Gave the board to Delta in normal condition this morning, then hopped on the plane.
Got off the plane and got the board back this afternoon looking like this:
This looks pretty... dead - but figured i'd ask the experts here before trying to find a shop that might be able to do it near ATL / TN.
[Edit / Update]: Delta reviewed everything and totally stepped up - covered the cost of the board! Whew!!! Good customer care by Delta in this case