great all around bag! it's well padded and has enough room to fit my boots and gear snuggly. have not traveled by air with it yet, but i'm certain it'll do its job protecting my boards. my only con is it has place to strap on a skateboard on the bottom of the bag to double as a wheelie, but i don't skate. perhaps it could be better as a strap so you can carry it like a backpack instead.