don't listen to this guy...my tuflite got f*cked up by the bastards at American Airlines while wrapped in bubble wrap and a towel. I had 2 boards with broken noses and bad dings on the rails towards the bottom , try to avoid any connect flights and fly direct. Luckily i had a direct flight on the way to the virgin islands and they arrived safely, on the way back i had a connect flight in Miami and I'm pretty sure that's how they got banged up.
damn, that sucks..... So i guss i will get a travel bag and still bubble wrap it, and both flights will have 1 stop... i really hope my board(s) will be okay, i do not want 2 weeks of no surf with awesome waves