Each year we bring back a couple of small wood carvings from the vendors at CSA. I have always wanted to bring back one of the larger items that they have also. Not one of the really big ones, but one of the bigger ones about two or three feet tall, like a parrot, monkey, etc. I know they say they will wrap and pack them for you, but I am concerned about the airplane. How much trouble have you had getting it on the plane and back home safely. I know it will have to fit in an overhead bin, and I really don't want to make it on the plane and either not have enough space or a flight attendant thats picky take it and have it tossed into the luggage area. I can't see paying for a nice piece and then seeing it tossed around by baggage handlers and rolling around and off luggage racks and belts. Anybody have any experience with this ???