Certain objects are banned from being taken on board flights for a reason. Knives and other sharp implements are prohibited, so you might be wondering whether you can take a razor in your hand luggage – especially if you’re travelling for just a few days and don’t want to take hold luggage, but still want to look your best.
Don’t worry – you don’t have to adopt the unkempt look; you’re allowed to take certain types of razors in your hand luggage on most flights.
Here’s everything you need to know about taking your grooming kit on board a flight:
Can I Take a Razor in My Hand Luggage?
Gillette razors and other safety razors that are mounted within a plastic head are usually allowed within hand luggage.Double-edged blades of any kind are banned from being taken on board flights, and that includes razor blades. However, you are allowed to take disposable razors in your hand luggage, as long as they’re still in their packaging.
You can also take electric razors in hand luggage, but you might have to take them out of your bag as it goes through the security scanner, depending on the airport’s rules around electrical items. This means you can take gadgets like the Gillette All Purpose Styler and Beard Trimmer with you to keep your facial hair trimmed and looking tidy during your trip.
It’s always best to check the specific rules of the airport and airline you’re travelling with before you travel, as these can vary – you should be able to find this information easily online, or give them a call.