Alone (unaccompanied) child travel on Copa Airlines flights: Terms and Conditions

CopaAirlines offers services for unaccompanied minors to make their experience easier and safer for parents and children.

An unaccompanied minor service is available from the Trinidad & Tobago airline, providing a special transportation service for children as young as five years old and up to fourteen years old.

On the day of the flight, Copaair will appoint a member of staff to accompany the child throughout their journey, from check-in to boarding and disembarking the aircraft. This member of staff will also ensure that your child is seated in a seat appropriate for their age and size.

Booking an unaccompanied minor Copaair ticket

The reservation of a seat for the small passenger can be made online, but must be confirmed by telephone by calling the airline’s call center or at one of its agencies, 48 hours before departure.

The reservation procedure must be completed at the airport where the parents must provide the contact details of the person responsible for picking up the child at the destination airport. Prior to departure, parents should also provide instructions to airline staff regarding any special needs or requirements the child may have.

The cost of services for unaccompanied minors

It varies by route. Copaair applies a fee of USD 20.00 on domestic (domestic) flights and USD 150.00 on direct international flights (non-stop).

Generally, unaccompanied minors are not accepted on flights consisting of two or more routes (with stopover).

Overall, the unaccompanied minor service provided by Copaair can be a great way to ensure your child has a safe and comfortable journey when traveling alone.

The number of unaccompanied passengers who can travel on a single Copaair flight is limited to 25 people.

Prepare your child to fly alone

Flying alone as a minor is fun, but it can also be a bit scary. So with the right preparation and understanding of the services available for unaccompanied minors, you can be assured that your child will have a safe and enjoyable journey on board.

Check the airline’s policy (above) to make sure your child meets the age and height requirements for unaccompanied minor services.

– At check-in

Provide contact details for the person responsible for picking up the child at the destination airport.

Provide instructions to airline personnel regarding any special needs or requirements the child may have.

Give the agent the receipt for payment of the applicable fees for unaccompanied minor services.

Avoid placing your child on a flight taking off in the evening

It is important to book flights during the day whenever possible. This will reduce the risk of delays or cancellations due to weather or other factors, and will also provide more natural light in the event of turbulence or other unexpected events. In addition, your child benefits from better attention from on-board staff during the day.

Special conditions to be met by unaccompanied minors traveling alone from the United States       

The following documents must be provided by the child’s guardian upon check-in:

– Pieces of identity;

– Passport;

– Form containing the details of the minor: Surname, First name, Date of Birth, Gender, Telephone Number.

Other requirements to be met:

– Accompanied minors are entitled to a hand and checked baggage allowance, but are not entitled to carry additional baggage.

– Little travelers who take a Copa Air flight alone are not able to travel with pets

– If your child suffers from any illness requiring medication during the flight, they are accepted on board CopaAirlines flights provided they provide a medical certificate / authorization provided by their doctor.

– Upon arrival, your child will be accompanied by a Copaair agent until they are picked up by the guardian (designated in the hidden form and signed at the airport). He must have his identity document in his possession.

Other additional conditions are applied by Copaair

Check here the other rules have been expressly incorporated into the conditions of travel for unaccompanied minors departing from the following countries: Panama, Brazil and Mexico.

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