If you have a shipping-worthy hard case, I'd take it, insure it fully and check it in the hard case.
Frankly, I would not carry on with a gig bag...because every airline can allow it or not at their whim. If they say no, checking a bass in a gig bag is a recipe for disaster. You won't be able to carry on in a hard case.
You could also ship it in the hard case - it's going to cost you $$ to either ship it or check it.
I don't need the aggravation - I'd take two weeks off from bass.
"The best way to tell a lie is to tell the right amount of the truth, and then shut up." Robert A. Heinlein
Last edited by Pilgrim : 11-07-2012 at 11:58 AM.