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Want to scatter a loved one's ashes abroad? Some travel rules to heed.

Want to scatter a loved one's ashes abroad? Some travel rules to heed.

Question: Recently, a longtime travel friend died. She had traveled with us several times on African safaris and was in love with Africa, the animals and the safari experience. One of her wishes was that we take her ashes on our next trip to South Africa and sprinkle them on a game-filled savanna in her memory. Are there any rules that would pertain or restrict taking someone's ashes in a carry-on or checked luggage? Paul Alwin Irvine Answer: Yes and no, and there are many more rules than just luggage. So, yes, if you go strictly by the book. No, if you are what's called a "wildcat scatterer" who believes it is better to ask forgiveness than permission and who...

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