Anyone done this? I have a HSC that I haven't fitted yet with my Sterling. I'll be traveling to Los Angeles for a festival in which I'll be performing on Thursday. What I'd like to do is take the bass in my gig bag and carry it on. What I'm finding out is that: I may be able to carry it on. I might have to "gate check" it. I may be f&cked. So here we are. I'm going to call the airline tomorrow (incidentally, it's Alaska) and see what their policies are. I read some online stuff written by a guy who traveled a lot with his guitar, plus something more recent by Vic Wooten. Basically they both said to lay low and, if confronted, smile confidently. Hopefully they just let me on. I'm a freakin' bass player. I'm harmless!