Can You Take Human Ashes on a United Airlines Flight?
After reaching out to United Airlines directly via their phone support, we’ve compiled this guide to clarify their policies on travelling with cremated human ashes. We hope this helps answer any questions you may have. But to answer the questions “yes” United Airlines do allow ashes to fly on their planes.
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Understanding United Airlines’ Policy on Human Ashes
United Airlines is sensitive to the various reasons one might need to fly with cremated remains. Here’s what you need to know:
Always Carry-On, Never Checked-In
United Airlines stipulates that human ashes must be carried as part of your carry-on baggage and are not allowed in checked luggage; the weight limit for carry-on items is 50 pounds (23 kilograms) for United Economy and Premium Economy, and 70 pounds (32 kilograms) for United Business, United First, and United Polaris business class.
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Essential Documentation for Ashes on United Airlines
United Airlines advises bringing necessary documents like the Death certificate and Cremation certificate to speed up the process and avoid any possible complications.
Choosing the Right Container for Ashes on United Airlines
United Airlines also offers advice on the type of container to use for the ashes. However, they primarily emphasise that the container can pass through the X-ray machines.
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