I've got a bunch of pro camera gear - a body, 4 pro lenses, a handful of accessories - that I'm taking with me to Machu Picchu.
I'm reading about the carry on limits for Star Peru and LAN, and I'm not sure what to do. Star seems to be the most restrictive, with only 8 pounds carry on, while LAN seems to allow up to 35 pounds carry on, but only for premium tickets which never seem available.
My Pelican case with my camera gear in it weighs about 32 pounds. This is the one thing I really need to carry on. It's sized for international carry on, so it's small enough from a dimension perspective.
I also have a camera backpack that weighs 3 pounds empty. I'd be fine checking it empty if needed. And a large sized piece of luggage that I will check.
But I really am not comfortable checking the camera gear. It's just too much money and too fragile, even in the pelican case.
Any advice, especially from people who have travelled with camera gear before? I'm happy to pay more if needed.
Thanks in advance for any help!