My husband and I will be traveling to France and Germany this summer. We're booked on Delta, with one leg on Air France (JFK to Paris). We're not used to doing carry-on only, but we really want to for this trip, at least on the way there.
I just bought the Rick Steves rolling carry-on, and it looks great -- I will use it. My question is about my husband's carry-on. He has a 22" bag that works fine for carry-on on domestic flights. Air France's website says their carry-on is limited to 21 x 13 x 9 inches. I am wondering if we really need to buy another bag for him, or if we should take our chances with the one we have. Worst case scenario, I'm thinking, is that we need to gate-check the bag at JFK. We'd still be able to have it near us on trains in Europe, which is one of the reasons for carry-on only. Advice would be appreciated!