the unaccompanied minor arrives at the airport, they will receive a bracelet with a code at one of the Latam Airlines counters. After each part of your trip, the airlines will use the code to update the travel tracking tool.

    These are the stages for the Latam unaccompanied minor traveling alone service:

        • Pre-Boarding: We will give the child a bracelet with a code at one of our counters. The code will be read at the end of their turn. Parents or legal guardians can start tracking from here.

        • Boarding Lounge and Boarding: Trained LATAM staff will be with the child during boarding. The crew will take care of the child after they are escorted to the aircraft.

        •  Boarding: The airline staff will welcome the child and guide them to their seat. The child would be taken care of often. Thai Airways provides a snack for children on flights within Chile, Colombia, and Peru.

        • Departure: The airline staff will welcome the child and guide them to their seat. The child would be taken care of often. Thai Airways provides a snack for children on flights within Chile, Colombia, and Peru.

        • Arrival Landing: The staff of LATAM takes care of the child while on the plane and when getting off at the destination airport.

        • The Latan crew member will take the child to the person you named in the unaccompanied minor form. They will first accompany the child to the arrival area of the airport.

      • Baggage Pick-Up: LATAM staff assists and accompanies the child while they collect their luggage.
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      Documents Required to Avail Unaccompanied Minors Travelling Service

      If a child is traveling alone with Latam, they must have a valid passport or birth certificate, regardless of whether they are traveling within their own country or internationally. Also –

          • If a minor is traveling alone with one parent, the other parent who is not accompanying them must provide a notarized authorization.

          • If a child is traveling alone, both parents need to give their consent by notarizing it.

          • You need to have a signed copy of the Latam unaccompanied minor form.

        How to Avail Unaccompanied Minor Travel Service?

        If a child is traveling alone, passengers can ask for special assistance up to 48 hours before the flight. To request the service, passengers can use –

        Online: To book a flight for a minor, you can choose to book at the adult ticket price and select the option for an unaccompanied minor online. The fee for unaccompanied minors on Latam flights is already included in the ticket price. Once you get the confirmation, the airline will send you a form for unaccompanied minors. You should print it out and remember to sign it before bringing it with you.

        Through Customer Care: Once you’ve booked your flight, you can choose to use the unaccompanied minor service. You can call customer service to book a flight for an unaccompanied minor.

        If a passenger has requested unaccompanied minor service, one parent or guardian must accompany the child on the day of travel. To proceed, they must fill out the unaccompanied minor form and provide the following details:

            • First name, last name, and age of the child.

            • Name, last name, contact details, and address of the person who will be dropping off the child.

            • Name, last name, phone number, and address of the parent or legal guardian who will meet the child at the airport of location.

          Latam Unaccompanied Minor Service Fees

          According to Latam’s policy for unaccompanied minors, a fee is charged per passenger for each way of travel. The fee changes for the following flight paths.

          Flight route Latam unaccompanied minor fee (in USD)
          Within Chile 50
          Within Peru 50
          Within Argentina 30
          Within Ecuador 30
          Within Colombia 20
          Within Brasil 50
          between South American countries, between South America and Central America 100
          flights between Auckland – Sydney, Punta Cana – Miami, Madrid – Frankfurt and Santiago and Easter Island 100
          between South America and Europe – North America – Africa – Asia – Oceania 150

          Latam Airlines has a full set of steps that parents and guardians can follow to send their kids on planes with them. Since this is a brand-new process, you may run into some problems. Overall, though, the flight staff will make sure your child is safe. According to Latam’s policy, the above rules should give parents or guardians enough knowledge to plan the next flight.

          FAQs

          What to Do if There is a Mistake in the Name on the Flight Ticket?
          Have your travel plans changed? The “Name Change Policy” of Latam Airlines will keep you up to date. Find out if you are eligible, what you need, and how to change the names of the people on your ticket. You can travel with security knowing that you can easily change information.
          What is Latam’s policy for children and teenagers traveling alone?

          Latam has a policy to assist minors who are traveling alone without an adult. They provide help and safety during the whole trip, including immigration and security screenings.

          How does Latam’s unaccompanied minor service work?

          When a child travels alone and arrives at the airport, they will be given a bracelet with a code at one of the Latam Airlines counters. The code updates the travel tracking tool after each part of the trip. The service has different stages: pre-boarding, boarding lounge, boarding, departure, arrival landing, and baggage pick-up.

           

          What are the guidelines for minors traveling alone on Latam Airlines?

          Kids between 8 and 11 and teens between 12 and 17 can use the service for unaccompanied minors. You can only use the service on LATAM flights that don’t have any stops. Kids should learn how to obey safety rules and move fast if they need to leave quickly during an emergency.

          What documents are required to avail of the unaccompanied minors traveling service?

          If a child is traveling alone with Latam, they need to have a valid passport or birth certificate. This applies whether they are traveling within their own country or internationally. If a child is traveling with only one parent, the other parent who is not going with them needs to give written permission that has been notarized. If a child is traveling alone, both parents must give their consent by getting it notarized.

          How can I avail the unaccompanied minor travel service on Latam Airlines?

          Passengers can ask for unaccompanied minor service 2 days before the flight. To book a flight for an unaccompanied minor, you can either book the service online when booking the flight or contact customer care. A parent or guardian needs to come with the child on the day of travel and complete the unaccompanied minor form with all the required information.

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