Just FYI for those of you that don't check your bag at the airport and use only a carry-on bag. If you're planning to fly out of SNA (John Wayne/Orange County) I suggest leaving your DE blades at home. Mine were promptly confiscated going through security. I gave the TSA a bit of attitude about it because, quite honestly, I was irritated. I told her that it's never a problem in Seattle (I travel from Seattle to southern CA frequently) and she prompty countered with, "well it's not ok here". She was a bi** about it, too. I had a few other things I wanted to say but I bit my tongue. I know she doesn't make the rules but these TSA people have really developed a serious power trip. You have to decant any liquids, creams, or gels into a container that's 3 oz. or less. And since they insist on you putting all your toiletries into a quart-sized, transparent ziplock bag, you can forget about taking your nice expensive leather dopp kit with you anywhere. What's the use of a dopp kit if you can't travel with it?
Why would the rules on what you can and can't take on a plane be different from one airport to another?
Traveling anywhere post 9-11 has really become more trouble than it's worth. The TSA rules are totally overkill and they all have attitudes to boot. Makes you just wanna stay home!
End of rant. Thank you.