You’re missing a lot if you’re a frequent flyer and have never flown Singapore Airlines. But if you’re flying to Singapore next, there’s much to look forward to.
Multiple winners of the World’s Best Airline by Skytrax’s World Airline Awards, Singapore Airlines is best known for its excellent service standards, cabin comfort, value, customer service, and of course, food. Singapore Airlines allows a piece of hand luggage that doesn’t exceed the dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20 cm and a maximum weight of 7 kg.
Razors are often considered safe or unsafe, depending on the blade’s position. But one thing Singapore Airlines doesn’t take for granted is safety. And you won’t, too. That’s why we want to consider what the airline thinks about traveling with razors.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore has regulations determining whether you can or cannot fly with razors. Of course, Singapore Airlines strictly follows the guidelines.
Let’s see how it works.
The first question is, what type of razors are allowed on Singapore Airlines? Razors are sharp objects; such things are not allowed on planes because they can become potential weapons. Singapore Airlines doesn’t allow certain razors for this reason. However, because there are different types of razors, you are allowed to have some razors in your hand luggage while other razors aren’t allowed.
According to Singapore Airlines, all dangerous objects, such as sharp items like scissors, knives, and razors, are not allowed on a plane because they can become potential weapons. But not all razors are forbidden on Singapore Airlines.
For example, electric razors are not known to pose any threat, so they are allowed on the plane. Also, any razor with its blade set into plastic molding is allowed with you on the plane. Otherwise, all razors that have detachable blades are not. If you must travel with them, it will only be through checked luggage.
Now that we know the general rules, can you fly with a disposable razor on Singapore Airlines? Disposable razors have the blades safely tucked in plastic molding and are not removable. As a result, disposable razors are, therefore, not a threat, although they may have sharp blades. But since the rules allow razors without detachable blades, you can fly with your disposable razor in your hand luggage.
If you’re more comfortable with safety razors, we will know the rule shortly.
Can you travel with a safety razor on Singapore Airlines?
I’m afraid the answer is no. On Singapore Airlines, you can’t have any razor that has a detachable blade. Safety razors can be a potential weapon and can’t be with you on the plane. However, the airline allows you to have them in the checked luggage where they will be inspected. However, remember to have them well sheathed to prevent them from cutting the inspectors.
Can you fly with a straight razor on Singapore Airlines?
As you must have guessed, straight razors are not allowed on the plane in the carry-on but are permitted in checked luggage. Straight razors are also viewed as a weapon and can be used to cause harm.
So, you have a fair idea of the type of razors you can have and can’t. Can you take a razor in your hand luggage? Yes, if it’s a disposable razor.
Also, you can have an electric razor with you. You can travel with these razors in your hand luggage. However, if your razor poses a threat, like a straight or safety razor, you can’t have them in the hand luggage. You can, however, have them in the checked baggage.
Wondering if you can bring a razor through security? If you have a razor that is deemed a dangerous weapon, then it won’t be allowed on the plane. Remember that airport staff can also use discretion to allow or refuse materials that may pose a threat.
If you’re more comfortable with an electric razor, you won’t have any problems at any stage of your flight. Whether you want to have it in your checked luggage or carry-on bag, an electric razor is allowed freely aboard Singapore Airlines. That is because an electric razor removes air without sharp blades. As you must have suspected, the blades and not just the razors, are a problem to airport security.
Razor blades are strictly prohibited by most regulatory authorities worldwide, not just Singapore. Razor blades are sharp and therefore aren’t allowed on the plane. If you must travel with them, it can only be through checked luggage, and they must be well sheathed. Unsheathed sharp objects can cause damage and injuries to inspectors, and you don’t want that.
The rules with liquids are universal, and that includes most shaving creams. You can carry liquids, gels, and aerosols in a travel-size container of 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters. You are also limited to only one quart-size bag. This rule covers aerosols, shampoos, and lotions.
You can only bring the appropriate type of razors on board. Straight razors and blades aren’t allowed for obvious reasons on domestic flights per safety regulations.
As expected, things are often stricter on international flights. So, you can only travel with disposable and electric razors. Razors with removable blades are prohibited.
We have a detailed post on what to expect when traveling with a razor on various international flights.
Singapore Airlines says nothing about the number of disposable razors you can have on board. But, remember, you’re only allowed a maximum of 7kg of carry-on luggage, so you should take only the number you need. You can carry as many as possible in your checked baggage.