You already know that organizing a trip with children always requires a special preparation, but in the case of having to take a plane doubts increase, especially regarding the necessary documentation.
Although Spanish regulations set clear guidelines, not all airlines apply the same criteria. Therefore, the first thing to do is to contact the airline and make sure you have all the minor's papers in order. As a general rule, AENA points out that those over 14 must carry the same documentation as an adult passenger, but what about those under 14?
Under 14 years old
For children under 14 years of age, the Family Book is sufficient for domestic flights, although they must carry a National Identity Document (DNI), passport or visa in all other cases. Furthermore, if the adults accompanying the child are not the parents, they will need an authorization issued by the Civil Guard to be able to fly.
Minors between the ages of 5 and 14 who do not travel accompanied, in addition to the documentation mentioned above, need a authorization of the parents, who will also have to fill in the necessary documentation that the airline requires to accept the minor. Children under the age of five will not be able to take the plane if they are not accompanied by a person over 18 years of age.
Children between zero and two years
As for children under the age of two, they will have special treatment for the price of their ticket and for travel requirements. Thus, most companies do not charge the ticket for minors who do not occupy a seat, but others bill an additional 10 percent in addition to the ticket price of one of the parents. On trips intercontinental Some planes have cots for babies that must be requested in advance when purchasing the ticket.
Documents Needed For Air Travel (September 2020)
- planes, children