For my first travel gig to beautiful Cleveland, I bought a crushproof case to bring my monolights with me. Against better judgment (read: I listened to my non-photog husband), I left the flash tubes, modeling light and glass domes inside the monolight, and had the rim around it for protection. I also wrapped the lights in bubble wrap. Both glass domes broke as did the flash tubes. Is the airline responsible for replacing any of this, or is totally my fault? Can they partially cover what was broken? And please, no mean, "You should have known better" responses. As I walked back to B&H to replace all the equipment with the entire amount of money that I earned from the gig, I just wanted to cry.