Hey Janek !! I know ur a really busy guy and u travel a lot these days . I wanted to ask you how come u manage to take ur bass in the plane ?? Any tips to avoid all the bs airlines put u through when u carry something bigget than a bag on board ?? I live in India and I'll be coming to the US in August maybe . And I'm planning to buy a bass there to take it back with me . Thats why i'm asking . And if they dont allow if , then as a last resort , is the hardshell case u get with basses like Fender , Music man , etc. good one to be checked in ? Thanks . I really do hope u can come to India this year . I was pretty bummed out when that eastwind festival got cancelled last year . Cheers !!