New Yorker cartoon posted on the TSA blog

Many of my friends and students are traveling by air over the next few weeks. The TSA web site offers these guidelines for traveling with film and batteries. Note that TSA staff will honor requests for hand-checking film. I also suggest carrying a print-out of the ‘traveling with film’ guidelines, to help TSA officials reluctant to comply with a hand check request understand that you are aware of protocols. In short, anyone traveling with film that will be screened multiple times should request hand checks.