Can You Take Human Ashes on Air India?
We’ve asked Air India to clarify their rules and regulations when travelling with ashes on their flights. We hope this information provides peace of mind and alleviates anxiety over your upcoming trip.
Can You Take Ashes on an Air India Flight?
Yes, you can. Air India allows you to take human ashes on their planes, but there are certain conditions and paperwork that need to be met. Here’s what you need to know below.
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Carry-on or Hold Luggage: Air India permits the ashes in either your carry-on or hold luggage. Our recommendation is to go for the carry-on option as it’s safer and offers you peace of mind.
Mandatory Documents: You should have the following with you:
- Cremation certificate
- Death certificate
Air India Urn Material and Sealing Requirements for Ashes
When choosing an urn for your loved one’s ashes, consider the following:
- Material: The urn should be made from x-ray friendly, non-metallic materials like glass, wood, or plastic.
- Sealing: Make sure the lid is airtight.
- Packaging: The urn should be well-cushioned to withstand turbulence and any shocks during the journey.
Air India Baggage Allowance Guidelines for Ashes
Size: The urn must fit within Air India’s standard cabin baggage dimensions of 55cm x 35cm x 20cm.
Weight: For economy passengers, the weight should be less than 8kg, and for business class, it’s 12kg.
Size: The urn should fit within Air India’s baggage size restriction, adhering to the two pieces of baggage allowance.
Weight: For economy class passengers, the weight limit is 23kg, and for business class, it’s 32kg.
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Where Can I Fly Carrying Ashes with Air India?
You can fly to any destination that Air India serves, provided you have the correct paperwork. Different countries have their own rules, so it’s crucial to do your research beforehand.
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