TheVeryEnd.info The End. These words we usually see on the movie screen at the very end. What happens at the end of life? Thoughts? What’s Cremation all about? Some airlines have rules about transit and TSA has its rules too. Pre-need planning leaves us in charge of the grieving part and someone else in charge of our loved ones. Cremation or traditional, Rest in Peace.


TheVeryEnd.info The End.  These words you usually see on the movie screen at the very end.  What happens at the end of life?  Ever thought about it?  What’s Cremation all about?  Besides religion,  some airlines have their beliefs or um, rules about transit and TSA has its rules too.  Pre-need planning leaves us in charge of the grieving part and someone else in charge of our loved ones.

I stumbled onto an article about traveling with an urn.  It caught my attention.   An inquiry several years ago prompted a man to ask Dear Abby.  There are quite a bit of rules when bringing an urn on a plane.  Especially these days I’d imagine.  TSA’s website says this:

We understand how painful losing a loved one is and we treat crematory remains with respect. Some airlines do not allow cremated remains as checked baggage, so please check with your airline to learn more about possible restrictions.

Under no circumstances will a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) open a crematory container. To facilitate screening, we suggest that you purchase a temporary or permanent crematory container made of a lighter weight material, such as wood or plastic. If the container is made of a material that generates an opaque image, the TSO will not be able to clearly determine what is inside the container and the container will not be permitted.

Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. The final decision rests with TSA on whether to allow any items on the plane.

Apparently, there are products available like a non metal temporary container for travel/adult size urn like this one.  1st question, adult size?  Of course, I pray all urns temporary or metal are adult size at 150 years old.  http://blog.tsa.gov/2012/06/traveling-with-crematory-remains.html  Here’s some more information about TSA’s rules.  Additional information on the TSA website.  The United States Postal Service provides information for shipping remains.   Here’s a purchase you don’t see everyday:  Voyager
I stumbled onto this while surfing the web.  You know.  You clicked on something and you end up somewhere else.  That never happened to you.  Right?   The End.  These words we usually see on the movie screen at the very end.  What happens at the end of life?  Thoughts?  What’s Cremation all about?  Some airlines have rules about urn transit and TSA has its rules too.  Pre-need planning leaves us in charge of the grieving part and someone else in charge of our loved ones.  Cremation or a traditional, Rest in Peace.

I’ll say this, my parents planned for their pre-need and many family members.  Aunt Minnie, Uncle Abe, Grandpa Dave.  The pre-need service handled our loved ones and we handled the grieving part.  It is always difficult losing a loved one, but pre-need planning has us covered.

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