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Can unaccompanied minors travel alone?

When travelling on a flight-only booking through Thomas Cook Airlines UK, passengers can travel alone if they are 14 years or over.

When travelling on a package holiday with Thomas Cook, some tour operators, including Thomas Cook, will allow you to travel on holiday without an adult accompanying you. Different tour operators have different age policies and minimum age restrictions and some hoteliers will not accept groups of under 18's. Unfortunately we cannot accept bookings online (or over the phone) unless a passenger is 18 or over. Bookings will need to be made in a Thomas Cook store as parents/legal guardians must provide written authority and sign the booking form in the presence of a travel agent and may need to show their passport to enable the agent to verify names/signatures.

They must be able to travel unaccompanied.

Completion of a Young Persons Declaration is mandatory prior to making your booking. You can contact us either by using live chat to speak with one of our agents or alternatively by calling our contact centre.”

Young Persons are only permitted on direct routes

The Young Person will be pre-seated near the front or rear to allow the crew to observe the young person during the flight.