I asked for a hand search at Heathrow. Not only did they refuse, but when they realised the x-ray film bag I was carrying contained film, they insisted on removing the roll films from the bag and passing them through the scanner individually. When I complained the security guard said the scanner was film safe because it was low dose and chucked a photocopy of a Which? Magazine article at me. I tried to point out that the magazine had tested 100 asa colour films in metal cans and he was scanning Delta 3200 in paper - but I would have had more luck trying to explain it to my cat. He would at least try to listen. I think the moral s put them in a metal foil bag and keep quiet.
Actually, I am travelling overseas this week. I could fly, but because I am not going so far, I am going by ferry. This is because ferry companies treat their passengers as customers. Airports treat passengers as criminals.
The allies don't easily forget two generations of their young men's blood spilled on the soil of Continental Europe, my father was an infantry officer who helped to liberate France, Belgium and Holland who was one of the lucky ones who survived.
Taylor s Landlord is available about two miles away from my home at a real ale pub who stock many excellent beers made by small independent brewery s like Theakstons Old Peculiar
They haven't forgotten, either.
These flags fly year-round about 2 kms from where we live in France.
I recent went to Tokyo and was flying out of Detroit Metro (DTW). The security there is very tight so I emailed the airport ahead of time and asked them if they could hand search my film. They put me into contact with TSA who replied saying yes, I would be able to get a hand search. I then brought the email with me to the airport and showed it to the security people.
Maybe you should try doing something similar like that. It makes it more "official" and prevents security from feeling like they are doing something wrong by hand searching a passengers film instead of demanding it to be x-rayed.
I just gave a carbon printing workshop in Philadelphia. Upon opening my suitcase at home I discovered a note saying my suitcase was opened and inspected. I am not surprised, considering the odds and ends I had in there for the workshop. They opened up my box of prints -- I hope they enjoyed them! I had a full box of 14x17 X-ray copy film in there -- totally toast, of course, but I am planning on fixing it out and using it as a support material for carbon tissues, so no problem. I carried a box of 11x14 film in my hand baggage, though!
Actually on the SF to Philly flight and back again, I felt more like a part of a load of cattle...Quote:
This is because ferry companies treat their passengers as customers. Airports treat passengers as criminals.
Soviet help for the French and French help for the United States
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