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Alaska Airlines Unaccompanied Minor Policy (Junior Jetsetters) [2023]

We all are aware of some circumstances in which parents must be thinking about their child traveling solo with an airline. They may get worried regarding the safety purposes of their child. However, Alaska Airlines offers unaccompanied minor services for children traveling alone, whether required or upon request. We warmly welcome child guests and feel glad escorting them to the final destination.  

“Alaska Airlines unaccompanied policy is also known as “Junior Jetsetters” and specifically designed for Alaska Airlines unaccompanied minor travelers.”

Junior Jetsetters will receive the following things while flying with Alaska Airlines. 

  • A wristband or lanyard so that our employees will be able to recognize your child as a Junior Jetsetter. 
  • Early boarding with a special safety from flight attendants so that they can comfortably travel with our airlines.  

Age Required for Traveling in Alaska Airlines

The minimum age of your child should be 6 years to travel alone as a part of our Alaska airlines unaccompanied minors. Furthermore, we advise bringing your child’s age proof (like a birth certificate or passport) as it might be requested at the time of checking in at the airport. 

Well, children of the age group (5-12 years) can travel in a junior jetsetter unaccompanied without a parent, legal guardian, or an adult. And, it is completely optional for adults, ages 13 to 17 years whether they want to travel with their parents or not. It is completely their choice to go with one of these options. 

Instructions for Alaska Unaccompanied Minor Booking

For booking your child’s flight, you must visit the website and select the total number of children traveling in the children’s field. And then, go through the following instructions while booking the ticket. 

  • The number of unaccompanied minors on each flight is limited to the concern for the security and safety purposes of children traveling alone. 
  • A solo traveler will not be allowed to book the last connecting flight of the day until there is no other option left. 
  • Alaska Airlines unaccompanied minors cannot book a flight that is late by 2 hours or more. 
  • If you are booking a flight for your child, directly call on our Alaska Airlines reservations instead of visiting 

Alaska Airlines Unaccompanied Minor Fee

Before knowing the fee structure for Alaska Airlines Unaccompanied minors, you should consider the following point. 

If an adult aged 13 to 17 years has taken as an unaccompanied minor while connecting to another airliner, he can also use our Junior Jetsetter Service to travel on Alaska Airlines. However, you will be responsible for paying all applicable charges for both airlines. 

Now, check out the following list to know the Alaska airlines unaccompanied minor fee. 

Ages  Unaccompanied minor services fees
5-7 Years  $50 each way
8-12 Years  $50 each way/ child (nonstop or direct)

$75 each way/ child (connecting flights)

13-17 Years  $50 each way per child (nonstop or direct flights)

$75 each way/ child (connecting flights)

Flights Restrictions:

  • Firstly, the departing time is between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
  • Your child should be younger than 8 years for transferring or connecting the flight. 
  • You may go with the last connecting flight only when you don’t have any other option. 
  • Lastly, a Junior Jetsetters flights with connections of over 2 hours waiting time.

We believe that you have successfully got all the required info about Alaska Airlines Unaccompanied Minor Policy. In case, you are looking for further guidance, get in touch with our representatives 1 860 590 8822.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which airline has the cheapest unaccompanied minor fee?
Alaska charges $ 25 each way for direct and nonstop flights and $50 for connecting flights which can be considered the cheapest unaccompanied-minor fees. Including so, Southwest charges $50 each way, Spirit charges $100 each way. In addition to this, charges for American, Delta, United, and US Airways is $150 each way.
What are the required documents a solo traveler needs to fly within the US?

Children of the age group (15 to 17 Years) require one of the following documents to fly alone within the US.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Company or School ID
  • Library Card
  • Credit Card
  • Passport
  • Social Security Card

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