I plan to transport a microscope on a trip from Pittsburgh to Athens Greece. It weighs about 8 pounds. It's a high school level microscope. Is it an allowable carry-on item and an allowable checked bag item?
Which way is better, checked or carry on? I don't want to get stopped going through security and wonder if moisture condensation on lenses could be a problem with a checked bag.
Thank you for the helpful responses. I decided to go with checked bag and protect it with the original styrofoam box.