@Billy: Don't be sad! I promise to have everyone from the forum out for a miniature ambient music fest on the beach!
@Mac: Yea, I've seen some rather shocking footage regarding baggage handlers and their, erm, "treatment" of the passengers' property. Whenever I travel, I do everything I can to avoid checking anything, but I've never flown with music equipment before...so I know I'm going to have to make some concessions. I'll definitely check out those cases you mentioned.
@MFischer: Sounds like you've had great luck as a traveler! I'm rather jealous, honestly. I'm sure they're going to pull my looper/delay pedal out and claim it's some sort of explosive device...hence banishing me to a dark hole somewhere in eastern Europe for the rest of my days! I jest, of course; thanks for the tips.
The Traveler guitar I have is an acoustic/electric, and it doesn't sound terrible...just not as nice as my Tele! I'm wondering if I can get it where I want it once I pick up a solid DI box. That would make all of this much easier...