So flying back to school today, having checked my two very large suitcases full of uniforms and clothes and all that stuff, I am all ready to get on the plane to go home. Boarding's called, I've finished my food, I'm good to go. Not so fast. "Your bag" (which fits in the airline sizing thingy, and which I carried on an identical plane the day before) "is too to carry on the plane, sir, you'll have to check it." Didn't feel like arguing (and, since I don't usually commit felonies before dinner)...so I checked it. Fan-*bleeping*- tastic. Just what I need. Obviously, the sensible thing to do would have been to take my MBP out of the bag, and take it with me on the plane. But me, being stupid, thought "well, 2 layers of bubble wrap and an InCase, plus my backpack, should be plenty for an hour-long flight." Not so. While everything works perfectly hardware wise, the whole right-front side of the casing (where the optical drive lives) is bent a few millimeters up into the case. Now how the grunts on the ground managed to do THAT to my bag in the fifteen feet from the aircraft door to the cargo bay, I do not know. But I am not happy. I know it's not AppleCare covered, and I'm sure the airline will bounce me around and never accept blame or pay damages. I'm hoping my insurance covers this. But learn a lesson - take your lappy on the plane.