My mom died last week she loved Majorca well she loved the Matias Beach over 45 stays ...she only returned on the Monday and she died on the wednesday.
My sisters and me where thinking because she as so many friends out there both at the hotel and around that not only would it give them chance to say thier goodbyes but we also feel its the right thing to do for my mom.
Now the questions.
Firstly can it be done?
Can it be done anywhere?
Do we need a minister?
Can we just turn up and do it or do we need to get the OK from sonmeone?
Anyone done this before and come across problems?
Can we take the ashes on the plane?
If we can do we have to notify the airline or just carry them on?
Strange questions I know but hope someone can point me in the right direction
I'm afraid that I can't advise you specifically about Majorca. Hopefully other members may be able to assist, but if not, it may be worth contacting the Spanish Consulate in London on 020 7589 8989 or the British Consulate in Majorca at Consulate@palma.mail.fco.gov.uk
As for flying, individual airlines operate their own policies with regard to carriage of cremated remains and it is important that you check that policy before booking.
Some airlines simply do not allow cremated remains, but that is not the norm.
In some cases you have to advise the airline at the time of booking, in some you just advise check-in staff on the day of travel, and others you don't have to advise at all as long as you comply with company policy, which is usually stated on their websites.
Generally, cremated remains should be carried in the sealed urn which is supplied by the crematorium. You may have to take along with you a copy of the death certificate as well as a copy of the cremation certificate. Again, individual company policy will determine whether you need to produce these at check-in or security, but you should carry them with you to produce on request at any time. Additional copies are not usually required, the originals are normally checked and returned immediately. It would normally be specified that the sealed urn should be placed in hand luggage. There is not usually a charge for carriage of cremated remains.
One thing that you would have to bear in mind is that if company policy states that urn should be 'sealed', you would have to disperse all ashes in Spain. You would be unable to scatter any in the UK beforehand or afterwards. If the urn does not have to be sealed, you may then bring some ashes back with you if you wish. This is perhaps something which you and your family may wish to give some thought to, as although Majorca is the most significant location in your minds at the moment, you may think of some equally important place in this country as time goes by.
Your questions are perhaps rare on these forums, but by no means strange. It is a very important issue which needs proper research if things are to go according to plan. This is part of the grieving process for you and your family, and it is vital that it goes without a hitch.
I hope that someone else may be able to advise you specifically about scattering cremated remains in Majorca.
Hoping all goes well.
Luckily there are serveral airlines going out from brum or east mids for 2-3 days
I will start with the consulate and see what they have to say.
I am in contact with one of her friends out in Majorca who is going to contact a minister who will also tell us more info
Thanks again for your help
All we have to do is notify them when we have made the booking and they can be carry on but if we dont want to carry them on there is a £70 charge made because they would have to go via another company but this isnt a probelm.
They have to be open so security can check tham if needed
Again thank you for your help
But the manager of the hotel as offered his boat to go out to sea in the bay and scatter them there.
My moms sence of humour...she never liked the idea of the beach and all those kids making sand castles with her in the summer ..lol
So I think this will be perfect.
I have sorted out with the undertakers that I will need an unsealed casket and thats not a problem.
Her friends are sorting out a minister out there so now I think we are sorted.
A huge huge thank you
Its all booked for the 16th December out in Palma Bay the hotel manager as offered his boat and her friends have sorted out the vicar BMIBaby have been a huge help too.
Mandy and Family
We didnt hit any problems at all with BMIBaby or secuirty at the airport
We arrive on Friday 15th to realy fowl weather and wondered if we had decided to do the right thing or infact if it would happen.
Me and my 2 sister were greeted by such warmth and love from our moms friends. They had arranged everything perfectly for the following day.
We met with Andres who informed us the weather was set to be just right for going out on the boat on the Saturday.
Saturday morning we all met in the reception of the hotel and went to Port Adriano in El Torro were the boat was mored and went 2 miles out to sea were the local vicar Robert Ellis performed a wonderful service. The weather was sunny and calm. It was a sad day but also a very happy day (if that makes sense) we knew we had done the right thing
I would like to thank David for all his help in pointing me in the right direction and everyone at the Matias who made it so obvious how much mom was loved out there also thanks to Terry and Pauline from Desprados were she always hired her scotter from and who had become very close to her over the years and for all thier help too. Pauline and Terry you are both gems
Is this the son matias as I need to do the same with my aunt and uncle's ashes?
Should I contact the manager direct as my aunt and uncle were also frequent visitors to that hotel and were well known to the hotel staff?
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