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    • Dodgysailor
    • By Dodgysailor 10th Aug 18, 8:24 AM
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    9 year old traveling with a 17 year old
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    9 year old traveling with a 17 year old 10th Aug 18 at 8:24 AM
    Hi all,

    My 9 year old daughter is in Spain with relatives at the moment enjoying her holidays. She is coming back to the UK with her 17 year old cousin who is a Spanish resident and who will spend a week with us. I understand that the 17 year old cousin will need a written authorization from her parents to come to the UK but what about my daughter? Every airline has a different policy (they are flying with Ryanair) but I am not sure of the border requirements for her from a legal perspective (Spain and UK).
    Anyone had a similar experience?
    Thanks
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 10th Aug 18, 8:44 AM
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    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/children-travelling-to-the-uk
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 10th Aug 18, 10:19 AM
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    Are they booked on the same reservation? If not you will need to phone Ryanair and link their bookings, otherwise the child will not be allowed to fly. Details here:

    https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/help-centre/faq-overview/Travelling-with-children/Can-a-child-under-16-be-added-to-an-existing-reservation
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    • By silvercar 10th Aug 18, 10:20 AM
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    The 17 year old will also need to have resrved a seat in order for the 9 year old to be allocated a nearby seat. See here:

    https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/help-centre/faq-overview/Travelling-with-children#0-11
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    • By Dodgysailor 13th Aug 18, 8:23 AM
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    Thanks for advice!
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