How Virgin Atlantic is Making Holiday Travel SweeterPosted by in Things to Know
Just learned that at least a few lucky holiday travelers will be able to show up to their destinations with their gifts wrapped. As you probably know, it is strongly recommended that you not bother to wrap any gifts that you are flying with in your carryon bag. There seems to be a pretty strong likelihood, depending on the country of your departure, that wrapped gifts will become unwrapped gifts by the security workers as you go through their area.
But, for those flying on Virgin Atlantic from JFK International in New York, things are looking up. Virgin Atlantic has set up a station of “elves” at Terminal 4 following the security checkpoint. They will charge two dollars per package to be wrapped, and all of that will go directly to the Virgin Unite charity. This service is scheduled to be available from December 21 thru December 23, 2011 and sounds just brilliant. If only other airlines would follow their lead….these are the kinds of things that really make a difference in the holiday traveler’s experience. Hope this spurs others to do the same and that Virgin Atlantic extends it to other airports too, fingers crossed!