Hi folks. Must admit its been some time since I've posted at talkbass but I have a situation that I thought perhaps somebody here might have a good solution to. My son is a professional musician living in Barcelona. Stateside resides his beloved 1940's Kay upright bass. Some years ago when he first moved to Spain we explored ways to transport his bass but everything we came up with seemed pretty expensive and/or troublesome. We don't have a hardshell case and buying appears to be quite expensive. We could buy a ticket for the bass and supposedly the airlines would allow the bass to travel in a passenger seat but our experience doing so in the past at least on domestic flights is that if the bass doesn't fit, it goes in storage. Further, direct flights are rarely an option so there is the hassle of layovers, etc. He does have an upright but I know its not as good as his Kay. Suggestions are appreciated.