You have two options for carrying
a crematory container with you on your flights:
- Carry-on: You are allowed to
carry-on a crematory container, but it must pass through the x-ray machine. If the
container is made of a material that prevents the screener from clearly being able to see
what is inside, then the container will not be allowed through the security checkpoint.
- Checked Baggage: You
may transport the urn as checked baggage provided that it is successfully screened.
Security staff will screen the urn for explosive materials/devices using a variety
of techniques; if cleared, it will be permitted as checked baggage only.
Please note the
following additional information:
- Out of respect for the deceased, the
screener may not open the container under any circumstance.
- Crematory Container Materials:
Crematory containers are made from many different types of materials, all with
varying thickness. So we cannot state for certain whether your particular crematory
container can successfully pass through an x-ray machine. However, we suggest that
you purchase a temporary or permanent crematory container made of a lighter weight
material such as wood or plastic that can be successfully x-rayed.
- Please check with your air carrier
about other restrictions that may apply.
Transportation of Deceased - Other methods (e.g. coffins)
check with air carrier to ascertain their policies and procedures