The Initiative for Children

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that United Airlines is now requiring that travelers who are 15 years old or younger travel as Unaccompanied Minors. You can read more about their specific policies here.

Flight Requirements:

  • Fly into and out of New Delhi, India (Indira Gandhi International Airport, airport code: DEL)

  • Arrive before 18:00 (6pm) on the day your program begins

  • Depart any time after 12:00 (12pm) on the day your program ends

HELPFUL HINT: GLA recommends not booking a flight via Hong Kong or with Cathay Pacific Airways due to the recent city-wide strikes that have in the past, caused flights to be cancelled.

Suggested Route:

The suggested route - usually the most direct, with the least number of stops, always leaves from a US gateway airport. Often times, multiple students from the same program will be on this flight, simply because it is a popular route to take. We cannot guarantee that other students will be on this flight, but very often, there are. You do not have to take the suggested route, it is just one option. You may take any flight you wish that falls within the flight parameters above.

Suggested Route

Option 1

    • British Airways - Los Angeles (LAX) to London Heathrow (LHR) to Delhi (DEL)

    • British Airways - Delhi (DEL) to London Heathrow (LHR) to Los Angeles (LAX)

      • **This British Airways suggestion from Delhi departs at 1:50 (1.50am) on July 22

Option 2

    • KLM Airlines - New York (JFK) to Amsterdam (AMS) to Delhi (DEL)

    • KLM Airlines - Delhi (DEL) to Amsterdam (AMS) to New York (JFK)

      • **This KLM Airlines suggestion from Delhi departs at 3.35 (3.35am) on July 22

Suggested Route for Unaccompanied Minors

Recommended Travel Agency Partner

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