Can You Bring a Razor On a Plane? 2023

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So can you bring an electric razor on a plane? And what kind of razor can you take on a plane?

The TSA have certain regulations on traveling with electric razors and razors in general in carry-on and checked baggage.

Here is the short answer.

Razors are permitted in both carry-on and checked bags including disposable and electric razors, for straight and safety razors you need to remove the blades to take them in carry-on, otherwise you can pack them in checked baggage.

Keep reading to know more about traveling with all types of razors in both carry on and checked baggage.

Let’s dive right in.

Can you fly with a shaving razor?

Gillette razor
Image courtesy of Amazon

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Can You Bring a Razor In Carry-on?

TSA on taking razors

According to the TSA :

  • Safety Razors: Safety razors are allowed only in your carry on without a blade (blades must be place in checked baggage), the same regulation are applied for straight razors.
  • Disposable Razors: Disposable razors comes in two types, the one that are fully disposale (replaceable) and the other that comes with cartridges(you only replace the cartridges), both types are allowed on carry on baggage without any issue.
  • Electric razors: TSA allows Electric Razors in both checked and carry-on bags.  
Types of razors
Courtesy of TSA
Razors Carry-onChecked baggage
Disposable RazorsAllowed Allowed 
Cartridge Razors Allowed Allowed 
Razor blades Not allowed Allowed 
Double-edge safety razorsIf blades are removed Allowed 
Straight Razors  If blades are removedAllowed 
Electric Razors Allowed Not allowed 

Can You Bring a Straight Razor On An Airplane?

A passenger joking about not allowing some types of razors on a plane

According to TSA Safety razors and straight razors are allowed in carry on baggage without the blade.

if you carry straight razors on carry on, so The blades must be stored in your checked luggage, Because any sharp object are not allowed in cabin baggage or onboard the airplane.

Can I Take An Electric Razors On a plane?

Electric razors are good to go in carry on and checked bags; however you should place them first in your kit bag so it is not going to operate ( if it is with a battery ) or get damaged during your flight.

Most airlines and air travel authorities allow electric razors on board the airplane; because they has blades inside and the batteries are small so they are not large enough to concern the TSA.

Even a cordless electric shaver that will have a battery inside is permitted in both hand and checked baggage .

How Do You Cover a Razor When Traveling?

The best way to protect your Razors to place them properly in a Toiletry bag when flying is by using binder clip, however if your traveling with removable one , just remove the blades and place them on their own small box.

Delta Airlines

Can You Bring a Razor in Carry-On-04

Frontier Airlines flights

Frontier Airline on taking razors
Taking razor with Frontier Airlines / twitter

Final Thoughts On Bringing Razors On a Plane.

It is preferable if you pack your razors in checked baggage.

Please note that razors are considered sharp items with the TSA and other Airlines,(make sure to carefully read the TSA rules and avoid any inconvenience in the airport).

safety and straight razors are allowed in carry on without blades.

Only disposable and electric razors are allowed without removing blades in either carry on and checked baggage.

We hope this helps

Happy Travels

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