I've probably read every post on TB on this subject, but I'll be traveling multiple times in the U.S. this summer and I'm just plain tired of lugging my SKB flight case around airports. I've haven't carried my bass in a gig bag onto a plane since the 80's, when that's all I did. Since 2000 or so, I've always gate-checked the bass in a flight case like the "regular" SKB case. Now it will be the Fender hard case that came with the new Fender Am Pro bass I recently acquired. Can I use my MONO M80 bass case and be reasonably confident that flight attendants will accommodate me? Or if they can't accommodate me, will the sorta rugged MONO case be okay for the gate check? I know this is probably a tired subject by now on TB, but I need to decide soon which way to go.