What is the Delta unaccompanied minor policy? 

The Delta Unaccompanied Minor Policy (known as Unaccompanied Minor Program) provides special services to children between 5–14 years of age travelling alone on international and domestic flights. The Unaccompanied Minor Program offers trackable barcoded wristbands, access to SkyZone lounge services at select airports, and a Delta escort to make unaccompanied minor travel safe and comfortable.

Rules for Unaccompanied Minors on Delta

Below are the rules of the Unaccompanied Minor Program at Delta:

  • The Unaccompanied Minor program is mandatory for children between 5–14 years (inclusive) not travelling in the same compartment with an adult who is at least 18 years old. 
  • For children between 15–17 years, the service is optional.
  • Children aged 5–7 years can travel only on nonstop flights. 
  • Children aged 8–14 years are allowed to travel on nonstop and connecting flights, but can only connect to another Delta Airlines flight—or a Delta Connections, KLM, and Air France flight. 
  • Unaccompanied Minors can travel on both domestic and international flights
  • The Delta Unaccompanied Minor fee is USD 150 per-way fee and covers up to 4 children travelling together. This is in addition to the adult ticketed fare applicable to each Unaccompanied Minor.
  • Unaccompanied Minors will not be accepted on: 
    • The last connecting flight of the day.
    • On red-eye flights, i.e., flights between 9pm to 5am unless:
      • It is an international flight.
      • It is a domestic flight of 2 hours or less.
      • It is a flight from/to Hawaii and Alaska.
      • It is the only connecting flight of the day on the market.
  • You can book the Unaccompanied Minor service online or by phone (via Delta Airlines or a travel agent). If you book online, you must call +1-866-399-0587 to provide the flight details of your child, the person who will bring the child to the airport, and the person who will meet your child at the destination airport. 
  • All Unaccompanied Minors will be provided a trackable wristband, a Delta escort, and access to the Sky Zone lounge at specific locations.

How to Book the Delta Unaccompanied Minor Travel Program

According to the Delta Unaccompanied Minor policy, you can book Delta’s unaccompanied minor program online or by phone (through Delta Airlines or a travel agent). If you book online, you must call +1-866-399-0587 to inform Delta that you have purchased a ticket for your child—and also provide the following information to the airline:

  • Your child’s name, date of travel, and flight number.
  • The name, address, and phone number of the parent or legal guardian who will bring your child to and meet your child at the airport.

At the time of booking, you’ll be provided a 4-digit PIN which you will need to make any changes to the itinerary.

Delta Unaccompanied Minor Travel Guidelines 

Documents, check-in, and formalities 

After reaching the airport, meet a Delta Customer Service Agent for assistance. 

  • You will be provided a wristband that your child must wear on the flight. 
  • A Delta personnel will prepare the boarding documents plus an ID for your child. 

Boarding and takeoff

  • The parent/adult guardian must accompany the minor child to the departure point. 
  • The parent/adult guardian must remain at the airport till the flight’s departure.
  • A Delta staff member will escort your child to the aircraft. 
  • Your child will be introduced to the Delta flight crew and explained the safety features. 
  • Your child will be seated in the aircraft’s rear section to remain near a flight attendant. 
  • If you have any questions, call +1-866-399-0587

Delta Sky Zone 

Unaccompanied Minors on Delta taking a connecting flight via New York (JFK), Seattle, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Memphis, Los Angeles, Detroit, Cincinnati, or Atlanta will have access to Delta Sky Zones for entertainment. Children flying alone can wait for their connecting flights in these children-only lounges, call their parents/guardians, play with toys and video games, and read books. A Delta representative will always be present to make your child feel comfortable and secure. 

Pick-up and arrival

The person authorized to meet your child at the airport must:

  • Be at the arrival airport before your child’s flight lands. 
  • Carry identification papers (with signature). 
  • Obtain a gate pass.
  • Wait for your child at the arrival gate.

Delta Unaccompanied Minor Fee

How much is Delta Airlines’ unaccompanied minor fee?
The Delta Unaccompanied Minor fee is USD/CAD/EUR 150 each way (CAD and Euro when departing from Canada or Europe) for nonstop and connecting flights. The program/service fee is in addition to the ticketed adult fare. 

Per the Delta unaccompanied minor policy:

  • The Unaccompanied Minor travel program is mandatory for children aged 5–14. Children aged 15-17 years aren’t required to book the service. However, if the service is booked, the service fee will apply.
  • The Unaccompanied Minor travel service fee covers up to 4 children travelling together. 
  • The Unaccompanied Minor travel service fee can be paid in advance by phone or at the time of check-in. 

International Regulations

Many countries such as Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Italy, Spain, Brazil, and South Africa have additional requirements that you must comply with.

Frequently Asked Questions on Delta Airlines Unaccompanied Minors Policy

Yes, Delta allows unaccompanied minors on international and domestic flights. A few important things to remember: 

  • Children below 5 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years old.
  • Delta’s Unaccompanied Minor travel program is mandatory for children who are between 5–14 years old unless they are travelling with an adult passenger who is at least 18 years old. 
  • Delta’s Unaccompanied Minor travel program is optional for children aged 15–17 years. 
  • Children aged 5–7 years can travel only on nonstop flights.

