View Full Version : Travel Time with a DE
07-07-2010, 01:53 PM
Just wondered if anyone has had an experience with traveling with a DE on a plane. I am sure it is totally againt the law to bring a razor blade aboard in a carry on which is how I like to travel. Feel to reply to this post from jail.
07-07-2010, 02:08 PM
There is a post on this in the Wiki!
(I'll have a look)
07-07-2010, 02:08 PM
Yes it is a bad idea to try to carry on a de with the blade loaded in it, but you could take the empty razor with you and then try to buy a pack of blades when you get to were you're going, some members on the forum have suggested in past threads mailing some blades to the hotel you're staying in and then collect them at the desk when you check in.
07-07-2010, 02:09 PM
07-07-2010, 02:10 PM
Hey Wim, Holland for the cup yeah!
07-07-2010, 03:06 PM
If its quick overnighter I use a disposable (uck). If a few days I grab a pack of blades from most any drug store (CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, etc.) and carry on my razor. I have a old travel kit that has a very mild Gillette Twist as the razor. It provides a nice shave with any old blade out there.
If I am leaving the country (yea) I put the blades in my checked bag. I check a bag as I intend to bring back more shave stuff and need the room a large bag provides.
07-07-2010, 04:09 PM
Im taking my Trac II for my trip.
07-07-2010, 06:38 PM
Along the lines of what was mentioned earlier in the thread, I have mailed blades ahead of time, or purchased blades at the destination.
DE razor without a blade is no problem for carry-on for USA domestic travel, in my experience. Just to anticipate and defuse security questions, I place the razor, a twist-to-open model in my case, in its fully open configuration within the usual quart plastic bag holding liquids. Have not been pulled aside for questions about it.
You may be able to get away with a single blade inside a DE razor, but you are probably risking delay for questioning and/or having to discard the blade at the security checkpoint. I have never tried this.
07-07-2010, 07:09 PM
The more thorough "air travel with a DE" wiki post is in my sig.
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