Can You Take Human Ashes on EasyJet: A Firsthand Account of Their Rules and Regulations
Navigating the rules for travelling with a loved one’s ashes can be perplexing, which is why we’ve compiled this informational guide to clarify EasyJet’s policies and regulations on the subject.
Can You Take Ashes on an EasyJet Flight?
The short answer is yes, but there are a few important conditions to follow for a smooth, stress-free journey.
Cabin Baggage Only: EasyJet requires that ashes be kept in your cabin baggage. While this might initially appear inconvenient, it’s important to consider that airlines can sometimes misplace checked luggage. Having the ashes close by in the cabin minimises the risk of loss or damage.
Proper Packaging: Ashes need to be securely packed in an X-ray-friendly, non-metallic container. While urns are acceptable if they meet these criteria, other containers like a plastic screw-top or biodegradable scatter tubes are also suitable. Ensure the ashes are packed safely within your container, and that the container itself is sealed tightly.
Documentation: Carry copies of both the death and cremation certificates. While EasyJet doesn’t require the originals, your destination country might.
Inform Security: Before entering the security area, inform the staff that you’re carrying ashes. This will help avoid delays during the scanning process.
No Exceptions for Smaller Amounts: If you’re carrying a smaller amount of ashes, the same rules apply. Failure to comply can result in not being able to board the plane.
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EasyJet’s Flight Urn Restrictions
If you’re opting for an urn, you must adhere to the following guidelines:
- Material must be non-metallic and easily scannable. Recommended materials include wood or plastic.
- The urn must be securely sealed.
- It must fit within your cabin baggage and meet EasyJet’s weight (max 15kg).
EasyJet’s Cabin Baggage Allowance
EasyJet allows one small cabin bag per customer with maximum dimensions of 45cm x 36cm x 20cm. You can pay extra for a larger cabin bag allowance of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (which also comes with speedy boarding).
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Where Can I Fly To with Ashes on EasyJet?
You can travel to any country serviced by EasyJet with ashes. However, each country has its own regulations, so do your homework. Contacting the embassy of your destination country is the best way to minimise stress and disappointments.
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