Can You Bring A Razor On A Plane? (Updated for 2023) (2023)

Can You Bring A Razor On A Plane? (Updated for 2023) (1)

What razors are allowed on airplanes? – This is a question I get asked all the time. It can be confusing to figure out what you can and can not bring onboard a plane in your carry-on bag with all the different rules. Keep in mind that many rules can be different for each airline, but most airlines follow TSA’s airport security guidelines.

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Can you bring a razor on a plane in your carry-on?

Yes, you can bring a razor onboard a plane. But not every type of razor is allowed. For example, a disposable razor or one that has replaceable cartridges is allowed, but a razor blade either alone or in a holder like a box cutter or utility knife is prohibited.

You can also bring safety razors 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 of these types of razors. And they can all be packed in your checked luggage without any issues.

Keep in mind the final decision on whether or not an item is allowed on board rests with the TSA security agents at the airport security. 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.

Can you bring a Gillette razor on an airplane?

Yes, a Gillette razor that uses disposable blade cartridges can come with you in your carry-on luggage. You can bring the cartages as well.

Here is the type I am talking about. The Gillette Fusion Pro Glide is the exact razor I use and pack in my carry-on every time I travel.

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  • UP TO 1 MONTH of shaves with each refill
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Don’t forget the blades, the razor will come with some, but you may want extras.

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  • The Gillette ProGlide Shield blade refills provide lubrication before and after the blades to help shield skin from irritation while you shave. To ensure a long-lasting lubrastrip, store your razor in the included organizer tray or face up—away from damp surfaces

Can you bring disposable razors on a plane?

Yes, you can bring disposable razors on a plane. Remember to pack them securely. You can also pack them in your checked luggage bag if that is more convenient for you.

According to the TSA website, any sharp objects in checked baggage 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 not allowed in your carry on they are strictly prohibited on board a plane in the passenger area. Although you can pack them in your checked luggage, 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 onboard a plane, you might want to bring shaving cream. Yes, shaving cream is allowed, however, you will need to stick to the rules of carry-on liquids in your hand luggage.

What size shaving cream can I take on a plane?

No more than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters in size and must be packed in a clear Ziploc bag in your carry-on bags.

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.

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Be careful there. Never hurts when checking any of your toiletries to put them in a large ziplock bag for an extra layer of protection should air pressure or heat or cold temperatures become too much for them.

Here is one that is 3.4 ounces and ready to pack onboard in your carry-on bags with you. I especially like the smell of it.

Harry’s Shaving Cream – Shaving Cream for Men with Eucalyptus – 2 pack (3.4 oz)

  • SMOOTH SHAVING - Harrys Shaving Cream helps your razor effortlessly glide over your skin to ensure a close, comfortable shave. Our Shave Cream sits close to skin, making it easy to see where youre going (and where youve been) as you shave—especially helpful when styling facial hair.

Can you bring a beard trimmer on a plane?

Yes, you sure can. There are many types of electric beard trimmers you can carry onboard. I recommend the Phillips Norelco One Blade Pro. I use this exact trimmer and am very happy with it. It works amazingly, and it is easy to travel with. Very convenient and affordable.

I recently wrote an article about the best beard trimmers you can carry onboard a plane.

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  • Even more advanced than the original, Philips Norelco OneBlade Pro is a revolutionary grooming tool with technology that can do it all with just one tool – trim, edge, and shave any length of hair.
  • The unique OneBlade shaving technology integrates a fast moving cutter (200x per second) with a dual-protection system to give you both an efficient and comfortable shave, even on longer hairs.
  • Shave any length - not as close as a traditional blade so your skin stays comfortable. Trim it down - attach the 14-length precision comb for a fast and even trim. Edge it up - dual-sided blade for precise edging to line up your style.
  • Use it how youd like: dry or wet, with or without foam, even in the shower.
  • The rechargeable Lithium-ion battery delivers the power of corded operation without the hassle of a cord. 90 minutes of continuous use with each charge. A premium digital display indicates the battery stat
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Can razors go through airport security?

Yes, you can take the most commonly used razors through airport security. To be clear, fixed-cartridge razors, disposable razors, and electric razors or shavers are permitted with you through security and onto the plane in your hand luggage.
All the rules we have laid out in this article are based on the Transportation Security Administration’s (or TSA’s) regulations so, if you follow them, you should be just fine.

Can you bring an electric razor on a plane?

Electric razors are permitted both in checked bags and in carry-on bags. If it is expensive or old, or your need it right when you land, consider bringing it in your carry-on bags with you on the plane so if anything happens to your luggage, you won’t be without it.

Will TSA stop you for a razor?

TSA won’t stop you for most razors. It’s not permitted to bring safety razors or straight razors with the blade in your carry-on luggage since the blades are so easily removed. You must store the blades in your checked luggage. TSA won’t stop you for bringing other kinds of shaving razors.
If you pack them without the blade, you can put them in your carry-on.

Where to pack your electric shaver when flying?

Unless your electric shaver has removable stand-alone blades, you can pack your electric shaver in your checked luggage or carry-on bags when you fly. If it does have removable blades, then pack it in your checked luggage, or remove the blades and pack them in your checked luggage, and you can bring the rest in your carry-on or checked luggage.

Can you take a razor on a plane American Airlines?

Yes, you can travel with safety/disposable and electric razors in your carry-on bag with American Airlines.

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Are disposable razors allowed on planes in your carry-on?

Disposable Razors – There are two kinds of disposable razors: one that is completely disposable (blades and the handle), and another one where cartridges are disposable. Both kinds of disposable razors are allowed in your carry-on luggage with you on the plane.

Can I bring a venus razor in my carry-on?

You can pack them in your carry-on with or without the blade. You can also pack them in your checked baggage. As long as you remove the blades first and pack them in one of your checked bags, you can pack a straight or safety razor in your carry-on as well.

Can you bring a leg razor in your carry-on?

Yes, you can bring the most common leg razors in your carry-on. When packing a straight razor or safety razor for shaving your legs, be sure to remove the blades first and pack them in one of your checked bags.

Can I take a disposable razor in my carry-on?

Yes, both razors that are entirely disposable and the ones where you just dispose of the blade cartridges but keep the handle are allowed in your carry-on luggage.

So, can you bring razors on a plane in your carry-on?

You are allowed to bring a razor onboard a plane. Not every kind of razor is allowed, however. Razors that are disposable or have replaceable cartridges are allowed, but razor blades alone, or in a holder such as a box cutter or utility knife, are prohibited.

So place razor blades, straight-edge knives and box cutters in your checked luggage and you will be fine.

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.

Thanks for reading!

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