Here is one very big reason that I am grateful to be a singer and not an instrumentalist:
Andrew shipped his double bass from Baltimore for the next year and had to borrow this enormous shipping case to get it here. The picture doesn't do it justice, but it was HUGE! He was able to rent it from Peabody. He had arranged for the delivery guy to take it with him when he left, so luckily we didn't have to worry about wrestling it into the house.
It was so big and heavy (even without the instrument in it) that Andrew had to help the delivery guy get it back into the truck!
Again, I can't say I'm jealous of instrumentalists. My instrument is nice and compact and never needs its own seat on a plane! ;)