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At Caribbean Airlines we pride ourselves in the special care we take of your kids. Our Unaccompanied Minors (UM) service is provided for children between the ages of 5 and 11. Whether they are travelling on our direct or connecting services, we will take special care of them.
Who can travel alone? image
Children aged 5 -11 years may travel alone on flights operated by Caribbean Airlines, providing there is a pre-arranged Unaccompanied Minors service in place. The Unaccompanied Minors service is optional for children travelling alone between the ages of 12-15.
Who must be accompanied? image

Children aged 2 - under 5 years must be accompanied by someone who is 16 years or older. Children aged 5 - 11 years will be accepted for travel providing there is a pre-arranged Unaccompanied Minors service in place or they are accompanied by a passenger 16 years or older.

Special Requirements for entry into Barbados image

Children unaccompanied under the age of 16 visiting Barbados require a notarized letter from his/her parents or legal guardian stating that permission has been given for the minor to stay with a host/hostess; their full name, address and telephone number must be included in the letter.

Please note that no male other than a father is allowed to receive a minor and he must produce paternal proof and a female occupant of the house is also required to meet them. Children 16-18 years of age travelling unaccompanied must have the full name and address of their hostess; a letter is not required. By order of Barbados Immigration and Passport Department letter ref 173 dated 9th May 2008.

Booking Procedure image

UM service must be requested at the same time the child’s flight is booked by the parent/guardian when calling Reservations or your Travel Agent. The following documents are also needed in order to process the UM request:

image “Unaccompanied Minor Declaration" form No. 333 completed and signed in triplicate
image Children must possess all the relevant travel documents (valid passport, entry visas), prior to flight departure
image The necessary customs and immigration forms must be completed prior to the child’s flight departure
image Advance Seat Selection for UM requests - we aim to pre-seat our UM’s in the forward section of the cabin.
image Children’s meals are available on our long haul services. Special dietary needs may also be available on your service.
image UM’s will only be accepted for onward travel providing he/she is holding a confirmed reservations and ticket on the other carrier. At this time, transfer of UM’s at JFK are limited to American Airlines, British Airlines and United Airlines.
image Due to safety reasons, a limited number of UMs can be accepted per flight.
Service Charge image

A charge of US$100.00 is applied for each child each way. Service Charge is not applicable to travel between Trinidad and Tobago.

Children discount does not apply to bookings for Unaccompanied Minors.

6 Step Meet & Assist Policy for Direct/Non-Stop/Connecting Flights image
  1)  The agent will accompany your child through the security check and proceed to the gate area.

2)  Once boarding is announced, your child will be escorted to the aircraft ahead of other passengers to the seat assigned. The child will be greeted by the Purser/In-Charge Cabin Crew, who will guide them to their assigned seat. 

3)  Throughout the flight, your child will be supervised by Cabin Crew members.

4)  Upon arrival at your child’s destination, the Purser/In-Charge Cabin Crew will help them disembark, and will hand them over to an airport agent, who will escort your child to the Arrivals section to meet the person designated on the UM envelope.

 The person meeting the child will be required to present valid photo identification before accepting responsibility for the child.

6)  For transit stops, transfer/connecting points, delayed flights the UM is kept under our constant care and escorted through all governmental formalities as necessary.
Tips for a safe and happy trip image
image Have a chat with your kids and prepare them prior to the trip by explaining what to expect and who is going to meet them at the other airport
image Show them pictures of the airline so they can easily identify us and feel a bit more comfortable before they arrive
image Ensure your child is well rested
image Ensure all their relevant documentation is completed to avoid any unnecessary hassle
image Ensure their hand luggage is light and comfortable and their checked luggage can be easily identified
image Ensure their carry-on has a favourite snack or a few fun items and reading materials of their choice
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