Hello, I've had the SKB bass safe for only about a year and have flown with it about a dozen times. Last week I arrived in SLC with the case on the conveyer belt in 2 parts. On one side of the latch the thin part that connects to the strap broke. The airline agreed to pay for the broken case (minus 20% for "wear/tear") but I have to surrender the old one and present a receipt for a new one. I MacGyvered my way home but I'm reluctant to buy a new one. A look at Amazon reviews and apparently I'm not the only one that this has happened to. I have been in contact with SKB and they have been helpful but I'm still reluctant to trust this mechanism again. I am torn between (A) replacing this case for a new one (B) updating my MacGyver job to something a little more substantial or (C) doing away with their latch entirely and using a chain/tsa-lock insted of their plastic lock. The Bass Safe gets a lot of love here so I just wanted to share my story. Any suggestions on what I should do? Thanks in advance.