Traveling with Cremated Remains

February 27, 2018

We understand how painful losing a loved one is and we treat cremated remains with respect. Some airlines do not allow cremated remains as checked baggage, so please check with your airline to learn more about possible restrictions.

Under no circumstances will a Transportation Security Officer open a crematory cremation container. To facilitate screening, we will provide you a plastic utility container made of a scannable material. If the container is made of a material that generates an opaque image, the Transportation Security Officer will not be able to clearly determine what is inside the container and the container will not be permitted.

Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. The final decision rests with Transportation Safety Administration on whether to allow any items on the plane.

Excerpted from the Transportation Safety Administration website at

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