What do you guys do when you have a trip when you must take you're pack as checked luggage with the airlines? I'm a bit worried that if I check my pack alone (external frame) and it gets tossed and lands on the frame, the frame will likely brake under the weight of a full pack. Not a good way to start a trip.
I'm thinking about getting an over sized duffel bag and putting an empty pack in there and packing all my gear around the bag for padding. Does anyone have any strategies that they use on trips involving airline travel?