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TSA question re shaving gear

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:28 am
by brothers
I'll be flying in a few days. Does TSA allow alcohol based aftershave/disposable razors/shaving cream (non-aerosol)/shampoo/body wash/talc/etc.? Checked baggage or carry-on? What do I expect. I haven't flown in several years.

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:50 pm
by drmoss_ca
I believe that if it is checked baggage it will be OK. As for alcohol-based aftershave, if it is expensive and rare I'd take only a small volume in some suitable sample-type container: if confiscated it won't be such a disaster.

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:48 pm
by brothers
Thanks!

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:46 pm
by Rufus
For the purpose of carry-on all liquids, creams and gels have to be carried in the prescribed re-sealable clear plastic bag and each must not exceed 100 ml/ 3 oz. Disposable razors and cartridges are permissible, but DE & SE blades and cut-throat razors aren’t. You should check the TSA website.

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:59 pm
by jww
And the size of the bag is prescribed as well. They usually have extra "bags" right before security -- at least all the airports in Canada and Europe where I have flown do that. I can't recall beyond the NYC airports which also offer the free bag before security service. :lol:

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:24 am
by Gene
Gary - you have a PM

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:26 pm
by slackskin
Murray -

With regard to carry-on items, my experience is that TSA agents sometimes do what their own website says -- and other times they don't. The travelling public has no power and no recourse to such capricious and inconsistent acts other than to complain (at a later time). Example: there was a time when their site said pocket knives were OK if blade is under 3" but they confiscated my 2" knife even when I pointed out what their website said. More on point, I have had tubes of cream that were over the limit when new but clearly under the limit when only half remained, and yet they have confiscated them. In the great cosmic scheme, neither is a big deal but a pain nonetheless.

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:54 am
by jww
slackskin wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:26 pm
Murray -

With regard to carry-on items, my experience is that TSA agents sometimes do what their own website says -- and other times they don't. The travelling public has no power and no recourse to such capricious and inconsistent acts other than to complain (at a later time). Example: there was a time when their site said pocket knives were OK if blade is under 3" but they confiscated my 2" knife even when I pointed out what their website said. More on point, I have had tubes of cream that were over the limit when new but clearly under the limit when only half remained, and yet they have confiscated them. In the great cosmic scheme, neither is a big deal but a pain nonetheless.
+1

And I have learned when travelling in Europe that you can almost guarrantee that majority of security agents at Heathrow, Manchester Ringway, Charles de Gaulle and Schiphol will be brutally precise and detailed.

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:51 pm
by brothers
Thanks for the good advice. Keeping it simple was my objective. I packed some Noxzema/Kai disposables and brushless shaving cream in the checked bag. No problems.

Regarding the midwinter vacation, 18 degrees F at home on the day we left and 18 when we returned 10 days later. 74 to 82 every day outdoors
at the home of our middle child and family in Hawai'i. Our first time there. The best part of the trip was being with our grandchildren every day. The rest was wonderfully coincidental. Highly recommended!

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:26 pm
by blantyre
I only travel with carry on to avoid delays problems and increase flexibility with standby, etc. Use sample size creams and tester size (2ML typically) colognes. Put my TTO in a leather case and place it in a bowl so that it can be inspected to check that there is no blade installed.

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:03 am
by Tinman
Related thought … I travel for work a lot and have left many items in hotel rooms, particularly bathrooms, when mentally rehearsing final client meeting instead of concentrating on packing. After losing a wee scott brush 8 years ago I only travel with low cost stuff (not that the WS was expensive, but it's what triggered the new travel kit). Not junk though, I need a close shave and professional appearance when I'm on the road.