Go Back   FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles
Sign in using an external account

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Mar 20, 12, 12:15 pm   #1
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: UK
Programs: BA Gold, VS Gold, FB S, ICH Plat, Club Carlson S, BMI S
Posts: 1,038
Protocol for flying ashes ( human ashes ) transatlantic

strange question this but we are flying some ashes ABZ - LAS next week.

route is BMI ABZ to LHR then Delta for LHR-JFK-LAS with 5 day stopver in NYC.

Is it protocol to contact the airline if you plan to pack the item well in the hold luggage, I guess in my mind is what happens if I dont tell them, will they pull me up for having an urn in the luggage.

Interested, on off chance anyone has done this before

Also useful if anyone knows if we need to tell Nevada authorities if scattering at Zion site in Vegas,
drspear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 12, 12:21 pm   #2
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: BTR
Programs: DL FO, UA Silver, Marriott Plat, National Exec
Posts: 1,655
Quote:
Cremated Remains
Cremated remains can be accepted as either carry-on or checked baggage.
Carry-on:
Remains must pass through the x-ray machine. If the container is metal and prevents the screener from clearly being able to see what’s inside, the container will not be allowed through the security checkpoint. TSA suggests the passenger purchase a temporary or permanent crematory container of lighter material such as wood or plastic which can easily be x-rayed. TSA is not allowed to open the container under any circumstances.
Checked Baggage:
A passenger may transport cremated remains as checked baggage provided the remains successfully pass through security screening.
Normal bag fees apply.
https://www.delta.com/traveling_chec...x.jsp#cremains
lsugolfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 12, 12:49 pm   #3
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: HKG
Programs: DL PM, UA, AA, AsiaMiles, SPG, HHonors
Posts: 7,234
You aren't allowed to open the door to scatter them at 39,000 feet.

Sorry for your loss.

Last edited by HongKonger; Mar 20, 12 at 1:26 pm.
HongKonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 12, 1:02 pm   #4
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: UK
Programs: BA Gold, VS Gold, FB S, ICH Plat, Club Carlson S, BMI S
Posts: 1,038
Quote:
Originally Posted by lsugolfer View Post
OK thank you

So if I reda right, I dont need to "tell them" I just need to comply with above if carrying hand luggage, but as it will be in hold luggage then I dont need to worry about what its contained in
drspear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 12, 1:09 pm   #5
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: MCO
Programs: DL DM/2.5MM, Marriott Lifetime PL, SPG PL + Lifetime Gold, Hilton Diamond, Natl Lifetime Exec Elite
Posts: 840
Can't address transatlantic but I did carry my brothers ashes (surprisingly heavy for such a small box) on a Transcontinental (MCO/SFO) 7 years ago. The only issue I had was when a TSA agent asked what was in the box and I told them "my brothers ashes, do you want me to open it up so you can look" the agent stuttered and finally said "that will not be necessary, have a nice flight . My brother made his last flight under the seat in front of me in F/C ... just they way he would have wanted it.
__________________
"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed". ~Mark Twain~
MM/PM widget is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 12, 2:04 pm   #6
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Programs: Delta FO
Posts: 467
Quote:
Originally Posted by drspear View Post
Also useful if anyone knows if we need to tell Nevada authorities if scattering at Zion site in Vegas,
Many sites have regulations about cremains. Do you mean the Zion national park in Utah? Or is there another "Zion" in Las Vegas to which you're referring?

If you do mean the National Park, a Special Use Permit is required: http://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisi...g-of-ashes.htm
Hoyaheel is online now   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:08 am.