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Question #21096 posted on 11/28/2005 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I am flying home for Christmas. If I wrap my presents before I leave, will the airport security people unwrap them? I'd heard rumors about that happening in the past, but I don't know if they still do that. I'm flying on Christmas Eve, so there won't really be time to wrap the presents after I arrive.

- Susan Bones

A: Dear daughter of the recently departed Amelia Bones,

As I'm sure you're aware, airlines routinely conduct random searches of passengers' baggage. Should your suitcase be chosen, anything inside it would be unwrapped. If it isn't, then your presents would be fine. If you want to take a chance on it, you could go ahead and wrap the presents beforehand. I, personally, wouldn't bother. My suitcases usually get searched. I'm not sure if it's something about me or what, but they generally are.

You might consider wrapping the presents and sending them home, if time is a consideration. You wouldn't have to worry about wrapping the presents in that case.

- Optimistic.