So I'm going from Portugal to the States (utah) at the end of this year and I want to take my bass. I'm flying at American Airlines. Does anyone has any experience in this airline? I've read around the web that the best way was to take a gigbag and just ask politely to stock it in the cabin. But I've got a problem. AA says in one place that I need to have a hardcase bag and in another one it says I doesn't So... What should I do? My bass isn't very expensive (its a yamaha rbx374) but its the only bass I have and I really like it so... taking it on the cargo should not be an option.