I decided to get an Evoc bike travel bag. Considering how much it would cost for a shop to pack, ship, unpack and assemble I would use it towards a quality bag for future rides and races. This bag has been highly reviewed as easy to pack with a lot of space even for a full-suspension 29er like my Specialized Epic. All I have to do is take the wheels, pedals and handlebar off. There are separate compartments for the wheels and plenty of padding and straps to secure the frame and parts. It also folds up nicely when not in use.
This will be my first time flying with a bike, so if you have any tips for me please let me know.