Has anyone ever tried to include their MacBook Pro or even MacBook Air (either SSD or HD versions) in the checked airplane luggage i.e. the luggage that gets stored in the hold, not the carryon luggage? I'm asking because I'm thinking of traveling for the best part of a year, and my business critically depends on having a computer up and running. Hence, I'm thinking of traveling with two Mac notebooks - one carried in my carry-on luggage, and another stored in the checked luggage. Thinking that this 2nd backup Mac could be a 13" MacBook Air with HD. I realise a SSD model would be more durable, but I already have an HD-model MBA, and don't want to spend extra on a new one just as a backup. Just wondering if the Mac, in the checked luggage, would survive ok - assuming it was packed in such a way that the Mac did not directly contact the edges of the suitcase where it could take direct hits. I realise it depends on how well I pack it, but I'm just wanting to hear other people's experiences, if any. As an aside, I had thought of just relying on TimeMachine, such that if my main Mac died, I could just buy a new Mac on the road and restore from TimeMachine, however, in my travels to other countries, I realise that Mac's in other countries come with all sorts of weird and wonderful keyboards, e.g. European AZERTY keyboards - so it's not so easy to simply buy a new Mac with the keyboard I am used to, i.e. US/UK.