A&P question for film guys v. flying with film

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  1. Kamekaze v.OT

    Kamekaze v.OT New Member

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    I'm heading out to Napa for a few days next week and wanted to shoot some tri-x while I'm out there. I heard the x-rays at airports can cause unprocessed film to fog up. Anybody here flown with film recently? Any way to make sure it will still be alright when I get home?
     
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    Tell em you have film and they'll do a hand inspection i believe
     
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    It's only really a problem with 3200 iso film. I've flown with film like 10 times, and each time they're like "is it ISO 3200?"

    I just make sure I throw one or two 3200ISO in there so that I can say "Yeah, it's not going through the xray".

    I used to say it was 3200 even if it was all 50/100/200, and then once the dude actually looked and was like "THIS ISNT ISO 3200 STOP WASTING EVERYONE'S FUCKING TIME" and everyone looked at me like I was an asshole :hs:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    empty out your fucking PM box. :mad:
     
  5. mojito

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    you can, but they'll look at you and look at the line and give you major shit.
     
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    Don't have film in your camera when you get to TSA because they will likely make you open it.
     
  7. Kamekaze v.OT

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    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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  9. Pitt

    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    I have a lead lined bag for film. it works
     
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    I've heard too many stories of the xray being cranked up to because of that, thus subjecting the film to even stronger xrays?
     
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    used led lined bags for years without problem
     
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    light emitting diode?
     
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    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    paper > rock
    lead > xray
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I flew right after 9/11 with a computer tape in a lead?-ish pouch and just told them what it was. They passed it around the x-ray and metal detectors without even looking inside of it
     

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