Alright the day after Christmas, my band is going to Paris for the New Years Eve Parade in Chantilly and then London for the New Years Day Parade, where we will also, the following day, have our jazz band perform at the executive high tea (or something like that). We HAVE to bring our uniforms as our carry-ons just in case our luggage gets lost (not hard to find another trumpet in paris or london, but a custom uniform.......). Well that means my trumpets have to go under the plane . Im really starting to freak about this because of how they load the luggage. I was thinking of using an iPac double case because I need my Aristocrat for marching, and my Strad is a MUST for jazz. I emailed the company and they said its not ATA approved, so im thinking of bubble wrapping (yes bubble wrapping) my horn. Would this work? Or am I better off just bringing my Strad and using its original hard case (1970s)? Its a different case then normal due tothis protruding "valve-holder" which holds the horn pretty securely, which MIGHT be safe enough for the flight, but im not sure. I prefer to not bring it out for the two parades and use my other horn, but am I better off using the Bach case or the iPac double? Also does anyone know any other things I can do to keep my horn (s) as SAFE as possible? Thanks, Kristina ps I dont have the time or money to go out and buy another case, so buying another case is not an option as of now.