Delta Adds Airline Security for Minors

Delta is adding additional requirements to further enhance the airline security for unaccompanied minors. Parents or guardians making reservations for these young travelers will be asked set up a Personal Identification Number and an emergency contact for each reservation.

Airline Security for Minors

Delta’s new terminal at JFK airport.

Once the Personal Identification Number or PIN is created, when the customer calls Delta, the PIN must be provided before updates or changes will be made to the following information in the reservation:

  • To Be Brought By (TBBB) – The parent or designated adult who will check-in the UMNR.
  • Delta requires that the name and contact information for this person is in every UMNR reservation.
  • A valid government-issued ID must be presented and Delta’s airport personnel will verify that the identification matches the name listed as TBBB at check-in.
  • To Be Met By (TBMB) – The parent or designated adult meeting the child at the destination.
  • Delta requires that the name and contact information for this person is in every UMNR reservation.

Call 800-325-8847 for assistance may be used by travel agents or customers who have questions regarding Delta’s UMNR program.

A valid government-issued ID must be presented and signature captured of the person meeting the child. Delta will not release the child to anyone other than the person(s) named in the reservation. Please note: The PIN will not be required to pick up the unaccompanied minor.

Emergency contact information for the minor

Please note: The PIN is not required when requesting assistance with seat assignments or addressing basic information such as fare rule or ticketing questions, etc.

Existing UMNR Reservations

Some reservations may have been created prior to the PIN requirement. For this scenario, when a customer contacts Delta to update or add the above required information, the customer will be asked to create a PIN at that time.

If the customer has already added TBMB/TBBB information the customer will be required to validate key information about the reservation prior to creating the PIN.

The security PIN should only be shared with those individuals who have access to the UMNR reservations in order to update and change the UMNR’s TBBB or TBMB information as noted above. No changes to this information will be permitted unless the individual is able to provide the PIN to Delta or is able to validate certain information about the reservation.

The Unaccompanied Minor Program is required for all children 5-14 years old when not traveling in the same cabin with an adult who is at least 18 years old or the child’s parent/legal guardian. The program is optional for children 15-17 years old.

The Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) birthdate is used to calculate the UMNR’s age on the date of travel, and to validate the itinerary. If the UMNR is under 18 years of age, check-in will be inhibited until the information is validated at the airport.

The requirements for minors under the age of 18

Passengers who are travelling with only one of the parents or legal guardians must have a notarized letter with authorization from the other parent or legal guardian.

A passenger travelling alone or accompanied by someone other than the parents or legal guardians must have a notarized letter with authorization from both parents or legal guardians.

Judicial authorization will be required for travel of Brazilian citizens under 18 if accompanied by an adult that is not a Brazilian citizen and resides abroad, provided (i) such adult is not the parent/legal guardian of the minor o the minor, though born in Brazil, does not have Brazilian citizenship.

Documentation Requirements for Brazil

Brazilian citizens under the age of 18 and traveling without both parents must present additional documentation in order to depart Brazil.

Security for Minors under the age of 18

Minors who are travelling with only one of the parents or legal guardians must have a notarized letter with authorization from the other parent or legal guardian.

A minor travelling alone or accompanied by someone other than the parents or legal guardians must have a notarized letter with authorization from both parents or legal guardians.

For Airline Security, authorization will be required for travel for citizens of Brazil under 18 if accompanied by an adult that is not a Brazilian citizen and resides abroad, provided (i) such adult is not the parent/legal guardian of the minor o the minor, though born in Brazil, does not have Brazilian citizenship.