Getting creams through airport security!?

Discussion in 'Shaving Creams' started by Silb3r, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Going on a trip soon and, even if I don't bring my own cream, I plan on bringing some back. Anyone done this?

    Do I need to check my bag? I usually travel quite light and am not accustomed to doing this but I could if necessary.

    Thanks for any guidance...
  2. TSA's Know Before You Go site is your guide.

    And they're serious about the bag being quart sized. No pint-sized, no gallon-sized. I know of two people who had their otherwise-legal stuff confiscated.

    Your best bet is to stow your stuff in your luggage. For stuff you want to bring back: ditto or mail/Fedex it to your home.
  3. If you're wanting to bring back cream in your carry-on bag, containers of liquids/gels/creams must be 3.4 ounces. Anything larger should be packed in checked luggage. They're generally pretty strict about this rule. Read more about it here.

    Sometimes stuff slips by, but if they find it, they'll either 1) throw it away 2) confiscate it or 3) let you go all the way back to airline desk and check your bags.
  4. Just squeeze some of the cream into a smaller container, like the small plastic travel jars they carry in big wire bins near the Health & Beauty Aids at Target and you should be fine.
    If you buy creams on your travels, mail them back to yourself. It'll save you airport headaches, a suitcase full of shave cream and perhaps a cavity search and beating with a rubber hose.:eek::wink:
  5. Geez, it's a good thing I'm not an Arab who enjoys wet shaving! Guess I'll be spending some time at FedEx during my travels...

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