In this dark age of ours, where we read a lot about how frustrating it can be to travel as a film photographer ... the ignorance of security staff at airports and the near impossibility to have film hand checked and people constantly worried about x-ray damage ... I would like to announce that not everything is lost... While traveling out of Osaka/Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Japan this April I experienced some great service by the security staff! As always I put the clear plastic bag with my film (about 30 rolls) on the tray in front of the airport scanner, which immediately caught the attention of the operator who asked me if it was okay for the film to go through the scanner or if I wished a hand check ... The last time I flew out of KIX in 2012 something very similar happened, one of the staff took the clear plastic bag from the tray and started to check it manually in the background without even bothering to ask me ... So now I am starting to think that this was more than just coincidence or luck but maybe some kind of policy by the airport security ... Anyway, great service and KIX gets my vote for "Film Friendly Airport of the Year 2014"!