Packing for short business trips or long haul holidays can be a chore at the best of times. But knowing what you’re allowed and what you’re not allowed to take on planes when it comes to your shaving gear can be a pain. We all know by now that your balms, creams and gels can only be 100ml maximum in size if you’re taking them on as hand luggage, but can you take shaving razors on planes?

Put simply, unless your airline explicitly states otherwise, razor blades that have been set into a plastic moulding (I.E disposable razors and cartridge razor blades) are allowed to be taken on as carry-on hand luggage as well as in the hold.

Other than disposable encased razor blades, the only other type of shaving razor allowed on planes as hand luggage are electric razors or any type of razor which requires batteries. That means safety razor blades are not allowed as carry-on.

Safety razors do use disposable razor blades but as these blades do not come enclosed in plastic casing, safety razors are only allowed in checked luggage. The same applies for straight razors.

Really though, the main bit of advice we’d give is to check with your airline and/or airport before you leave. Most airport/airline websites have a ton of information on them or just get in touch if you’re unsure.

 

To recap;

Allowed in Hand Luggage

  • Disposable razors and cartridge razor blades that have been set in plastic moulding
  • Electric razors that require batteries

Allowed in Checked-In Luggage

  • Disposable razors and cartridge razor blades that have been set in plastic moulding
  • Electric razors that require batteries
  • Safety razors
  • Straight razors