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Special Passengers | Minors

    This chapter takes into consideration information regarding bookings, fares and issuance for Infant passengers (INF) and Minors (CHD).

    Each type of passenger corresponds to:

    Type of Passenger


    Infant (INF)

    Any and all person under the age of 2.

    Child (CHD)

    Any and all person under the age of 12. When travelling without the company of a person over 18 this passenger is considered an Unaccompanied Minor.


    Any person aged 12 and under 18. An emancipated adolescent is considered an adult.

    Minors under the age of 15 on itineraries containing OAL flights and/or codeshare flights, must travel accompanied by a responsible adult, except in:

    - Itineraries containing Qatar Airways (QR) flights, where minors must be at least 16 years of age at the time of travel in order to be accepted for traveling alone.

    - Itineraries containing Voepass (2ZR) flights, where minors must be at least 12 years of age at the time of travel in order to be accepted for traveling alone.

    - Therefore reservations will not be issued to minors traveling alone who do not comply with the previous points.



    Minors (between ages 12 and 17) traveling by themselves must be identified in the system with the code SSR TEEN on all LATAM flights.

    The SSR TEEN must be entered at the time of ticket purchase or later if a minor between 12 and 17 years is traveling alone* without an optional UMNR service.

    In these cases the Travel Agent must contact their Support in order to them insert the SSR element in the PNR.

    * Also applies to school or other groups that travel accompanied to a guide person, such as Study Tours.


    Double discount considerations

    From April 15, 2021, The discount for Minors (CHD/INF) is now authorized if allowed by the applicable fare regulation for fares especially negotiated to meet market needs (e.g. fares for Tour Operators, net private fares, CAT, etc.) and is not subject to any penalty due to double discount for CHD passengers. With the negotiated fare, minor passengers must be ticketed applying the discount with the code CHD/INF next to the passenger’s name on the ticket.
    Important note: Double discount for group reservation is not allowed.

    All children between the ages of 2 and 12 years minus one day are considered minors(CHD); the age applies on the date of departure

    General Considerations

    • Passengers over 18 have no restrictions on the amount of minors under their responsibility. This applies for all LATAM domestic and international routes.
    • Special meal services for children (CHML) must be requested on the booking; otherwise the child will receive an adult meal.
    • There are articles for the comfort of minor passengers that might be transported in the aircraft cabin
    • All minors between 8 and 11 years old must travel with an adult companion (over 18 years old) or emancipated adolescent* in the same or different cabin on the aircraft (if travelling with one of his or her parents the accompanying minor can be under 18).
    • If the minor is travelling alone he or she must travel under the conditions stipulated for Unaccompanied Minor (UMNR).

    CHD passengers cannot be seated in emergency exit rows. They must be seated next to an adult in the family group (in a seat immediately next to the responsible adult), always in the same row.

    Airbelt seats cannot be assigned to:

    Types of  aircraft

    Restricted Seats


    Airbus 319/320/321

    First row

    -  Minors with assigned seats using a harness (CARES), which must be provided by the passenger.

    -  Only on flights operated by LATAM Airlines Brasil for minors is also restricted the use safety seat (CRS)

    B787 - 8

    36AC-36JL (Seats for cabin crew on some routes)

    B787 - 9

    43AC-43JL (seats for cabin crew on some routes)


    Restrictions to the use of booster seats and baby carriers on board

    For safety reasons, and in accordance with current aeronautical regulations, the use of booster seats and baby carriers has been restricted during the flight.

    The following baby elements ARE NOT permitted in flight:  


    Booster seats:

    Booster seats are a type of seat that raise a child's seating position.However, booster seats require the use of shoulder belts, which are not available on airplanes. The use of boosters is not allowed during the entire flight (taxi, takeoff, cruise and landing). 


    Baby carriers:

    Baby carriers are a system permitting to hold a baby next to an adult's body. However, they have been designed exclusively as a means of transport, not a restraint system.  There are different types of baby carriers, including wraparound slings, buckle carriers, ring slings, mei tai, carrier backpacks, etc. The use of baby carriers are not permitted during taxiing, takeoff and landing.

    • The fare applicable to a CHD passenger corresponds to a percentage of the adult fare and may vary depending on the route and corresponding class. This is reflected in the fare regulation.
    • The fare applies on the first date of travel, i.e. it applies to the entire trip regardless of whether the child may turn 12 during the trip.
    • There is no discount in Premium Cabins.

    Minors  (between the ages of 8 and 11 years minus one day) travelling on LATAM flights with their parents or responsible adult on different cabins are considered for all intents and purposes accompanied minors (UMNR does not apply). However, to facilitate boarding procedures certain considerations have been established: The bookings of the minors must have an SSR CKIN with the PNR code of the responsible adult. Example: SSR CKIN MINOR TRAVELING WITH ADULT PNR XXXXX.