Does anyone know why it costs as much?
You have to be prepared for transport, flown back and handled under special conditions, transported and handled at the other end. It all adds up.
Hi , yes, I understand about the preparation and additional paperwork, etc, and that it might cost a fair bit for a " freight package" in the hold of a plane, but how could that all add up to £17000, without a funeral? Surely preparing the body of a local person is very similar to preparing one that is to be flown elsewhere and so really it should only be the cost of the flight that adds to the normal costs?