I'm sorry no one responded to your message sooner. If you're going to be traveling around esp. by air, a folder is the way to go. The excess airline baggage fees will eat you up but the Feathercraft should pack down to 1 bag. They're expen$ive but since it'll last a good 20-25-30 years, cost shouldn't be an issue.
Check out foldingkayak.com and Lyle in Durango and go see Mark at Long Haul Folding kayaks up in Cedaredge CO. Both are great guys and will give you lots of information.