What is the average cost to fly cremated remains back home?

If you are considering flying with the cremated remains, you will pay the cost of your plane ticket, and depending on the airline, possibly a small fee. Most airlines will allow you to transport cremated remains, either as air cargo, or as carry-on or checked luggage (traveling with you).

You will need to check the individual airline policy regarding transport of cremated remains. The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) offers the following general guidelines for transporting cremated remains on domestic and international flights.