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O’Hare Lets Travelers Mail Liquids, Other Items

CHICAGO (CBS) – Leftover shampoo? Coconut-scented suntan lotion? The solution you need for your contact lenses? That $50 bottle of red zinfandel you bought specially for your uncle?

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If you forgot to pack those in your checked baggage before, you would have had to throw them all in a plastic garbage drum at the security checkpoint. But at O’Hare International Airport, that’s changed.

You can now mail prohibited items to your destination, or back to your home. The airport is setting up Mail Safe Express kiosks where you can pack-address and mail your liquids and other items.

Each Mail Safe Express kiosk provides a one-stop packaging, payment and vaulted drop-off station that allows passengers to mail items to domestic or international addresses.

Mail Safe Express previously operated at both O’Hare and Midway Airport during a trial basis from December 2006 to December 2007.

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