Free giftwrapping LUV from Southwest and The Container Store

airlinetrends.com | December 24, 2009

Packed with gifts for Christmas, many people across the U.S will be traveling by air this week. However, the Transportation Security Administration is asking air travelers to leave their gifts unwrapped in case they require secondary screening at the security checkpoint.

As in previous years, Southwest and home & office storage retailer The Container Store have teamed up to offer travelers a free gift wrapping service in the post-security areas at five airports across the U.S. Last Monday, December 21st, passengers with unwrapped gifts (or those who do a little last minute shopping at the airport) that travel through Baltimore-Washington, Dallas Love Field, Denver International, Phoenix Sky Harbor, and Saint Louis Lambert airports, can stop by one of several designated gate areas to have their items wrapped. And, in the spirit of Christmas, travelers don’t have to fly Southwest to make use of the free service.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is also offering a gift wrapping service, be it in return for a donation. The airport has set up several ‘Holiday Gift Wrapping Stations’ in the post-security area. The service is available from today, December 21, untill next Thursday, December 24, and all gift wrapping proceeds will benefit local charities in Phoenix.