How is the casket protected from shipping damage when you order from us?

The casket is shipped in the cargo compartment of the passenger airplanes.  The casket is loaded in first and then the passenger luggage is loaded on and around it.  On some planes, the casket can take up as much as 25% of the cargo space in the plane.  The casket has large, 3-inch thick Styrofoam caps that completely cover the ends of the casket and then a cardboard box is placed over the top of the whole casket.  There is roughly 3 inches between the outer box and the inner casket so if the box is ruffled on the outside, the casket will not be scratched or dented 3 inches below the box surface.  We never have damage to our caskets during shipping although sometimes the outer box is scratched up which has nothing to do with the casket 3 inches below.  After it gets to the airport the hot-shot courier typically picks up your casket and delivers it directly to the funeral home.  We will call you to notify you that the casket has been delivered.

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