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Old 12-13-2014, 06:39 PM
 
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I'm flying domestic over the holidays and bringing a Bose Soundlink Mini as a gift. I wasn't thinking and wrapped it already. It's really nice wrapping paper and I would rather not unwrap it at security. I had been planning on bringing it carry-on thinking it would be safer than putting it in my checked luggage. What are the chances security will make me unwrap it?
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:46 PM
 
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Just bring it with you, I have brought wrapped gifts before and no one says anything, it just goes through the xray machine.

If they do want you to unwrap and open it up, well, just undo the wrap carefully, which should be easy if you wrapped it properly.

Putting in checked baggage is no guarantee they will not unwrap and look.

As a note; I have no idea what this Bose thing is, but always bring your valuable electronics with you if you can, do not check them.
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:06 PM
 
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I'd carry on with any item like that, and wrap it at the other end.
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:52 PM
 
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I'd carry on with any item like that, and wrap it at the other end.
This^^^. Too many problems with sending it through the baggage area. Breakage and thievery are problems.
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:51 AM
 
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I agree it should be in your carry-on. You might have to unwrap at the security checkpoint but at least you know your gift will arrive safely with you (which might not be the case if you put it in your checked baggage).
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:56 AM
 
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Thank you boxus and Chava. I will stick to the original plan of carrying on and hope they won't ask me to unwrap it.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I don't even trust checking luggage for fear of loss, let alone the damage that may occur when something is out of my eyesight. I'd bring it on with me on the plane.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:49 AM
 
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Carry it on and use a gift bag rather than wrapping paper. Problem solved.
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:20 AM
 
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Leave it wrapped, carry it on. Best case scenario (which is most likely), nothing happens and you go on your merry way. Worst case, they ask you to unwrap it, and you re-wrap it at your destination. Kind of a pain in the butt, but not the end of the world.
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I would ship it, rather than deal with carrying it!
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