Dallas-Ft. Worth airport isn’t the only airport that offers gift wrapping over the holidays for airline passengers. But it may be the first to offer free shipping of your gifts if you buy them at the airport.
When I learned of this, I thought, “Hey, it might be worth it to fly to DFW just to do all my Christmas shopping.”
DFW is the airport that has a yoga center, free Wi-Fi, and Minute Suites where you can grab a nap during a layover. And now through Christmas Eve, you can have your present wrapped for free if you spend at least $50 on an item. And most retailers will also ship it for free, too, though some have established a $75 or $100 threshold for free shipping.
I think it’s a great idea, though I’m not sure why the gift-wrapping kiosk by Gate 24 is only open from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. There are plenty of flyers and shoppers before and after those hours.
Airports, as I’ve reported, are getting increasingly user friendly, though I doubt any US airports will ever get quite as advanced as Helsinki’s airport that offers ten different versions of gluten-free pastries in the FinnAir lounge.