Children Traveling Alone

Helping unaccompanied minors aged 6 or 7 years. 
* Available for children up to 11 years old upon request.

Available services

Pre-flight preparations

How to reserve

(Requests via the JAL website)
When making a reservation, please register the name and contact information of the person(s) who will drop off and pick up the child. (No request form or consent form needed)

(Requests by telephone or email)
After booking a ticket, please contact the Special Assistance Desk to request service for Children Traveling alone.

Fill out a request form

We may request you to present a Request Form for Children Traveling Alone during the boarding process.

Please fill in the form in advance, print it out, and bring it with you to the airport counter on the date of travel.

  • The form may be filled in on the date of travel, but this may result in additional waiting time if the airport is congested. We therefore ask that it be filled in in advance.
  • A separate form is required for each leg of each child's travel. For round-trip travel, please prepare 2 forms (one for each leg). If the child's travel includes connections, please either enter the connecting flight number in the Remarks section or notify the airport counter staff.

Selecting seats

After booking your ticket, you may select seats up until 20 minutes before your flight's scheduled departure time.

  • Passengers cannot sit in exit rows for safety reasons.
  • Eligible seats may be restricted to certain fare types.
  • Aircraft types are subject to change without prior notice.

At departing airport

Please be sure to check in at the departure airport's Special Assistance Counter at least 30 minutes before the departure time.

  • A parent or guardian must accompany the child during check-in.
  • For unaccompanied children age 6-7, a signed consent form is required in addition to the request form(s).
  • Automated check-in kiosks cannot be used. Passengers traveling during summer, winter, and other holidays should plan to arrive at the airport as early as possible due to increased congestion during these times.

Smile Messages

JAL provides a "Smile Messages" service to inform the cabin crew about your child's health and other issues.

Accompanying children to the gate

Children may be accompanied until just before boarding the aircraft.

Parents and guardians are welcome to go with their children to the gate.

  • Each child must be accompanied by a separate adult.

Pre-boarding service

During boarding, you will have priority to get on board. Please inform our staff at the boarding gate.

Traveling with a child mobile phone

Child-oriented mobile phones that lack an airplane mode function must be powered off prior to boarding.

Please see the below links for instructions on how to power off these phones.



JAL original toys for kids

  • Actual toy selection may vary by flight.

Assistance on board the aircraft

Our cabin crew members will be happy to assist you with any difficulties or requests you may have onboard the aircraft.

At arriving airport

Escort to arrival lobby

Upon arrival, a JAL staff member will escort the child to the arrival lobby.

Adults coming to pick the child up should wait next to the sign shown to the ”Meeting Point/Special Assistance”.


This service is for children age 6-7 (up to 11 upon request) at the time of boarding who are not accompanied by an adult (age 12 or older).

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Adult accompaniment

(age 12 or older)

Children Traveling Alone
3-5 Required Unavailable (child may not travel unaccompanied)

Not required

Required(required the persons who drop off and pick up the child)

8-11 Not required Available (available on request; not required for child to travel)
  • For travel with children less than 3 years old, please refer to Traveling with Babies or Small Children.
  • A child age 6-11 may not travel with another child age 3-5.
  • If the aircraft is expected to land at an airport other than the scheduled destination due to circumstances such as
    inclement weather, unaccompanied children may not be allowed to travel.

Contact info

Special Assistance Desk for Traveling with Babies or Small Children, Children Traveling alone, Expectant mothers and Elderly customers

Toll-free / Inside Japan only
営業時間: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (open 365 days a year)
Tokyo : 03-4330-2525* Sapporo : 011-242-2525* Osaka : 06-4799-2525* Fukuoka : 092-261-2525*
  • The content of conversation with the customer may be recorded or monitored to ensure quality service.

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