U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-16-2014, 12:46 PM
 
1,097 posts, read 715,465 times
Reputation: 1715

Advertisements

If they ask, you are NOT carrying any "gifts" from anyone. Because they'll think it's a bomb and have a ****fit.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-16-2014, 12:57 PM
 
5,574 posts, read 5,833,230 times
Reputation: 16489
Quote:
Originally Posted by ApePeeD View Post
If they ask, you are NOT carrying any "gifts" from anyone. Because they'll think it's a bomb and have a ****fit.
Good god, no they won't. First of all, they are gifts from the OP FOR someone, not gifts FROM someone (not that it matters). And they'll be able to see what they are. They're not going to be wrapped.

Unless the gifts contain liquids or are shaped like a weapon, I doubt her bag will get any further inspection after it's been through xray.

Calling something a "gift" doesn't set off any red flags with TSA.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2014, 02:00 PM
 
26,590 posts, read 54,583,712 times
Reputation: 13019
Quote:
Originally Posted by ApePeeD View Post
If they ask, you are NOT carrying any "gifts" from anyone. Because they'll think it's a bomb and have a ****fit.


Carrying a gift is irrelevant. They don't even ask if your suitcases have been outside your possession or if you are carrying something for someone else. Too many people were answering that yes, the bellman had them for a few minutes or they have a tin of cookies that Nana made for Cousin Francine and asked you to deliver. It was diluting the entire intent, and face it, anyone who was truly up to no good certainly wasn't going to admit to it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2014, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Colorado
2,483 posts, read 3,535,393 times
Reputation: 2674
Bring on a giant knife and say it's a gift. See how that goes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2014, 03:08 PM
 
5,574 posts, read 5,833,230 times
Reputation: 16489
Quote:
Originally Posted by otterprods View Post
Bring on a giant knife and say it's a gift. See how that goes.
In that case, the problem isn't saying that it's a gift. The problem is possessing a giant knife.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2014, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Colorado
2,483 posts, read 3,535,393 times
Reputation: 2674
Quote:
Originally Posted by apexgds View Post
In that case, the problem isn't saying that it's a gift. The problem is possessing a giant knife.
Dude.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2014, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
15,069 posts, read 19,002,971 times
Reputation: 24167
I had such high hopes that we could go for an entire week without doing this again.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2014, 04:11 PM
 
917 posts, read 1,052,163 times
Reputation: 941
Quote:
Originally Posted by bellakin123 View Post
Your response is really nasty and uncalled for. Re-read the OP's question. She's not asking if she CAN bring them. She's asking if they're considered "carry on".


melissa, when I travel, I try to use a small purse (if possible) and I use a medium backpack (one that fits TSA carryon standards) that way I can put everything in one bag which still leaves me open for one personal item. Safe travels!
Thanks! I have a small purse as well as a bag that is about the size of a regular backpack (gift should fit in there).I just might do that.. Stuff my purse in my backpack and just carry the gift & backpac. If I travel, I usually drive thats why I dont know this stuff lol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2014, 05:29 PM
 
5,461 posts, read 2,922,392 times
Reputation: 24512
Quote:
Originally Posted by melissapla12 View Post
I am flying out to Austin on Thursday and I have a gift bag with a few presents in there. Would this be considered a "carry on" along with my other carry on? I will be flying Southwest. I have a carry on I will be taking along with this gift. Just want to make sure its ok

I would leave them wrapped if you want them that way. There are x-ray machines Worse case scenario you have to unwrap them.
You are allowed one carry on plus one personal item. The gift bag can be your personal item.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2014, 05:32 PM
 
5,461 posts, read 2,922,392 times
Reputation: 24512
Quote:
Originally Posted by annerk View Post


Carrying a gift is irrelevant. They don't even ask if your suitcases have been outside your possession or if you are carrying something for someone else. Too many people were answering that yes, the bellman had them for a few minutes or they have a tin of cookies that Nana made for Cousin Francine and asked you to deliver. It was diluting the entire intent, and face it, anyone who was truly up to no good certainly wasn't going to admit to it.
They do still ask that question to some countries. I have been asked that question every time I fly to Europe or Scandinavia.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top