Thanks! Yeah, I decided not to risk your Sage after a few candid phone conversations with Continental Airlines. They basically told me that given the dimensions of the case, I would offically have to check it. They said I might be able to stow it in the gally as Sully suggested. However, when flights are heavily booked, that space becomes less available. The superbowl and the freezing NE temps has increased Florida travel towfold. This coupled with a stop and change of planes in Cleveland convinced me that it wasn't worth the risk. The price was right on the Redington and it even came with a 31" hard case. That lifetime, no questions asked guarantee was the clincher.