What does it cost to ship an embalmed body back home by air?

The cost can vary widely due to several factors. The body will usually be shipped by cargo plane, and the shipping cost is calculated according to the weight and the distance between the point of origin and the final destination.

The funeral home is legally required to make the air shipping arrangements. Shipping charges, combined with the expense of embalming and other service fees from the funeral home, may drive the cost up to several thousand dollars.