Carrying ashes on a Singapore flight
Travelling with ashes can be tricky, it is best to get thing right from the start, so that you experience the minimum disruption. We contacted Singapore Airlines and found their requirements to be difficult to say the least! They wanted the ashes to carried in a clay pot sealed inside a wooden box. We have been in correspondence with them highlighting this may be an excessive burden for their clients and that other airline companies do not expect this. We have had a small victory (Hooray!) – this is now their approach:
Regarding the carriage of ashes. Singapore Airlines does allow the carriage of ashes on board our aircraft as long as they accompanied by the original death certificate as well as the original cremation certificate of the deceased person. Please can you ensure that the urn is properly sealed and packed safely for travel and is carried in either your carry on or checked baggage. We would also like to remind our passengers that your cabin baggage should not exceed a maximum of 7 kilos and the dimensions must be within 115cm (Length + Breadth + Height). On behalf of the Singapore Airlines may we pass on our condolences and hope our reply assists you with your query. We hope the above information helps. Thank you for choosing Singapore Airlines.
Updated July 2021