SAS Unaccompanied Minor service

Children traveling alone: everything you Need to Know

A safe and fun experience for all our young travelers.

March 2023
While traveling is always an exciting adventure, for many children, it can be trying and a little intimidating. This is why SAS employees always do their best to make the trip a safe, enjoyable experience for unaccompanied young travelers – all the way from boarding to landing.

There are times when the youngest members of the family need to travel alone. With SAS’s service for unaccompanied minors, your children are always in safe hands – all the way from boarding to landing. 

Here’s how it works

When you’re children are traveling alone, as a parent or guardian, you accompany them to the check-in counter and wait there until the plane departs. Please note that in certain airports, the child must be accompanied all the way to the gate – ask what rules apply at the SAS check-in counter when arriving at your airport.

After you’ve waved goodbye, SAS’s airport crew helps your child board the plane, where a flight attendant serves a snack and drink, presents them to the rest of the flight crew, and makes sure their needs are taken care of. 

On landing, your child is met by the airport crew, who assist with any luggage and accompany them through customs and passport control. We even ensure at all times that your child is picked up at their destination (by an adult with the written approval of a parent or guardian).

For all children 5–17 years of age

SAS’s service for unaccompanied minors is available for any children 5–17 years of age, but is only required for those between the ages of 5 and 11. For flights within Scandinavia and Europe, the service can be booked online. For flights to other parts of the world, SAS Customer Service must be contacted.

Find all the information you need to make your young traveler’s trip as safe as possible here.