Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: London and Paris Trip- Airport Security
From: "Robert Stack" <>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 17:12:41 -0500
References: <>

Hi Bill:
My wife and I departed through both DeGaulle and Heathrow this past March.
I could not get hand inspection at either (the French gave an emphatic no
and British a polite refusal).  I used APX 25 and 50, Techpan and T-max 400
on the trip and found no fogging.  FYI I have only been able to get hand
inspection in Europe at Kloten in Zurich.
I saw Jim's response about presentation of the film.  I always try the same
approach, but it met with no success at Paris and London.  May be it was the
time of day , my smile, or  who knows what that got me the turn -down and
Jim the success.  Hope that helps. Bob

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Brick" <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2000 12:19 PM
Subject: [Leica] Re: London and Paris Trip- Airport Security

> Yes, if you make it easy for them. Film cassettes out of the box and out
> the canister, in one gallon (or smaller) zip lock bags. Packed tightly,
> folded over and taped so that the bag and film stays flat and rigid. They
> can quickly see that the bag contains film, and what kind of film. I
> you to include a few rolls (maybe a row) of Delta 3200 so that they won't
> be tempted to be lazy. I've used this method in the US, England, Holland,
> and Germany without any problems.
> Jim
> At 10:43 AM 5/15/00 -0500, Bill Satterfield wrote:
> >My wife ad I are planning a trip to London, then across the channel to
> >Paris on the hovercraft or the chunnel. Will they hand inspect your film
> >without sending it through the x rays? Any helpful hints out there. Any
> >good Leica sources in London and Paris?
> >

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