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Etihad Airways cremation ashes policy

Carrying ashes on a Etihad Airways flight

Etihad Airways The Abu Dhabi based flight operator  has announced that it is rolling out new rules on carry-on bags aboard flights they are restricting certain powder material from cabin luggage. The good news is that there is certain exemptions and cremated remains is one of them:

1. Medically prescribed powder substances including baby formula and cremated human remains provided they are sealed, not tampered and have supporting evidence

We would also advise that you speak to the embassy for the country of where you are travelling to, to see if there is likely to be any complications at that end. This can be problematic in certain northern European countries where ashes are treated in exactly the same way as a body.

2 thoughts on “Etihad Airways cremation ashes policy

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    REBECCA - 24th January 2019

    I will traveling from Manchester via Abu Dhabi to SriLanka
    With my sons ashes. Can you please explain the procedure on Ethihad airlines

    1. Reply
      Richard Martin - 25th January 2019

      We have a page on Etihad policy

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