Unaccompanied minors

When your child is flying alone, we’ll be there every step of the way to make sure their journey is an adventure

We can be there for unaccompanied minors to help them enjoy every moment of their adventure; from check-in to transferring between flights, or meeting their guardians at their final destination.

Our Unaccompanied Minors service is for:

  • children aged between five and 15 who are flying alone
  • children under eight years old travelling in a different cabin class to their parents or guardian
  • children over eight years old travelling in a different cabin class to their parent or guardian when they have a child under eight with them

Our service for children flying alone

Help through the airport

A specialist member of our team will meet your child at the dedicated check in desk and be with them all the way through the airport until we hand your child to our crew on board.

Priority boarding

Families and unaccompanied minors always board the plane first. That gives them more time to get settled, and our cabin crew can help them to stow their hand luggage and make them comfortable.


On board care

We’re on hand to make sure your young flyer’s trip is as enjoyable as possible. When you book, let us know what kind of meal your child prefers and whether they’d like to sit by the window or the aisle. If it’s their birthday, we’ll prepare a cake so we can celebrate together on board and our crew also have a Polaroid camera so your young flyer can take home memories of their trip.

Support when they land

When your child arrives, a member of our specialist team will be there to greet them at the aircraft door. We’ll help your child through the airport before taking them to their parent or guardian.


What is the fare for an unaccompanied minor?

You can use our Unaccompanied Minor service when you pay for an adult fare for your child. Otherwise children under 12 will not be able to fly alone.

If you’re travelling in a different cabin class to your child, for the comfort of other passengers we ask that visits between classes are kept to a minimum.

How to book your child’s solo flight

When you book a fare for a child under 12, unless there is proof that an adult is travelling with them, you will need to arrange our Unaccompanied Minors service.

Please get in touch with us at your local Emirates office to arrange the service.
Check our FAQ to learn more about the terms and conditions of our Unaccompanied Minors service.

Learn more

You can find out more about travelling with children in our special care FAQs.