This is very important for those of you who are flying this holiday season. You may already be aware of this, but I wasn't, so I thought I'd give you a heads-up. If you are flying to your Christmas destination, and you have already wrapped the presents you're taking with you, unwrap them. Airlines will not let you take wrapped presents on the plane, or in your checked baggage. They will unwrap your presents. Ship them or wrap them when you get there.I don't understand how their technology is unable to see through paper-thin paper, but nonetheless your presents will be unwrapped when you pick up your luggage.
From the TSA website:
"Remember! – do not wrap gifts you're taking on the plane. Security officers may have to unwrap gifts if they need to take a closer look. Either ship wrapped gifts ahead of time or wait until your destination to wrap them."