I did a search, but couldn't find an exact answer. I am flying on a couple of little planes next week. USAir. I am planing to take a guitar with me. My thought was to put the guitar in a gig bag. Either a Mono case or a Reunion Blues (Guitar Center) version. I want to get a Cronkite bag for future use, but too late for this trip. These are the two bags I have. I will most likely have to gate check. Does anyone have experience gate checking either of these bags? If I take a hard case, I am afraid they will make me check it all the way through. The Mono is lighter and more comfortable. The RB is smaller (more likely to fit into small places), but seems a little firmer. The guitar is insured, but I would still prefer not to break it. Thanks for any insights or advice.