Are you considering flying to or from Ireland? Do you want to travel with a razor on Aer Lingus? Then you should know what the requirements of Aer Lingus are. Aer Lingus, founded by the government of Ireland, is the country’s flag carrier and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The Airline is a semi-low-cost carrier and offers international and domestic services.
Aer Lingus follows stringent airport security and safety protocols, which is noted in how it regulates the things you can have on board when flying. If you are scheduled for a flight on Aer Lingus, you should know what the airline thinks about razors.
Razors remain one of the most common items people travel with and yet remain one of the most regulated. Because the rules differ from airport to airport and from country to country, let’s see what Aer Lingus thinks about razors on flights.
What does Aer Lingus have to say about razors? Well, razors are categorized under sharp objects. According to the airline, any objects with a sharp point or sharp edge, including razor blades, are prohibited on the airline. But does this mean that all razors are prohibited? Or, what type of razors are allowed on Aer Lingus?
Although sure, sharp objects with minimal length are permitted, straight blades, razor blades, and safety razors pose a threat, so they are prohibited. You should note that all types of razor blades, both open-bladed and safety razors, are not permitted in the cabins of Aer Lingus.
Does this mean you can’t bring a shaving razor on a plane? After all, all you want to do is shave, no fight! Yes, you can bring a shaving razor on a plane if it is deemed safe. Not all shaving razors can pass the safety test. So, let’s look at some of them and what Aer Lingus thinks.
Can you fly with a disposable razor on Aer Lingus?
Yes, you can. Disposable razors are not considered dangerous, not because they aren’t sharp (they are!), but because it is almost impossible to separate the blades from the handle. Disposable razors, therefore, can safely go with you on the flight, and Aer Lingus wouldn’t have any problems with that. But not everyone likes a disposable razor. Some other people prefer a safety razor. Does the same rule apply?
Can you travel with a safety razor on Aer Lingus?
The problem with safety razors is that they could be a shaving tool one minute and a dangerous weapon the next. The policy on sharp objects would naturally restrict the use of safety razors on Aer Lingus flights. So, you can’t travel with a safety razor on the flight. If you must use a safety razor, do so before the flight. However, you can have it in your checked luggage but not your hand luggage on the flight.
Can you travel with a straight razor on Aer Lingus?
I’m afraid you can’t. A straight razor also poses a threat and is considered a flight risk. However, it is safe enough to go into your checked luggage. If you can separate the blade from the razor, you may have it with you on the flight, but that would not be useful and would take precious luggage space.
Can you travel with a razor in hand luggage? As we’ve noted, it’s important to distinguish between what you can have in your carry-on bags and what you can only have in your checked luggage. While there are types of razors that can’t be allowed in hand luggage, you can carry all kinds of razors in your checked baggage. You must, however, note that the blades of all razors in your checked luggage should be neatly sheathed to prevent the risk of injuries as inspectors may have to go through them.
Can you take a razor in your hand luggage?
Yes. But it mustn’t be a straight razor or blades of a safety razor. You can, however, have your disposable razor in your hand luggage. The disposable razor has blades that cannot be detached, while electric razors work without external blades, so they are allowed. Also, electric razors are allowed in the hand luggage as well. These razors can stay in carry-on bags because they may not be categorized as sharp objects.
Can you bring a razor through security? If your razor is categorized as a sharp object capable of causing harm, it must only be packed in your checked luggage. Remember, airport security is meant to restrict anything that could cause damage to passengers. If you have disposable (or electric) razors, you won’t have any problems with airport security.
Remember that knives and scissors may be allowed if the blades are of appropriate length (less than 2.4 inches), so some razors may fall under that category.
If you own an electric razor and wish to travel with it, then, yes, you can take an electric razor on Aer Lingus flights. Electric razors do not pose a dangerous threat as they don’t work with sharp blades. So, you can have your electric razors in your hand and checked luggage aboard Aer Lingus flights.
Razor blades are not allowed on Aer Lingus flights because they are: razor blades. Razor blades can cut; even when wrapped, you should only pack them in your checked bags.
According to EU aviation security regulations, you are prohibited from carrying any liquid, gels, or pastes of more than 100mls through security screening. So yes, you can have your aerosol shaving cream under strict regulations.
Yes, if you’re flying with disposable razors. Although some sharp objects of appropriate lengths are also allowed, most straight, and safety razors can only be in checked luggage, not carry-on bags.
If your destination is the United States, only disposable and electric razors can be with you on board. All other razors can only be in your checked luggage.
Check out this article for more information on flying internationally with a razor.
Aer Lingus has no regulations on the number of disposable razors you can have with you. Remember you’ll need the hand luggage space, so you should only take as many as you need, which should be one or two.