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Travelling with ashes on an easyJet flight

Carrying ashes on an easyJet 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 easyJet flight, this is what they say:

Can I take ashes or remains (pet or human) on-board?

31 thoughts on “Travelling with ashes on an easyJet flight

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    Judy - 21st February 2024

    Going on a tui flight in May with a small tube of husband’s ashes . If that allowed

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      Richard Martin - 28th February 2024

      Yes Judy – here is the right page – travelling with ashes

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    Anne - 4th March 2023

    I’m planning to carry my dog’s urn and memorabilia e.g. some hair, nails, teeth samples to Chile. I only have aquamation certificate with me. Will that be okay?

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      Richard Martin - 10th March 2023

      I can’t say for certain, but there would be no reason why not. I would suggest check the airlines non carry list.
      I hope all goes well.
      Kind regards

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    Joanne - 11th February 2023

    Hi.please can you advise, myself and my sister are traveling to Spain , May 2023 and we are taking a small amount of our Dads ashes .
    Do we need any paperwork?
    Thank you

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      Richard Martin - 21st February 2023

      I don’t think these things are done by ‘quantity’ so to speak. I would still take cremation or death certificate and keep in a x-rayable tube – I am sure you will be fine.

      Kind regards

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    Natasha - 5th February 2023

    I will be flying from Gloucester to Glasgow in March with a small amount of my fiancée ashes, do I need anything apart from copy of death certificate and copy of cremation certificate

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      Richard Martin - 9th February 2023

      No that fine in terms of paperwork Natasha

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    Isabell - 25th October 2022


    I am planning to bring my father’s ashes across from Germany to Manchester in my hand luggage. Do the necessary papers (death certificate, cremation certificate) need to be translated into English?\


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      Richard Martin - 26th October 2022

      Hi Isabell
      It would be a pretty dreadful customs officer that expected that, personally I think that would be entirely unnecessary. I think I would put Google Translate on your phone just in case.
      Kind regards

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        Isabell - 27th October 2022

        Thanks Richard!

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    Allison Tennent - 20th September 2022

    Hi I am flying sofia to Manchester in October. My husbands ashes are in a sealed tin container and on documentation from the crematorium have an identifying chip inside to correspond with documentation. This I have had translated. I have also booked hold luggage and one bag as I thought they would travel in the hold. Can I change this to a cabin bag if its not allowed and do I have to open the ashes to a plastic container

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      Richard Martin - 3rd October 2022

      Hi Allison

      This is the main page covering travelling with ashes

      I hope that helps

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    Sharon - 9th June 2022

    CanI book a flight for my brother’s ashes to be brought to Manchester airport from Verona, Italy? The funeral home will deliver the ashes to the airport with all documentation and I would collect from Manchester.

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      Richard Martin - 27th June 2022

      Hi No it doesn’t work like that – you would need a specialist courier. Sorry. This is the page you need –
      Kind regards

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    Tracy Spring - 14th May 2022

    Good afternoon, I will be taking a small amount of my uncles Ashes in an Ashes to glass paper weight to give to his daughter in Barcelona. I have the cremation certificate will this be OK to take on board?

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      Richard Martin - 19th May 2022

      Yes it will be fine I am sure Tracy

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    Jeffrey Thompson - 16th August 2020

    My mother will be traveling from Liverpool to Belfast with ashes in a Scatter Tube, is this allowed , thank you .

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      Richard Martin - 18th August 2020

      Yes that is possible.

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    Tracey - 24th August 2019

    Hi , I’m travelling to lanzarote in september and I have me mums ashes , I’m wishing to take with me
    I have the copy of the letter they give you from funeral parlour to allow you to take abroad .the ashes are a sealed container and in a box sealed by wax and string .
    Do you think I will have any problems taking them as worried I wont be able when get to airport Gstwick airport , thank you .

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      Hannah - 27th August 2019

      Hi Tracey
      I would advise speaking with Easyjet directly as I am not certain they will accept this urn through security. Easyjet contact page:

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    Tina Mace - 11th July 2019

    If you take the ashes in your hand luggage, as these considered to be your on-board ‘allowance’ or can they be in addition? Would I have to pay for them as extra luggage?
    I am travelling to Crete with easyJet in September.

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      Ammon Enterprises Ltd - 11th July 2019

      Hi Tina
      They would need to be within your cabin baggage allowance. However I believe you can upgrade your hand luggage with Easyjet to be able to bring two items on board with you.
      Best wishes

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    Angela Hill - 24th June 2019

    Does the death certificate have to be original or can it be a copy

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      Richard Martin - 24th June 2019

      Dear Angela
      It is preferable to have the original. However I have never had anyone report to me that they have problems with a copy of a certificate. I am sure you understand I can’t give a definitive answer.
      Kind regards

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    Ann Kerr - 2nd April 2019

    Can you put ashes in the hold with regular luggage?

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      Richard Martin - 2nd April 2019

      As far as we are aware no you can’t. Sorry.

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    John.brown - 9th September 2018

    Hi can some one please help I’m travelling to majorca
    What item can I take ashes on a plane .

    1. Reply
      Richard Martin - 10th September 2018

      Hi John
      Many people use these to transport ashes as in-cabin luggage:

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    Cathy Wotherspoon - 13th May 2017

    Thanks for the info as I had no idea how I could take my sisters ashes with us to Benidorm as the last thing she wanted to do was to get a holiday we had no problem at the airport and the staff were very respectful and made it very easy for us to go through with my sisters wishes

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      Flick - 18th September 2017

      Please could I ask Cathy, what ‘container’ did you have them in? Did it have to be non-metallic?

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