Episode 043 – Barbers’ Tools and TSA’s Rules

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Can we carry our shears in a carry on bag? Who can we ask to make sure?

About this episode…

Nearly every week or so, I see Barbers asking about what we can and cannot keep in our carry on bags when we fly. As I go through these discussions, I see many different answers, yet I don’t see a lot of definitive answers, so we remain confused. In this episode, we talk about:

  • What we can and can’t carry (you’ll be surprised)
  • The limits of the shears and liquids that we carry
  • Our options when we accidentally take something to the security line that can’t go through
  • Talking with TSA

About my Guest

Eric Guthier is a TSA Headquarters Uniformed Advisor for TSA’s Administrator. From Roanoke, Virginia, Eric joined TSA in 2008 and served as a Supervisory Transportation Security Officer (STSO) and Transportation Security Manager (TSM) for a total of 12 years. He began his career as a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) in Nome, Alaska; one of the most remote airports in the continental US. After relocating to Cordova, Alaska in 2011 as an STSO, he settled in Roanoke in 2013.

Contact my Guest

If you have questions before traveling, visit the “What can I Bring” function in the top right corner of their website: https://TSA.gov

Text questions by texting the word TRAVEL to Ask TSA, (275 872) 

They can also be reached via Facebook Messenger and on X or Eric, or would like more information or help to find someone who can help you in your area, reach out to her:

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