As airlines become more restrictive regarding baggage, and baggage handlers become more ruthless in their handling or fragile items, I'm thinking hard about how best to pack the bikes for a trip. I'm thinking:
Stem & Forks off? Might protect the forks from bending and make the bag more compact.
Disk calipers off the rear? Rather than risk them being bent on the frame.
Disk rotors off the wheels too?
Unfortunately I'm flying with British Airways - I didn't find out until after I'd booked that their mission is to prevent people from enjoying themselves at all costs. Seems typical of life in Britain these days, but I won't get started on that...