Vacation is over and kids in the provinces have to be back in time for school opening this first week of June. Susunduin ba o ihahatid? Hindi ba pwedeng sya na lang? As parents, it will be hard to decide specially if kids can be so scared on plane rides, but if you know they can handle on their own, with the assistance of a flight attendant during a 30min to 1hr flight, you can try. At least you save those bigger expense when you go home to the province just to pick them up (might be advisable to save them for tuition).
We can actually arrange for unaccompanied minor with any airline. For international flights, Filipino minors travelling to a foreign country, there are rules governing minor travel as issued by the Department of Social Welfare and Development. DSWD Travel Clearance will be required and application forms can be obtained from any DSWD field office or can be downloaded from the DSWD website (http://www.dswd.gov.ph)
While we know this service is available with international flights, we sometimes forget it is also possible to arrange for domestic flights. Children below 7 years old will not be accepted for carriage unless they are accompanied by a person of at least 15 years of age. But children aged 8 to below 12 years of age may be allowed to travel alone. You can book their flights directly with the airline or any ticketing agency, however subject to submission of some forms indicating – “sino maghahatid“, “sino magsusundo” and some minimal fees.
For Cebu Pacific, children aged 7 to below 12 years old will be accepted only after the Unaccompanied Minors Form is accomplished and submitted and the prescribed Unaccompanied Minor Handling Fee is paid. You can check it out in this link https://www.cebupacificair.com/Pages/special-service-request.aspx. That minimal fee is like P750 – P840.
For Philippine Airlines, details about the minor’s meeting party at destination and other pertinent information must be arranged by the parent or guardian with PAL Reservations office or ticket office at the time of booking. You can check on the applicable rates here http://www.philippineairlines.com/flights/your-flight/special-handling/unaccompanied-minors/
Hoping this helps you to drive that Sunduan Gastos Blues Away : How to arrange for unaccompanied minor with an airline . Cheers!