Carrying ashes on a Virgin Atlantic flight.
- Ashes must in a temporary or permanent ‘security friendly’ container constructed of a lightweight material such as plastic or wood.
- They must be securely sealed and kept in the passenger’s hand luggage.
- The customer will need copies of the death certificate and cremation certificate.
If the container is made of material that prevents the security screener from being able to see what is inside it will not be allowed to pass through security or be taken on the flight. The security staff are not permitted to open the container even if requested to do so by the passenger so it is important the ashes are properly packed.
Under no circumstances can the screener open the container, even if requested to do so by the passenger.