Travelling with ashes can be tricky, it is best to get thing right from the start, so that your journey is as stress free as possible. So if you intending to take cremation ashes on a Delta Air Lines flight, this is what they say:
Cremated remains can be accepted as either carry-on or checked baggage on the Delta Airlines flights. However, passengers must have a death or cremation certificate.
Please find below the requirements to carry the cremation remains in the cabin and/or in the hold;
- Cremated remains may be carried on board the aircraft or shipped as cargo.
- The urn counts towards the carry on allowance.
- Remains must pass through the x-ray machine.
- If the container is metal and prevents the screener from clearly being able to see what is inside, the container will not be allowed through the security checkpoint.
- TSA(Transportation Security Administration) suggests the passenger purchase a temporary or permanent crematory container of lighter material such as wood or plastic which can easily be x-rayed.
- TSA (Transportation Security Administration)is not allowed to open the container under any circumstances.
- Cremated remains must be shipped in a crematory urn or funeral urn that is sufficiently protected against breakage.
- A passenger may transport cremated remains as checked baggage provided the remains successfully pass through security screening..
Thank you Delta Air Lines for letting us know.