Gillette Mach III razors..... still an issue..?

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  1. Gaucho
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    Are the standard disposable razors like the Gillette Mach III still being confiscated at screen points... wonder if I can have this in my carry on or if Id better not.

    Thanks.
     
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    I've not had a problem in 5+ years
     
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    I've not had a problem with them either.

    By the way, does anyone know if double-edged razors are allowed on board?
     
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    Great news... thanks !!!
     
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    follow up questions,... what about regular sized toilettries like shampoo and deodorant spray....???
     
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    My deodorant is 4 fluid ounces, and has not been questioned. I don't travel with anything bigger.

    I don't use the plastic bag, rather I just leave everything in my toiletry kit. I haven't been asked to take things out in years (at least 4), though I see a lot of people who still do take things out.

    I suspect they've gotten to the point where if it looks like a reasonable amount of those small bottles for personal use, the tsa isn't doing a more full inspection.
     
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    I use stick deodorant and generally don't have a problem. It does sit in the plastic bag after being berated at one airport for leaving it in my toiletry kit ('this is just like a gel even though it's solid so you are REQUIRED to take it out...").

    As for bags out, it really depends on the airport. At IAD, they've been very strict. LAX T4 is a "sometimes" thing. DCA not usually a problem. It's not a big deal for me now that it's belts-off virtually everywhere as I have the 4th Amendment Baggie in the outer pocket of my roller bag: I swap the baggie for my belt when going into security, and swap 'em back when leaving.
     
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    Nor have I with my Mach III Turbo
    If you're talking about your father's/grandfather's "old style twist the handle and pop the double edge blade in" then technically no. n.b. "technically" as to whether the TSO screening your bag sees it or not-that is an entirely different story ;)
     
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    I use generic double-bladed disposable razors; never had a problem.
     
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    As far as I know anything over 3 oz. or aerosols are still ban, but I haven't tried pushing the limit.

    I also haven't had trouble recently traveling with a women's schick quattro razor- I figure the worst that'll happen is I'll have to ditch the disposable cartridge and get a new one once I arrive.
     
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    I use the Fusion razors with an exposed blade on the opposite side and no one has ever complained.
     
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    Occasionally you'll end up with a "rogue" someone at an airport, but not too often. 100ml or less is usually fine (even though technically w/in the US, it is 3 oz.)
     
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    I shave with a bowie knife. Shampoo is for women. Deodorant for girls. If I'm questioned about the bowie knife (or anything else) I simply remind the agent that I am Chuck Norris. I would suggest you do the same, but then you aren't Chuck Norris...
     
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    Gillette Fusion and Mach III, neither has been a problem for me.
    I am guilty though of 'getting' past the 'inspectors' with a 6.0 Oz tube of Crest Toothpaste. (Twice)
    Such a guilty feeling, I didn't sleep well for three nights over that one.
     
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    NYBanker,

    I have to know. Did you taste the wine shown in your photo?
     
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    Chuck Norris... what a wimp... :p
     
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    Dan.... Im not NYBanker, but I have had various vintages of dYquem, including various of the stellar vintages. I was gifted a case of dYquem for my wedding and I have it in my cellar - will probably open only 1 bottle and flip the rest. Amazing wines, yes, but at the current price points Im not sure I would suggest anybody buy them. I can get them at wholesale and refuse to pay. For a lot less money, look at the dessert wines made in Austria... Kracher makes some extraordinary stuff that still priced within reason (they are still expensive, but not insane).
     
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    I travel with aerosol hairspray in my carry on, 3oz bottle, and never have been stopped and had it taken. I fly 2 to 3 times per week.
     
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    One of the places you will certainly be asked to remove liquids for inspection is in your last foreign port of call on the way into the US. They still do that, and they are still required to do that and they do check for proper sizes, etc. There is still extra screening for flights to the US, and that includes screening carry ons for liquids.

    -David
     
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    That's different than my experience. Recent flights to the US from YYG, Syd and yyz (where they have a dedicated security section for US-bound flights) didn't elicit this treatment for me. I suspect, however, that practice varies from port to port.
     
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    Yes. I've had probably 8 or 9 Yquem vintages over the years. It is such a wonderful wine in most any vintage they produce (they don't sell every year).

    I'd love to do a vertical tasting some time - but would need a dozen or so people to join in for the party.

    The new Avatar - Mouton 82 - I've had but just once. The 89s and 90s are drinking optimally (to my palate at least) at present with the 82s getting a bit dusty.

    To keep on point, none of these could go through security in the US I guess.

    I may start a wine thread elsewhere.
     
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    Turn yourself in. ;)
     
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    100ml or 3.4 ounces is the official rule.
     
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    I have a shampoo bottle thats 125ml..... lets see if the TSA gets that on their radar screen.....
     

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