Carrying ashes on a British Airways flight
Travelling with ashes can be tricky it is best to get thing right from the start, so that you experience the minimum disruption. So if you intending to take cremation ashes on an British Airways flight, this is what they say:
Can I take cremated remains or a full urn when I fly with British Airways?
In order to comply with regulations, you’ll need to carry with you a Certificate of Death (or other country-specific equivalent) issued by a competent authority from the country of departure. You’ll also need to ensure that the cremated remains are packed in a sealed outer box or case.
Please be aware that if you are carrying them in your hand baggage, full security procedures will still have to be be applied and the sealed box/urn will be x-rayed at the airport security point. Therefore, we need to advise you that if the urn is made of a material that prevents the x-ray screener from clearly being able to see what is inside, then the container will not be allowed through the security checkpoint. (It is not policy at airport security locations to open any urn, out of respect.)