I have just discovered that my employer has bought me an "economy light" ticket for a business trip to Frankfurt. No-one actually checked with me whether this was what I needed. According to Lufthansa's website, this allows one piece of carry-on baggage of up to 8 Kg.
I will be carrying my laptop with me as well as my clothes, and in total the bag as packed weighs about 8kg.
My question is whether the allowance includes a handbag, or whether I can carry a handbag with my purse etc in it too? - All other airlines allow this in addition to carry-on baggage, but Lufthansa's website makes no mention of this. If I have to put my money, glasses and so on into the carry-on bag it will weigh more than 8 kg, and I risk it being taken from me and put in the hold - which I obviously would like to avoid since I don't want my money, computer etc in there.
I am in a dilemma now - do I take an extra bag with me to decant the computer and so on into in case my handbag counts on top of the carry-on bag? Or is it OK to actually take a handbag on board without losing one's carry-on!
Many thanks for advice! This sounds paranoid, perhaps, but I am a little miffed by the whole situation and expecting the worst.