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Unaccompanied Minors/Young Passengers (Special Service)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers traveling under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by someone who is at least 16 years old or above

The person accompanying the child can be a family member, guardian or other appointed person. However, if the child is traveling alone, parents must apply for unaccompanied minor service with THAI.

A child traveling between the age of 5 to 17 years old must contact the THAI  U.S. office to make a reser

vation and request a "Special Assistance & Handling" form for unaccompanied minors. The handling form requires the age and date of birth of a child, contact number of an appointed guardian that can always be contacted both at the departing and arriving airports. The information enables THAI to make necessary arr

angements and assist the child in the best possible way.

 

 

 

A service charge is included and stated on ticket booking.

 

Special Conditions

  • THAI will not accept children traveling alone on any itinerary that includes the transfer between Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airport.

  • THAI will not accept children traveling alone that involves an over-night stop or transfers or stopovers exceeding 6 hours, unless arrangements are made for the child’s assistance at the transfer point.

  • If a child travels with other air carriers, different regulations may apply. The age limit for unaccompanied minors on other air carriers may differ, and it is advisable to consult the carrier concerned.

  • A mentally-challenged child is not eligible to apply for the unaccompanied minor service.

  • An unaccompanied minor is not permitted to travel with pets.

  • It is important to check that all visas and other formalities are completed.

  • Additional documentation may be required for certain countries; for example, minors of other nationalities traveling to the Philippines must obtain a waiver of exclusion issued by the Philippines Embassy.



Ticket Fare and Service Fee

 


For International Routes: An adult fare is charged for children who apply for the unaccompanied minor service, between 5 and 17 years old. The service fee is US$60 per flight.

For Domestic Routes in Thailand: Fifty percent (50%) of the normal fare for children, between 5 and 12 years old is applied if the unaccompanied service is required.


Please check with the local THAI office for  specific fares and regulations. There is no service fee on domestic routes.


 

At the airport

 


THAI requires that parents or guardians be at the airport with a child and remain at the airport until the flight departs. Parents must complete check-in formalities for THAI to accept a child to travel.  Ground staff at the departure hall will transfer the child to cabin attendants for boarding, and the child will be well-taken care of during the entire flight.


Upon arrival at the destination, THAI’s ground staff will accompany the child from the aircraft through all the arrival procedures until they meet the appointed guardian, who must identify themselves in order to pick up the child. The security and well-being of a child is of the utmost importance, and THAI ensures that he/she will arrive safely and handed over appropriately.

 

 

 

 

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