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Posted: July 09, 2003 8:02 am/pm Quote

Hi All,

OK, I admit this is a pretty broad question.  However I don't do alot of airplane travel   :wow:  .  What's the best way to bring film on an airplane and not have it be "exposed" by any x ray machines?   I know previously I was able to carry it on and avoid the xray screener altogether.  Not sure this is still possible in the post 9/11 era.

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Posted: July 09, 2003 8:33 am/pm Quote

even carry ons  have to go thru the  security belt ,
but if its  in your pocket,  they  make you empty your pockets and put your things in a   small container,
and if I remember correctly  that doesnt go thru the belt,
they  just hand it back to you after  you've gone thru  
security yourself.......
I have a digital  now,  but when we use to take film I never
had a problem    with exposed film  and we traveled a lot.....


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Posted: July 09, 2003 8:51 am/pm Quote

Hi Nancy,

Thanks for the quick reply.  Just curious, when you traveled with film where did you carry it?

Thanks in advance!
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Posted: July 10, 2003 1:12 am/pm Quote

:flag2:  We were just discussing this a few days ago on the disnyedollarless group, someone contacted kodak about this and their reply was, under no circumstances put film in your checked baggage, the x-ray machines are to strong and will ruin it, but it is okay to put it in your carry-on bags as the x-ray machines aren't as strong, and don't put it in oneof those lead lined bags they sell, they will just pull you to the side and want to search it.  Hope this helps, Nick.

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Posted: July 10, 2003 5:26 am/pm Quote

airport security is a lot tighter  now.......  they pretty  much  search  everything......
But putting your film  in a carry on is the best  thing to do..........


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Posted: July 10, 2003 10:41 am/pm Quote

My parents had digital pictures ruined 2x's going thru the x-ray since October 2002.  They bought a lead bag for about $20-.  When my mom just came to visit she had the bag and had no trouble getting through security--no extra time (she came to Indy from Phoenix--lines are usually terrible in Phoenix and not bad in Indy).  I couldn't find a bag in my area so I had her mail one for our September flight---I don't even want to chance losing Disney pictures.  In the spring my dad took the card out of the digital camera and asked them to hand screen it---that was a major pain.  Everyone has different experiences---based on my families we are doing the bag!

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Posted: July 10, 2003 1:56 am/pm Quote

From the International Imaging Industry Association Website"

The I3A has re-issued its warning to airline passengers carrying film: hand carry your unprocessed film — do not put it in checked baggage.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has upgraded its ability to detect explosive devices that a terrorist may place aboard a commercial aircraft. While the imaging industry is in agreement with increased security measures that protect air travelers, the crew and aircraft, we serve to preserve consumers' precious photo memories.

Testing at the FAA Technical Center on the most recent version of X-ray machines that scan checked baggage has reconfirmed what I3A has known: the machines cause damaging streaks and unacceptable fogging of all speeds of film. Higher speeds of film show more damage.

The machines only affect unprocessed film — the rolls of film that you have not sent or brought in for processing, and only those in your checked baggage.

I3A offers these suggestions when traveling with film:

Do not put unprocessed film in your checked baggage.
Your film and cameras containing film should be placed in your carry-on luggage.
The vast majority of X-ray equipment used to inspect carry-on luggage use a very low level of radiation that will not cause noticeable changes to your film.
If you are traveling with high-speed film (ISO 400 or higher) and expect to go through multiple X-ray examinations, you can request a hand search. FAA regulations in the U.S. allow for a hand search of photographic film and equipment if requested.

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Posted: July 10, 2003 2:05 am/pm Quote

Kodak's Information on Traveling with Film

I am so glad I read this thread!  I had no idea that checked baggage was a bad place to put your unprocessed film.  I was going to take a bunch of single use cameras with me next month, but maybe I'll just stick with the digital and carry it with me.  I don't even have a regular camera anymore, but had gotten a great deal on some single use cameras a while back and thought they'd be great to take, but not if I have to put them in my carry-on luggage!  I have too much junk to take with me already!


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Posted: July 10, 2003 8:12 am/pm Quote

:wow:   Wow!!  Great info.  Thanks all  :bigsmile: ,  this was just the type of information I was looking for.  

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