Children Traveling Alone (Unaccompanied Minors)

An unaccompanied minor is defined as one or more children age 5 through 17 traveling without an adult age 18 or over (exceptions are made for birth parents under the age of 18 traveling with their child). Children under 5 years may not travel without a parent or legal guardian. It is very important that all children traveling alone be checked in with us no later than 1 hour prior to departure for processing.

Note: Unaccompanied Minors may not travel with pets or service/support animals.

Age Limitations

Ages 0-4 years

Ravn Alaska will not accept children under the age of 5 for travel without an adult 18 years of age or older (exceptions are made for biological parents).

Ages 5-12 years

Allowed on nonstop, direct and connecting flights. (Note: Children ages 5-7 years old can only make connections to other Ravn Alaska operated flights. Connections to Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air or PenAir is not permitted). There is a service fee of $25 for non-stop (one flight segment) or $50 per connection, per child for any connecting flight, including a connection to Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air or PenAir. Guardian information required at time of reservation and at check in.

Ages 13-17 years

Accepted without restrictions. Service fee applies if unaccompanied minor service requested. Guardian information required if unaccompanied minor service requested. (Otherwise known as Teen Assistance).


When booking travel for an Unaccompanied Minor (UM) please be advised of the following:

You will be asked to provide the name, phone number and address for the responsible party dropping off and picking up the child. Unaccompanied minors may not travel on flights departing between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. or connect to flights departing between those hours.

A single fee of $25 for one-way (one flight number) per UM is charged for all Ravn Alaska flights. If the UM is connecting to another Ravn Alaska flight number or to Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air (AS) or PenAir (KS), the connection fee is $50. UMs are not permitted to connect to other airlines than those listed above. Connections to Ravn Alaska, Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, or PenAir must depart within two hours of arrival time of the Ravn Alaska flight. Aircraft type limits the number of UMs accepted on any given flight. UM service is offered on a first come, first served basis. All UM fees are in addition to the ticket price and must be paid upon arrival at the airport. UM fees are non-refundable. Unaccompanied minors cannot travel with pets (either carried on board or checked as baggage) or with firearms.

Note: Children ages 5-7 years old can only make connections to other Ravn Alaska operated flights. Connections to Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, or PenAir is not permitted.


At the Airport with an Unaccompanied Minor

All UM passengers must be checked in a minimum of 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure of their flight. Photo ID will be required from the guardians designated for drop-off and pick-up. Regarding outbound travel, the responsible party must stay with the child until the flight has departed (is airborne).

To arrange travel or for questions regarding Unaccompanied Minor service, please contact our Reservations office at 800-866-8394.