Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/14

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Flying with fiim
From: "Jeffery L. Smith" <>
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 16:57:49 -0500

More appealing? More like less appalling. I'm going to Seattle next week
and am not even bothering to take a camera.

- -----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of B. D.
Sent: Sunday, April 14, 2002 4:27 PM
Subject: [Leica] Flying with fiim

Went through security Friday at Boston's infamous Logan Airport - with
70 rolls of film, all removed from their little containers, all in
ziplock bags.

First the security personnel told me that the film would have to go
through Xray. But, having given myself plenty of time, I told them that
FAA regs give me the right to demand a hand inspection, and I was
demanding it. Jr. inspector goes to senior inspector, and finally they
say okay.

I go through the scanner - no wand, no shoe check - and then I sat and
read a book for 40 minutes while some kid, and I use the word advisedly,
examined each and everyone of the 70 rolls. He tried using one of the
explosive swipes for three or four rolls before putting it through the
machine, but his supervisor "caught him" and made him use a fresh swipe
for every roll. Meanwhile, my equipment case went through the machine
without even a second look - no hand check, no nothing.

Digital is looking more and more appealing. ;-)

B. D.

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