HOW TO TRAVEL WITH HAIRCUTTING SHEARS AND RAZOR
A lot of people are under the assumption that one cannot travel with haircutting shears and haircutting razors or carry them on a plane. Well, Hair Friend has used its hard hitting investigative reporting to confirm that it is indeed possible to travel with shears and razors.
I know, crazy, right? Here’s the deal. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) website (they’re the guys who are in charge of airport security in the US of A), it’s okay to travel with “Scissors - metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than four inches” in both carry on luggage and checked in luggage. Woo hoo!
However, “Razor-Type Blades - such as box cutters, utility knives, and safety razor blades (disposable razors and their cartridges are permitted)” cannot travel in carry on luggage but can travel in checked in luggage. Wop wop.
As rules, regulations and laws are always changing, I always make sure to check the TSA website before traveling to double/triple check that nothing has changed. For more information about traveling with tricky items, check out the TSA website and prohibited items page. If anything, it’s interesting to see what’s actually allowed onto flights. Apparently sabers must be checked in. So I guess my Star Wars light saber will have to be packed away.
*TSA NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and Security Officers.
By Pia Vivas for Hair Friend