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Children 5 to 11 years of age who are not accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or someone who is at least 18 years of age on the same aircraft are considered unaccompanied minors. Travel arrangements for young travelers can be booked at any of the following:
The following rules are in effect for unaccompanied minor travel:
- United allows unaccompanied minor travel only on United Airlines and United Express® flights.
- Unaccompanied minors under 5 years of age are not accepted.
- Unaccompanied minors ages 5 to 7 may only travel on nonstop flights.
- Unaccompanied minors ages 8 to 11 may travel on any flight (nonstop or connecting) operated by United or United Express. However, travel will not be allowed on the last connecting flight of the day — unless the connecting flight is the only published service to that destination. Unaccompanied minors are not accepted on flights which require an overnight stay in order to make a connection.
- Children ages 12 to 17 have the option to pay the fee and use the unaccompanied minor service or they may travel as adults with no unaccompanied minor service provided.