Unaccompanied minors are accepted on Delta international flights.

You can book Delta’s unaccompanied minor travel service online or by phone. If you book online, call +1-866-399-0587 and provide your child’s name and flight details, as well as the full contact details of the person accompanying your child to the airport, and the person who will be receiving your child at the destination airport.

The person accompanying the child to the airport must provide the following documents and information at the airport desk:

  • Valid identification papers. 
  • Full contact details incl. the mobile phone number of the person accompanying the child to the airport and the person who will be meeting your child at the destination airport.

To ensure there are no last-minute glitches in the paperwork, you should book Delta’s Unaccompanied Minor travel service at least 1 day (24 hours) before the flight’s departure.

Children who are between 8–14 years can only connect to: 

  • Another Delta Airlines flight
  • Delta Connections flights
  • KLM flights 
  • Air France flights

Delta Airlines charges a service fee of USD/CAD/EUR 150 per way, which covers up to 4 children travelling together. You will also have to purchase an adult ticket fare for your child.

You can make an unaccompanied minor’s reservation on Delta Airlines online via the website, or by calling Delta Airlines or your travel agent. If you make an online reservation, you must call Delta and provide your child’s travel details. You will also need to provide the name, address, and contact details of the parent/adult guardian who will accompany your child to the airport—and the person who will meet your child at the destination airport. You will also be provided a 4-digit PIN just in case you want to make any changes to the itinerary.

Children under 5 years will not be accepted on Delta flights unless accompanied by a parent or legal adult guardian who is at least 18 years old. 

  • 5–7-year-olds can travel only on nonstop flights. 
  • Children between 8–14 years can travel on nonstop and connecting flights—provided that the connecting flights connect to another Delta Airlines flight—or a Delta Connections, KLM, or Air France flight. 
  • Unaccompanied Minors will not be accepted on: 
    • The last connecting flight of the day.
    • On red-eye flights, i.e., flights between 9pm to 5am unless:
      • It is an international flight.
      • It is a domestic flight of 2 hours or less.
      • It is a flight from/to Hawaii and Alaska.
      • It is the only connecting flight of the day on the market.

If there’s any indication of a flight delay or cancellation, you’ll be informed in advance and advised about the alternative options. If the flight is delayed or cancelled en route:

  • Your child will be rebooked on the next available flight.
  • A Delta representative will stay with your child until he/she boards the flight.
  • A Delta representative will contact the person at the destination airport whom you’ve designated to meet your child. 

In the unlikely event of an overnight stay (such as due to extreme weather conditions), your child will be provided overnight accommodations and meals. A Delta representative will supervise your child’s safety during the stay. Plus, you will be informed.

Delta’s unaccompanied minor fee is USD/CAD/EUR 150 per way (CAD and EUR for departing from Canada and Europe respectively). The fee can be used to cover up to 4 children if they’re travelling together.

The age for unaccompanied minors on Delta Airlines is between 5–14 years, who are allowed to travel alone after booking the Unaccompanied Minor program. Otherwise, they must be accompanied by an adult passenger who is 18 years or older. Children between 5 – 7 years old are allowed to travel only on non-stop flights, and for children between 15 – 17 years old, the program is optional.

Delta Airlines’ unaccompanied minor age limit is between 5 and 14 years. Kids below 5 must be accompanied by an adult passenger who is at least 18 years old, and children between 15 – 17 can travel alone if they wish (or travel as unaccompanied minors after paying for it). If your child is between 5 – 7 years of age, she/he will only be allowed to travel on non-stop flights.

Yes, Delta Airlines allows unaccompanied minors between 5 – 14 years (inclusive) to travel on domestic and international flights after booking the service. If the Unaccompanied Minor service is not booked, Delta Airlines requires children aged five through fourteen to be accompanied by an adult passenger who is at least 18 years old.

Children aged 5 – 14 years (inclusive) are allowed to fly as Unaccompanied Minors on domestic and international flights—but only after booking the Unaccompanied Minor service. Otherwise, they must be accompanied by an adult passenger who is at least 18 years old.

The Delta Unaccompanied Minor phone number through this website is 1-866-399-0587. This number is toll-free and open 24/7 if you’re calling from the U.S. or Canada.

Yes, but only after booking the Unaccompanied Minor service—and on eligible flights.

Children between 15 – 17 years of age are allowed to fly alone on Delta. Alternatively, they can be booked under the Unaccompanied Minor service (optional) to travel as Unaccompanied Minors.

The Unaccompanied Minor fee is USD/CAD/EUR 150 per way. The fee covers up to 4 children travelling together (in addition to the price of an adult ticket). 

A minor travelling on Delta should carry:

  • An ID card with contact information attached to her/his jacket or carry-on bag.
  • A small carry-on bag and a checked bag. 
  • Snacks, books, games, or other entertainment (optional)
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For several flights- close to 15- both parents and both grandparents have been allowed. To accompany child through airport-Austin to Atlanta and back. Today at Atlanta, the agent refused. Said it was TSA, it is not. Very unhappy with this. 2 custodians should be allowed to accompany. Not asking for a family, just 2 parents, grandparents etc.