Just got back from New York. Wanted to let everyone know about my experience with the hand check of my film while on the trip. SFO was fine when I was departing, I had it out in a baggie and the guy actually asked if I would like a hand check instead. JFK on the way back was interesting. From past experience I knew it would be an ordeal if I asked for a hand check of a lot of film, so I ran everything through the machine except for one roll of 120 that I plan on pushing to 800. I handed it to the guy working the machine and he was so shocked that I handed him the film. hehe he hased what it was and was totally staring at it... it was funny. I explained it was pro film. He then tried to pry the end of the spool off "to get the film out for inspection" I let him know trhat it was just a spool and we would expose the film if we unspooled it. He got the lead guy who came over looked me over twice and then told the guy I had to go through the second checkpoint and have them do the extra tests. The supervisor left and the guy looked me straight in the eye and said "Fuck that... just keep it in your pocket" LOL My 120 film made it home safe and sound.