Dear TBers, It's been 15+ years since I flew internationally with my bass for a gig...the last time was for a cruise gig in South America and Europe. It was before 9/11, and at that time I carried my bass in a gig bag and put it in the overhead bin. If there was no room, they would tag it at the plane entrance and give it back as soon as I stepped off the plane. Regulations have changed since then and most basses will not fit in the carry-on bins for domestic flights, and I'm sure it's no different internationally. In February I'll be traveling to China for a short gig. I want to bring my own bass, either my Sadowsky or my Kinal. I do not have a flight case at the moment but I do have the Sadowsky hardshell case, a Reunion Blues Continental case, and a Mono M80 bag. My hunch is the Reunion Blues will offer the best protection, but I fear that I will have to check the bass at the luggage counter. No telling what could happen to it by customs officials and TSA. For those of you who play and fly internationally, what do you recommend I do in this situation?