Do we really use "notorious high powered x-ray machines" over here? They don't seem to affect my films. I went to Berlin last year via Frankfurt and I carried Superia 800 through at least 6 x-ray machines. At one point the operators thought the film canisters were batteries and I had to show them what they were - they put the films back through the machine for good measure. Photos seemed fine.
Sorry to make unfounded accuastions it must have been something I read that was obviously erreonious or I mis-interpreted it as applying to hand carry-on. I know that checked baggage in the US and everywhere else gets a rather healthy dose I must have mis-interpreted this fact. Again sorry to be an alarmist am looking forward to the food, sights and a great time seeing how the rest of the world lives.
No escaping it!
I must step on fallen leaves
to take this path