That all sounds good. No need for a crate... I have a crate in the plane. He's going to be either sharing the backseat or a crate so as long as not snippy with others should be fine. They'll be leashed to something hard anyhow.
9:45 eastern/ohio time, yes. We can chat tmrw evening and I can give you specifics on where to go at the airport - I'm not sure exactly where I'll be around there in the morning...
You can wait to mark it done until you get home on Saturday
Never know with fall weather, looks acceptable (rain showers) at this point but we'll see.
I'll PM you my # and we can catch up tmrw late afternoon and finalize things.