This is a common question that gets asked all the time. It can be confusing to figure out what you can and can not bring on board a plane in your carry on luggage bag. Luckily for us, the TSA makes it easy for us to research and find out. Keep in mind that many rules can be different for each airline, so it’s important to always check with your carrier prior to travel to confirm if your items are allowed on board.
Can you bring a razor on a plane in your carry on?
The answer is yes! You can bring a razor on board a plane. But not every type of razor is allowed. For example, a disposable razor is allowed, but a razor-type blade such as a box cutter and razor blades not in a cartridge are prohibited.
You can also bring a safety type razor on board without the blade attached. The device will generally be allowed as long as the razor blade is not installed. Box cutters are a good example.
Keep in mind that the final decision on whether or not an item is allowed on board rests with the TSA security agents. Always make sure your carry on items are packed properly and made available for inspection as you go through the security checkpoints. They have the right to confiscate any item they feel necessary.
Here is a great example of a razor that is allowed on board. The Gillette Fusion Pro Glide. This is the exact razor I use and pack in my carry on every time I travel. Don’t forget the blades, the razor will come with some, but you may want extras. Blades here.
Can you bring disposable razors on a plane?
Yes, you can bring disposable razors on a plane. Remember to pack them safely. You can also pack them in your checked luggage bag. According to the TSA website, any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
Can you bring a straight razor on a plane?
Nope. Nada. Not gonna happen. Straight razors are strictly prohibited on board a plane in your carry on bag. Although you can pack them in your checked luggage bag, providing they are properly packed and wrapped to prevent harm to baggage handlers and TSA agents.
Is shaving cream allowed on a plane?
Chances are if you are bringing a razor on board a plane, you might want to bring shaving cream. Yes, shaving cream is allowed providing you stick to the carry on liquids rules.
Shaving cream is considered a liquid, therefore must follow the liquids rules. So no more than 3.4oz or 100ml in size and must be packed in a clear zipper tight bag.
You can pack larger quantities of shaving cream in your checked luggage but it still must be packed properly to avoid a huge mess if it leaks.
Can you bring a beard trimmer on a plane?
Yes, you sure can! There are many types of electric beard trimmers you can carry on board. I recommend the Phillips Norelco One blade Pro. I use this exact trimmer and am very happy with it. It works amazing for me, and it is easy to travel with. Very convenient and affordable.
I recently wrote an article about the best beard trimmers you can carry on board a plane. Feel free to read that as well.
Using an electric razor overseas
If you are traveling internationally or overseas, it’s important to know that not all countries use the same power outlets. Plug styles and voltage are not the same everywhere you go.
I always recommend using a universal power adapter that will allow you to use your current device, whether its a razor, cellphone, trimmer, etc.. There are many types of adapters to choose from, but this is a good one.
So if planning an international trip, consider a universal plug adapter and a dual voltage shaver. This will prevent any issues with plugin types and voltage issues in different countries.
So, hopefully, that answered your questions regarding bringing a razor on a plane. Feel free to leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts and experiences with this.
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