dude, swix is cheap and good, and decent padding for travel. about $60 US for a double. those new ski-tubes seem to be good for traveling...here's the thing. the boys at the 'port go through everything these days, ex. they pored my wifes shampoo all over her clothes last month, and stole a limited edition pocket knife from my toiletries bag last year. NW air has made a hobbie out of losing or damaging my old mans skis and gear (they're ok about forking over the $$$ though) over the years; no wonder he always flies them? bottom line, if someone wants to do damage to your stuff, they will...if you go with ski-tube, get the "FAA" cert. cheasy-ass locking pin, so they can just destroy your skis and gear, not the plastic case.