Since travelling to Ireland, Scotland, and England in 2019 and flying with Ryan Air as well as Aer Lingus it appears now that both have changed the carry on sizes, also seemingly adding different “levels” of carry on items, “personal item” “carry on” etc.
So my question is regarding bringing a “carry on” item in a backpack. This backpack is one we’ve travelled with forever but now is at the limit for Ryan air carry on bag size. It’s nothing special it’s essentially a normal “school” backpack etc. maybe a little bit bigger. With a backpack that does have some ability to “squeeze” smaller than the enforced size, should it be a concern if the physical dimensions are right at the upper limit however, being made of fabric etc. it can definitely scrunch up smaller?