actually, i have a few questions. i bought a high sierra double ski bag from stp which is a bit too long considering our longest skis is only 170cm. anyway we are flying to NZ in the coming winter. what we have now are the double ski bag, and one boot bag among two of us. the questions are: 1. how to pack both skis in one ski bag CORRECTLY? the base of each ski should face to each other? the bindings should face up and down or inward or outward? the lady's ski binding is much higher than my binding. 2. apart from the skis, anything else i can pack in? (i know boots better to be carried on the plane) 3. have to mention we have two helmets too which take space too. 4. do many people really carry boot bag on the plane?i have one boot bag which can fit two pairs of boots (try just now), but then it looks huge. anyone has trouble to carry the boots on the plane? you wont have problem with the security guys? you know you really can kill/injure anyone by throwing a ski boot at him/her i am starting shopping for the bags, accessories , etc now, so want to make sure i do buy what i need. thanks.