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

RavnAir 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 with no connecting flights

Effective April 15, 2019 unaccompanied minors, ages 5-12 on a non-connecting flight (i.e. point to point) will be charged $50.00. Unaccompanied minors ages 5-7 years old can only make connections to other Ravn Alaska operated flights. Connections to Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air or any other carrier is not permitted).

Unaccompanied minors, ages 8-12 on connecting flights will be charged $75.00.

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 is 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.

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.


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.