Can You Take Human Ashes on a Jet2 Plane?
Understanding Jet2 Ashes Policy
We recently found ourselves navigating the delicate issue of how to travel with human ashes on Jet2. Since the topic is one that many may face but don’t talk about often, we decided to get the firsthand scoop directly from Jet2.
What Jet2 Says About Travelling with Ashes
After contacting Jet2 both via phone and email support, we’ve clarified all the rules and regulations you should be aware of when planning to travel with ashes.
Importance of Pre-travel Notifications for Ashes on Jet2
Jet2 mandates that passengers inform the airline if they’re travelling with ashes before even setting foot in the airport. Failing to do so could result in the ashes not being permitted on the plane. Jet2 can be contacted via phone, email support, or WhatsApp.
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Jet2’s Hand Luggage Policy for Carrying Ashes
Jet2 only allows ashes to be carried as part of your hand luggage. It’s a good idea to keep your loved one’s ashes close to you during the journey, both for emotional reasons and to ensure their safety.
Jet2-Approved Containers for Human Ashes
The ashes should be in a sealed, airtight container. Jet2 allows various options including urns, scatter tubes, or plastic screw-top containers. Just make sure the container is security-friendly, which means it should be non-metallic and scan-friendly for X-ray machines.
Essential Documents for Flying with Ashes on Jet2
You are required to have copies of both the death certificate and the cremation certificate with you at all times. No exceptions will be made.
Note: Even if you’re carrying a smaller amount of ashes, the same rules apply.
Specific Urn Restrictions by Jet2
If you decide to use an urn, make sure you comply with Jet2’s specific urn policies:
- Material: The urn must be made of a material that can be X-ray scanned, like glass, wood, ceramic, marble, or plastic.
- Airtight Seal: Ensure the urn is sealed tight, either by using a strong adhesive or the urns own screw-top function.
- Weight and Size: It must fit within your hand luggage and meet Jet2’s weight restrictions (max 10kg).
Hand Luggage Size Guidelines for Ashes on Jet2
Your hand luggage should not exceed 56cm x 45cm x 25cm, including any wheels or handles. Jet2 offers one free piece of hand luggage per customer.
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Flying Internationally with Jet2 and Human Ashes
Jet2 does allow you to fly with ashes to any destination they service, as long as you’ve informed them in advance and have the necessary documentation. However, individual countries may have their own rules for accepting human ashes.
We strongly recommend contacting the embassy of your destination country to avoid any unwelcome surprises upon arrival.
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