After two comfortable nights at a friend's house, thank you Dave and Kelly, we managed to get some rest and got our panniers packed.
Our two large panniers and one small Pannier were conglomerated together to form one carry on luggage each.
We decided to go six hours early to check our bags/bikes. We got our boarding passes and checked our "luggage".
The security unboxed or bikes, checked the seat post and frame, un packed the tent, unrolled it checked the poles and inspected the pedals. It was all good.
The bonus was that we got to use the security tape to re tape our boxes. Their tape is much stronger than the dollar store packing tape.