Many men prefer to use an electric razor to shave for the convenience they offer, so you might be wondering if you can take your electric razor with you on your travels.
The TSA state that you can bring an electric razor on a plane in both your checked and carry on bags.
But do airlines have their own restrictions?
What about when flying internationally?
Can you bring shaving foam, too?
These are just a few of the questions we answer in this article.
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Carry On Bags vs. Checked Baggage
Carry On Bags
The TSA can sometimes be fussy when it comes to devices that are powered by batteries – not to mention objects that contain blades.
But this does not apply to electric razors.
So, electric razors are fine to be packed in your carry on bags.
This applies to both cordless and corded electric razors.
Electric razors can also be packed in your checked bags.
We recommend storing your electric razor in a case and placing it between layers of clothing so to avoid damage.
All airlines follow TSA regulations.
This means that regardless if you’re flying with Southwest, United, Delta, JetBlue, Alaska, American Airlines, or any other airline, bringing your electric razor on a plane in either your checked or carry on bags will be fine.
Domestic vs. International Flights
Sometimes there are differences in what you can bring on a plane when travelling domestically in the USA and flying internationally.
Thankfully, this does not apply to electric razors.
Wherever you are flying to or from in the world, you will have no problem bringing your electric razor in either your checked or carry on bags.
The Best Electric Razor for Travel
If you’re looking for as clean of a shave as possible, we recommend the Braun M90 electric shaver.
It is lightweight and compact, making it perfect for travel.
If you prefer to trim your beard, we recommend the Panasonic ER-GB42-K.
It is quiet, lightweight, compact, waterproof, and offers 19 length settings, so you can trim your beard to the exact length you prefer.
You Can Use an Electric Razor on the Plane
Many men struggle to go a day without shaving, so you might be wondering if you can use an electric razor on a plane.
Yes, you can use an electric razor on a plane with no problem.
Just make sure that you go to the bathroom to use the razor and wash away any hairs that fall into the sink.
Can You Bring Other Razors on a Plane?
- The TSA state that you can bring disposable razors on a plane in both your carry on and checked bags.
- Spare razor blades/cartridges can also be packed in both your carry on and checked bags.
- Safety razors are only allowed in your carry on bags with the blade removed. The blade should be removed and stored in your checked luggage.
- Straight razors are not permitted in your carry on bags. So if you want to take your straight razor with you, it should be packed only in your checked bags.
Be Careful When Bringing Shaving Foam, Gel and Cream
You can bring shaving cream on a plane, as well as foam and gel, in your carry on bags, but the container must be no larger than 3.4oz/100ml.
This is because these items are part of TSA’s 3-1-1 Rule.
This rule states that each passenger is allowed to travel with liquids, gels and aerosols in their carry-on bag, just as long as the container does not exceed 3.4 ounces and is placed in a 1 quart-sized resalable bag
If you want to bring a larger container of shaving foam, gel or cream with you, it should be packed in your checked luggage.
Ella Dunham, a Freelance Travel Journalist and Marketing Manager, boasts an impressive career spanning eight years in the travel and tourism sectors.
Honored as one of "30 Under 30" by TTG Media (the world’s very first weekly travel trade newspaper), a "Tour Operator Travel Guru" and "Legend Award" winner, Ella is also a Fellow of the Institute of Travel, a Member of the Association of Women Travel Executives, has completed over 250 travel modules, and hosts travel-focused segments on national radio shows where she provides insights on travel regulations and destinations.
Ella has visited over 40 countries (with 10 more planned this year).