Contact your airline for their specific carry-on limitations and surcharges for oversized baggage.
Below are some tips about what to do should you have an accident with your instrument:
All instruments and bows should be insured against damage.
What is a “False” String?
A “false” string is one with uneven thickness and mass along its length. This skews the relationship between finger position and resulting pitch. Finger placement that would be accurate on a normal string will be out of tune on a “false” string. To compensate, a musician would be forced to adjust their fingering from the normal location. Double stops become exceptionally difficult to play in tune.