Okay, the time has come (this Sunday) for me to fly to Houston, TX, Phoenix, AZ and Columbus, OH for business. I'll be gone for almost 5 weeks. I shall be bringing my trusted bass, as nights in the hotels are pretty boring. So I have some questions for anyone who has traveled with their bass before. I won't let them "check it in," so: How do I get it through the metal detector thing-a-ma-bobber without security flipping out, and forcing me to check it in? How do I get it past the gate, onto the plane, without the check-in people giving birth to a cow and pronouncing me evil? How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? What's the best place to keep it on the plane for safety? Thank you to all my brothers and sisters in bass!