I'll try to keep this as short as possible, but it may not be easy. I bought a used Czech-Ease bass a couple of months ago. The bass didn't come with a case, but the price was right. I assumed I would have plenty of time to order a case from Gage or find one elsewhere before I have to fly with it on Oct. 4. I did some research before I bought the bass, and as the Featherweight case weighs in at under 50 lbs. I decided that would be preferable to the standard case (obviously a good way to go with commercial air travel as you avoid overweight charges). It turns out that the Featherweight cases are out of stock with Gage until after I hit the road, and they don't seem to exist anywhere else. There is a Gage standard Czech-Ease flight case available at LA Bass Works, so I may jump on that instead. Pluses in going with the standard case: is cheaper than the Featherweight, no cost in shipping it to me, available immediately, on this run the employer will reimburse me for the oversize and overweight charges anyway. And, with the additional cost of the Featherweight case vs. the standard case (plus the cost of shipping one to me) it would take a while before the Featherweight pencils out as a cost advantage, depending on how much road work I end up doing. Minuses: In the long run, if I ever travel with the standard case and have to pay for overweight charges myself, it's going to hurt. Another question: Are there any other case manufacturers out there that could make a case for this instrument? Like the Gage cases, it would have to be under the airline size requirements. Any opinions from seasoned travelers and/or Czech-Ease users would be greatly appreciated!