Over my spring break, we are heading out to southern california for a week with literally nothing to do (grandma's house). My question is, would i be able to check my bmx in and fly with it (not carry on, a checked item)? I have searched and couldn't find any threads that were all that recent. Could i break the bike down and put it in a relatively large suitcase with towels/clothes protecting it? I dont really want to put it in an actual bike box, with fear of the box being destroyed and my pride and joy being directly damaged too. I am flying southwest on a direct flight if that changes the scenario.