Unaccompanied Minors

Sun Country Airlines permits children, 5-17 years of age to travel unaccompanied on nonstop flights within the 48 contiguous United States and to/from Alaska or San Juan, Puerto Rico. Please review our full policies below: 

Unaccompanied Minor at the Airport

Unaccompanied Minor Program

  • An unaccompanied minor is defined as a child 5-12 years of age, traveling without an adult 18 years of age or older, who has purchased the Unaccompanied Minor service.
  • The unaccompanied minor service fee is $75 per family, per flight segment. This fee is in addition to the ticket price and is collected at time of booking or at the airport.
  • An unaccompanied minor form must be completed at the airport with all the information about the adult dropping off the minor, the adult picking up the minor, and an emergency contact phone number. 
  • The adult dropping off the unaccompanied minor is required to remain at the airport until the flight has departed.  The adult greeting the child at the destination must bring photo identification and arrive at the meeting area 1 hour prior to flight arrival. To receive a gate pass and access to the meeting area, check with Sun Country ticket counter agents.
  • Sun Country does not permit unaccompanied minors 17 years of age or under to travel to Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica, or the Caribbean, including St. Thomas USVI.

To Book

To book a flight for an unaccompanied minor, please call Sun Country Reservations at 800-359-6786 6am-11pm Central Time. 

Unaccompanied Minor Services

The $75 unaccompanied minor fee includes:

  • A Sun Country Airlines employee will watch the minor from the moment they are released to board the plane until picked up at their destination. One adult will be issued a gate pass at the check-in counter to escort the minor through security to the gate and must stay in the gate area until the flight is airborne. Sun Country staff will walk the minor to the aircraft and present them to the flight attendant, together with the unaccompanied minor form. Sun Country will send a notification ahead to the arrival airport for the unaccompanied minor. After landing, a flight attendant will deliver the child and unaccompanied minor form to the airport agents who will watch the minor until met by the designated adult picking them up, either at the gate or the security checkpoint. A gate pass will be issued at the Sun Country ticket counter for one adult to pick up the minor.  
  • First checked bag is free of charge for the minor. Effective for bookings made on or after October 25, 2017, unaccompanied minors are allowed one personal item (which must fit under the seat) and one checked bag at no additional charge. Additional bags may be checked and checked baggage fees will apply. Carry-on bags are not permitted for unaccompanied minors.
  • Complimentary snack and beverage service while in-flight

Helpful Hints For Unaccompanied Minors

  • Prepare the minor by explaining the details of the trip, and ensuring that he or she understands the process — this will alleviate stress, especially for first-time fliers.
  • A good night's sleep will help in many ways, so try to make sure that the minor is well rested before the flight.
  • Pack phone contacts and a brief medical history in the minor's carry-on bag and let a Sun Country representative know it's there.
  • Encourage the minor to bring their own book or digital entertainment (and headphones/earbuds) to keep them entertained during the flight or during any unexpected delays. Please note: Digital Entertainment Devices are not provided to Unaccompanied Minors. This is due to the content of some of the material and the inability for flight attendants to monitor content being viewed on Digital Entertainment Devices at all times throughout the flight.
  • Please note: Pre-paid credit cards are not accepted for onboard purchases. If the Unaccompanied Minor desires more than the snacks provided, it is recommended that they pack their own additional, TSA-approved snacks

Sample Form

Unaccompanied Minor Release - Sample Form