Hey, We're moving out of Alaska (finally!) and I'll be taking my instruments. I have one electric guitar and two electric basses. They all have hard cases (but not ATA cases). I'm thinking that I'll go to UPS or FedEx and get 3 of the boxes they have that are designed to hold cased guitars/basses and taking my instruments as checked baggage with the airline. Then I'll pick them up at Sea-Tac airport, pack them in my vehicle, and drive with them to Texas. Does anyone have experience doing this? I'm a little nervous about it because of the reputation of baggage handlers with airlines...the whole "United Breaks Guitars" kinda thing. Suggestions?