Free gift wrapping at O'Hare, Midway

  • Seema Hooda of Champaign gets a gift wrapped before her flight to Toronto at O'Hare International Airport in 2011. Pam Marino of Chicago volunteered at the airport for their complimentary gift wrapping service.
Seema Hooda of Champaign gets a gift wrapped before her flight to Toronto… (Heather Charles/ The Chicago…)
December 19, 2012|By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco

Flying somewhere for the holidays?

Travelers might want to hold off on wrapping their gifts until after they go through security, fly to their destination or ship them ahead of time.

The Transportation Security Administration says wrapped gifts aren't prohibited,but TSA security officers may have to open them if they need to be inspected.

If passengers arrive at Chicago's airports early enough, they can line up for complimentary gift-wrapping services through Friday for gifts brought to or bought at either airport.

At O'Hare, the free gift-wrapping offered by the city's Department of Aviation will be past security points in terminals 1, 2, and 3. At Midway, passengers can get gifts wrapped near Harry Caray's Seventh Inning Stretch restaurant.

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