Hello! In a few weeks, I will be flying overseas and will be bringing an electric bass with me. My question is whether or not anyone has had experience doing this, and if I would be allowed to bring the bass as a carry-on (I don't have a flight-rated case to check it, nor do I have the money to buy a flight rated case). United Airlines and Lufthansa and Aeroflot are the airlines I'll be on (flying from Dulles to Frankfort to Moscow to Novosibirsk). Any input would be very helpful. The manager in charge of the trip says he's checking with the airlines, but I'd like some first hand accounts from fellow bass players. Thanks!