United has revised its rules on unaccompanied minors and now it says it’s no longer allowing children ages 5 to 11 to fly without an adult on flights that include connections. It also says its optional service for unaccompanied minors ages 12-17 will only be offered.
United made the changes about two weeks ago and many parents are not aware of the change of rules. United charges $150 extra, each way, for children flying alone.
This new policy for young children on United is similar to what US Airways and Southwest have . Delta Air Lines and American will still help young children who are flying alone get to connecting flights.