In about a week i'm going to spend some time in florida for about 6 days. As i'm sure most of you know, 6 days is far too long to spend without a guitar. I will be flying on southwest airlines, which is generally one of the best as far as customer service and overall flight satisfaction. I am planning to take one guitar, a strat (I wouldnt want anything to happen to my beloved LP, would I? ). I have been told that a flight case is the only way to go. On the other hand, I have also heard that a gig bag is much better as it is less conspicuous and takes up less room in the cabin. I will never check a guitar. I have heard too many bad stories. Apparently, flight attendants are more likely to be cooperative, if you have a thin gig-bag. So, my real question is, has anyone flown on Southwest with a guitar and have you had good or bad experiences?