Unaccompanied Minor

What is Unaccompanied Minor?
In airline policy, an unaccompanied minor is typically an airline passenger aged between 5 and 14 years old (Airline regulations vary! Check below.) who travels without an accompanying adult. Airline personnel is responsible for escorting the child through immigration & customs and to ensure they board the flight in time. An additional fee is charged for this service.
During the flight, no special attention is given to the minor until the flight enters its final descent to the destination. During landing, the minor is moved to the nearest exit, which could be in business or first class, so that he or she can leave the aircraft at the earliest opportunity and be transferred to the local ground staff. After clearing immigration & customs, the child is released only to the school representative identified on the paperwork.

Unaccompanied Minor Services from different companies flying to our destinations:

Swiss Air - The service is obligatory for children aged 5-12  traveling without an adult.  For children aged from 13-18 this is not required, but optional.

Easyjet - Does not accept unaccompanied minors under the age of 14. Children under 14 years of age cannot travel unless accompanied by a person aged 16 years or older who will take responsibility for the minor.

British Airways - The service is obligatory for children aged 5-11 traveling without an adult. For children aged between 12-16 this is not required, but optional.

Air Malta - The service is obligatory for children aged 5-11 traveling without an adult. For children aged between 12-16 this is not required, but optional.

Austrian - The service is obligatory for children aged 5-11 traveling without an adult. For children aged between 12-16 this is not required, but optional.

Ryanair - Don’t provide an unaccompanied minor service. You need to be at least 16 years of age if want to travel with Ryanair unattended.

Does friLingue provide an accompanied adult for outgoing junior abroad courses?
If you book a language course for your minor outside of Switzerland, please keep in mind that friLingue in cooperation with our partner schools abroad are not providing an accompanying adult before and during the child’s flight. Therefore, if according to the rules of the flight company, you are obliged to book an unaccompanied minor service, please be aware that our partner school will need to provide one school representative, who will be responsible to welcome and bring your child to the company’s check-in desk. For this service, most of our partner schools charge a fee that is mentioned on our website.

Does friLingue provide an accompanied adult for incoming junior courses?

friLingue does offer an unaccompanied minor service at the cost of 50 CHF each way for incoming minor students.

Where I can find the costs for unaccompanied minor services provided by the school?
The prices for the unaccompanied minor service provided by the school can be found in the extras section of the booking form.