Southwest Airlines Offering Free Gift-Wrapping Today To Passengers At 7 Airports

When traveling by airplane for the holidays and lugging gifts through security, there’s always the chance that the Transportation Security Administration checker will feel the need to unwrap your beautiful present. To make sure that’s not an issue for you, or if you simply ran out of time to perfect your presentation, Southwest Airlines and the Container Store are teaming up to offer passengers free gift wrapping, at select airports. 

In all, Southwest and Container Store employees will be armed with loads of gift boxes, Santa sacks, sheets of wrapping paper, rolls of ribbon and tissue paper to tackle just about any wrapping emergency at seven airports today.

The gifting station, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be available to passengers once they pass through security, according to Dallas-based Container Store, noting that TSA recommends passengers don’t wrap gifts before screening.

At the kiosk, passengers can receive free gift wrapping and packaging tips, as well as instructions on how to make a pom-pom bow or a florist bow.

“Both The Container Store and Southwest Airlines are passionate about service and also love spreading joy with our customers each and every day,” the Container Store said in a statement. “What better way to spread holiday cheer and smiles than by treating travelers with stunning gift packaging from our expert employees while they are facing their busy holiday trips.”

Container Store and Southwest employees will be on hand gift wrapping presents at the following airports: Dallas Love Field, Chicago’s Midway, Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Florida International, Seattle-Tacoma International, Denver International, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, and San Francisco International.

[via The Dallas Morning News]

Want more consumer news? Visit our parent organization, Consumer Reports, for the latest on scams, recalls, and other consumer issues.