Travel tips for senior Santas

(NC) Are you a senior who, like Santa, is hitting the skies in December with a bag full of gifts? To make sure you and your gifts get to your destination, there are some things to know before you take off.

Unlike Santa, your luggage must pass through security screening. That means if you’re flying with gifts for the kids and grandkids, those presents should be unwrapped in case the screening officers need a closer look.

Fortunately, some airports have gift-wrapping services after security so these “elves” can do some of the work for you.

It also matters where you pack things. Items like snow globes, bath salts and replica weapons have to go in checked luggage.

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