We can no longer carry our cues on the plane with us and on top of that, the airlines charge us all these baggage fees!
I now carry my cue like this in my checked bag:
It will be surrounded by clothes and essentials in 24 hours!
The key to this suitcase is the size - roughly 30 inches by 19 inches. If you get one even an inch smaller, take your case to the store to see if it fits first. It's a snug fit, but this works well for me.