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
Due to restrictions from the Abu Dhabi Airport Authorities, Etihad is unable to accept cremated remains in cabin baggage on flights from, to, or via Abu Dhabi. Cremated Remains can be carried in Checked Baggage, provided supporting documents are held by the traveller.
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.