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    Thanks to the help here on this thread, I have received two 5 packs of BIC METAL disposables and one 10 pack of Schick Exacta 2 Sensitive. Both give very good shaves for disposables. I think I prefer the Bic Metal (ONE BLADE with metal bar), but the Schick Sensitive is not far behind.

    Thanks to all the contributors for help in this thread. I'm now set for traveling with only CARRY-ON luggage.

    But on another note, have you gents seen the mess in the airline industry? It's horrific. I dread flying. But it's still cheaper and much faster than driving long distances, so I'm stuck being on an airplane.
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    You might want to check out the BIC Hybrid 5 razors. I have a coarse beard and sensitive skin. I love the sharpness and smoothness of BIC Chrome Platinum DE blades and I found the BIC Hybrid 5 razors to be some of the best cartridge razors available for my beard. I have tried various Gillette and Schick cartridges, but the BIC is the only one that can come close to the quality of a DE shave.

    Back in the 90s, I used to fly about three weeks a month. With bonus miles, I earned my million mile flyer award on US Airways in five years. In 1999, I moved to the Chicago area. After 9/11, flying became such a hassle, I would drive to any destination less than 500 miles from home.

    I have not flown since my retirement. I forfeited about 500,000 frequent flyer miles when US Airways took was bought out by American Airlines. Dealing with O'Hare was such a hassle that I did not even want to fly for free.

    I understand that flying has become a nightmare after COVID. For those of you who have to travel by air, you have my sympathies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZipZop View Post
    Thanks to the help here on this thread, I have received two 5 packs of BIC METAL disposables and one 10 pack of Schick Exacta 2 Sensitive. Both give very good shaves for disposables. I think I prefer the Bic Metal (ONE BLADE with metal bar), but the Schick Sensitive is not far behind.

    Thanks to all the contributors for help in this thread. I'm now set for traveling with only CARRY-ON luggage.

    But on another note, have you gents seen the mess in the airline industry? It's horrific. I dread flying. But it's still cheaper and much faster than driving long distances, so I'm stuck being on an airplane.
    It's worse and worse. Before I retired I had to fly on average around 4 or 5 times a year, and my destination could be any place in the world where a ship could go. The majority of my jobs would be fly-out jobs, and the time window for meeting a ship could be very small. So not only did I have to fly a lot, but I had better not miss a connection, either. It was hell. I hated it. The only thing I hated worse about my job than getting full physicals 3 to 5 times a year was flying flying flying. Now that I am retired, I don't fly ANYWHERE. We just went to the Grand Canyon, which my wife has had on her bucket list for 50 years, and we drove. From New Orleans. We were concerned about the roadworthiness of our old Hyundai and the gas guzzling of our Dodge Ram pickup so we rented a Camry with all the bells and whistles, and it was very pleasant indeed. Even had radar assisted cruise, so I could just let it follow the car ahead and keep a safe distance. It would slow or speed up to keep up with the traffic as long as I set it slightly faster than the flow of traffic. It meeped at me if I got too close to the edge of my lane, though it wouldn't automatically steer for me. I think Hertz disabled that feature. Seats were sooooo comfy, AC worked perfectly, no way would I have been so comfortable even in business or first class. Driving rocks, with the right car. Flying sucks, on the best of commercial airlines. I feel overwhelming pity on those who are still forced to fly just to make a paycheck. It gets suckier and suckier. Wife's kiddo and her hubby live in San Jose (Peoples Demokratik Republik of Kalifornyia, not Puerto Rico) and I told her flat out I am not now and not never ever ever flying there. We will drive. Flying sucks too badly and I get a foul and evil temper when I am forced to cope with sucky crap and being treated like a convict or a suspect or a mental patient. A nice drive is pleasant. A longer nicer drive is even more pleasant. It's kind of like being on my boat. Who cares where I am going? I am already in my destination.

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