How to book Unaccompanied minors at Spirit Airlines?

Detailed information about Spirit airlines Unaccompanied Minors

Are you concerned about your child traveling alone by Air? Well, in that case, you need not worry as the spirit airlines take special care of children who travel alone. With spirit airlines, there is a provision that children of certain ages can travel alone on direct domestic flights, including places Puerto Rio and the U.S. Virgin Island.

The airline termed these kids as unaccompanied minors. The airlines have introduced some terms and conditions that you will follow if your child travels alone. 

Spirit airlines unaccompanied minors Terms and Conditions:

All the children are not allowed to travel alone; there are some limitations. Here you can read the worth mentioning points below to get a better understanding.

  1. For four years and younger- The children four years old and younger cannot travel alone, there must be someone of age at least 15 years to accompany them.
  2. For 5-14 years –Children between 5-14 years can travel as unaccompanied minors if they are not traveling with an adult at least 15 years old. The unaccompanied minors can travel only on direct flights, which don't require a change.
  3. For 15 years and older- Guests 15 years old and older don't need unaccompanied service, but they may need to present a birth certificate to verify age or Picture id. If the guest requests unaccompanied minor service, they will have to pay for spirit airline's unaccompanied minor charge.

Once you know the points above, you must go through some general rules introduced by airlines for their unaccompanied minors.

General Rules for unaccompanied minors

Here you can follow the general rules/policies below if your child is flying as an unaccompanied minor.

As per spirit airline's unaccompanied minor policy, confirm that the booking is for Unaccompanied Minors when making a reservation.

  1. You must check in at the ticket counter at least 60 minutes before the actual departure.
  2. You must complete the unaccompanied minor form at the time of check-in along with Photo identification before the airline accepts the child for travel. The airline provides a lanyard in which you will insert the form. The unaccompanied minor will have to wear a lanyard during the travel. The lanyard will help the spirit employees to identify unaccompanied minors.
  3. If you are dropping your child at the airport, request a gate pass at the ticket counter and accompany the child to the gate; remain at the gate area until the flight takes off. The gate passes are given to the individuals who don't travel and present photo Id that govt. Issues.
  4. As per spirit airlines unaccompanied minor policy, you must remain at the gate for at least 15 minutes after the flight takes off.
  5. The child gets identified and pre-boarded by the flight attendant as an Unaccompanied minor. If the unaccompanied minor arrives too late, they will board the flight last to ensure an introduction to the flight attendant.
  6. On the unaccompanied minor form, the parents who pick up should arrive at the destination airport earlier to get a gate pass from the ticket counter. Once they arrive, they can wait at the gate for flight arrival. The flight attendant will escort the child off the flight and release them to the guardian/parent mentioned on the unaccompanied minor form.

Wrapping up: 

Children of a certain age, named Unaccompanied minors, can travel with spirit airlines in domestic flights. Spirit airlines unaccompanied minors are not allowed to travel via non-direct flights or flights requiring changes. Parents need to follow the terms and conditions given above to use this option. If you face any issue or have any further doubt, you can always speak to the customer support team of spirit airlines.

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