I understand the dimensions of these bags are 35x20x20 cm and that there is a bag sizer at the airport. I'm getting paranoid that I will end up being charged so just wanted to talk about the type of 2nd hand luggage bag I have. It is a squishy ladies handbag. If I measure the length from seam to seam its 33cm, the width at the widest part is exactly 20cm and the seam to seam height is 20cm, but, the thinnish handles may make the height slightly more so will this be taken into account? If i don't fill it to bursting point then squished down it makes the perfect dimensions but just how strict is this going to be as it will be the first day, will people be getting tape measures out at the gates? I'm wondering whether I'm better of just taking a smaller handbag and then see what its like for next time I fly!
So, what kind of bags did you take and were they measuring every single one?
I look forward to hearing from anyone who can advise me!