Quote Originally Posted by Athiril View Post
I went through Beijing in 2008 right before the Olympic games when security was tight and they were marching through an army of police. I asked for a hand check and still got it. I have more trouble in my home country (Australia) on trying to get hand checks. Though imo it's unnecessary. Just all film has to be carry on.
I agree that it's typically unnecessary. I ordinarily wouldn't even bother with hand checks—I've never had any fogging that I've been able to see—but I knew that I'd be going through far more scans than usual while in Asia, so I'd planned on asking a few times as I didn't want to risk it. I didn't realise that I'd be that successful!


Quote Originally Posted by Athiril View Post
You should have put 1 roll through that many carry-on scans, it'd be interesting to see if that many scans have an effect.
Hmmm... That would have been a very good idea. I might try to do something like that in the near future.