so, my grandmother passed away earlier this year (actually, while i was in india in february). we have a tradition of cremating our loved ones after they pass and then spreading the ashes in a river.
my grandmother wanted her ashes spread in a river in india. we did the same thing when my mother passed away, as well as when my grandfather passed away.
somewhat to my surprise, you need to have a cremation certificate to travel with the ashes. but the funeral home provides that, so it isn't a concern - just a surprise. they also provide the ashes in a container that can be taken through airport security. so i expect that everything should go smoothly.
i'm planning on traveling in my western flyer, which is a little smaller than the aeronaut i normally travel with. it will accommodate everything else i am carrying, but i think i'm going to carry the ashes in my small cafe bag.
i was curious if anyone has traveled, specially across international boundaries, with the ashes of a loved one who has passed away and if they could share any insight.