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Old Dec 11th 2017, 2:36 pm
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We’re going back to England for Christmas and I’ve done most of my Christmas shopping. I was going to get everything wrapped up this week, but I’m now wonder if I should take them in the suitcase wrapped up or wait and do it when we get back?
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Old Dec 11th 2017, 2:40 pm
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We’re going back to England for Christmas and I’ve done most of my Christmas shopping. I was going to get everything wrapped up this week, but I’m now wonder if I should take them in the suitcase wrapped up or wait and do it when we get back?
I would take them unwrapped, to avoid the risk of TSA wanting to open them.
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Old Dec 11th 2017, 2:47 pm
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We’re going back to England for Christmas and I’ve done most of my Christmas shopping. I was going to get everything wrapped up this week, but I’m now wonder if I should take them in the suitcase wrapped up or wait and do it when we get back?
I buy gift wrap/bags over there...obviously I wrap them there too.
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Old Dec 11th 2017, 3:10 pm
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I would take them unwrapped, to avoid the risk of TSA wanting to open them.
Thanks- I’ll wrap them there
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Old Dec 11th 2017, 3:11 pm
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I buy gift wrap/bags over there...obviously I wrap them there too.
Thanks - I’ll wrap them once we’re back
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Old Dec 11th 2017, 6:25 pm
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Obviously could go either way but I started wrapping mine before travel a few years ago because I hate doing it all when I get there. I've had one TSA inspection since (that I know of) and they didn't open anything. Depends what it looks like on an X-ray maybe.
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Obviously could go either way but I started wrapping mine before travel a few years ago because I hate doing it all when I get there. I've had one TSA inspection since (that I know of) and they didn't open anything. Depends what it looks like on an X-ray maybe.
Thanks - most are clothes as easier to pack in a case
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If you ask for any kind of official advice, it is to leave the wrapping until you arrive. There is always the danger that they will cut into anything they want and you'll have to re-wrap anyway.
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If you ask for any kind of official advice, it is to leave the wrapping until you arrive. There is always the danger that they will cut into anything they want and you'll have to re-wrap anyway.
I’m going to pack it all unwrapped and wrap it when we’re back
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Originally Posted by wtkp0u View Post
Obviously could go either way but I started wrapping mine before travel a few years ago because I hate doing it all when I get there. I've had one TSA inspection since (that I know of) and they didn't open anything. Depends what it looks like on an X-ray maybe.
Don’t the packages get all scrunched up?
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