A funeral service provider can help you transport human remains
The death of a friend or family member can be a profoundly challenging time for those left behind. Managing both the emotional suffering and the practical matters that need to be addressed can be very trying.
And when the remains of the deceased need to be transported across the country, this burden is compounded.
If you need assistance with the transportation of remains, a funeral service provider in Toronto can help with the arrangements.
A service provider in Toronto can help you transport cremated remains
The four things to consider when arranging the transportation of cremated or intact remains:
1. Check with the airline. Don’t assume anything when it comes to the transportation of human remains. Every airline has its own set of regulations. It is crucial to check with the particular carrier you will be using for its specific restrictions.
2. Cremated or intact remains? Whether to cremate a body or bury it intact is a decision that will depend on culture, religious beliefs, the preferences of the deceased and family, and cost. One thing to remember is that the transportation of cremated remains on a plane is likely far more affordable than transporting the deceased’s intact body. A funeral service provider in Toronto can arrange for the body to be cremated at the place of death and shipped to the desired location.
3. Transporting cremated remains. Some airline companies don’t allow cremated remains in checked baggage, so make sure to inform yourself about their specific restrictions. Cremated remains in carry-on baggage must be in a container that allows the airport security x-ray machines to clearly scan the contents. You can obtain a temporary container for transportation purposes, otherwise plastic, cardboard or cloth recipients usually work well. Urns made of metal, ceramic or stone are less likely to pass inspection. Screening personnel are not authorized to open a recipient containing cremated remains to inspect its contents, so it’s your responsibility to ensure the container conforms to regulations such as a wooden urn.
4. Documentation. Most airlines require human remains—cremated or intact—be accompanied by a signed death certificate, burial permit and/or a burial transit removal permit. Check with the carrier or the funeral service provider in Toronto to ensure you have the proper documentation.
Contact us today at A Basic Service and let us help with the necessary arrangements.