Can my child fly unaccompanied?

flybmi offers an unaccompanied minor (UMNR) service for children travelling alone. A child between the ages of 5 to 11 years (inclusive) can travel using this service on a flybmi operated service. Make your booking online and call our customer contact centre to add this service. Request must be made at least 48 hours prior to departure. Requests received within 48 hours are only accepted on a discretionary basis by flybmi customer contact centre.

Please note this is not available for codeshare flights unless the booking is made directly with the operating carrier.

If 2 children are travelling together and one of the children is aged 16 or over the other child is not considered to be an unaccompanied minor, they would be considered to be travelling accompanied.
Parents or guardians must make sure that all the appropriate documentation has been completed including visas, vaccinations, passports and relevant flight insurance.

Parents/guardian of the unaccompanied minor will be requested to remain at the airport of departure for 30 minutes after the aircraft is airborne.

Cost of Service

In addition to the airfare, there will be a supervision charge for flybmi operated flights of £100 / €114 per flight each way per child.

Young adults between 12-15 years, travelling alone, are not designated as unaccompanied children or minors within the system, but are regarded as ‘young passengers’. If parents or guardians wish to opt for the unaccompanied minor service for such passengers, then the applicable supervision fee can be paid and the young passenger will be designated as an unaccompanied minor.

Please note unaccompanied minor requests are subject to availability.

What happens if the aircraft is diverted or delayed?

Once the flight departs, the aircraft may have to make an unscheduled landing, either returning to the departure airport or going to an alternate airport. Also, a connecting flight could be delayed or cancelled. flybmi will contact the persons responsible for picking up or dropping off the child and make alternate arrangements. This could include arranging alternative transportation back to the original airport, arranging a later flight to the original destination, or arranging a flight to an alternative where a responsible adult can pick up the child.

A child who is flying alone, but who is not using the airline’s unaccompanied child program will likely be treated as any other passenger. Your child should tell an airline representative of their travel situation, but that is no guarantee that the airline will be willing or able to offer any additional services.

If the flight is delayed overnight, flybmi will contact the parents/guardian to advise them, however flybmi will not take responsibility for overnight accommodation for an unaccompanied child and will inform the local authorities who will take charge of the child until alternative arrangements can be made.