Transporting ashes/cremains through airport security
March 2, 2009 2:37 PM Subscribe
Taking a cat's ashes through security or checking them - will there be issues?
I'm going to visit friends in my former adopted hometown later this week. As some of you may remember, my cat recently passed away, and we had him cremated. Since he joined my household when I lived in that city, I'd like to bring some of his ashes back and have a small ceremony with my friends there who knew him.
What I don't need is a problem with the TSA on the way out at 6 in the morning if they find it in my carryon, or if I check a bag and security finds it there. I still have time to ship to a friend, but that seems like overkill. My boyfriend says "You are not the first person to have cremains going through security, trust me" but I have no confidence in the intelligence of most TSA workers and I would be devastated if they were confiscated and if I missed my plane I would be livid. Plus, I worry about bursting into tears, which will only make things worse.
What method should I choose?