After about 2 hours of discussing prices with the baggage agent I shoveled over $175 dollars to get my oversize (50lb) bag on the 737 jet. I left my $4000 bag sitting in the middle of the airport. I was unsure even then if it would reach my final destination with me.
Got on the plane and napped. Got off in the ATL...rushed over to my gate just in time to see my bag getting loaded on the plane to Kingston, Jamaica. Awesome.