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Will Euro flight bag fit Lufthansa size limits for personal item

Yesterday I checked Lufthansa limits for the personal item to put under the seat and the only bags close to the limits are the Veloce Shoulder Bag (which doesn't appeal to me) and the Euro flight bag, although even the latter is large in one dimension. It's 14" X 12" X 7" and Lufthansa's limits are 11.8" X 15.7" X 3.9". We have flown Lufthansa before and they were strict about luggage so we don't want to risk having to check one of our carryons. (We're traveling through Italy for a while prior to a cruise and may need to pack a little more than usual for formal nights.)

Does anyone know whether the Euro flight bag is rigid in any of its dimensions or is soft so that it can be "squished" to fit the Lufthansa limits if I don't pack it full?

Thanks for taking the time to respond.

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I just bought the Euro flight bag. It's very "squishable", not rigid at all. Nice bag, but my only beef is that the opening is too low on the front, making it easy for contents to spill out if packed full. It makes access a bit easier, though. I bought it specifically as a personal underseat item, as well as for the trolley strap on the back. I don't see why, if you didn't pack it too full, it wouldn't fit in their sizer.

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As already noted it is "squishable". I used it as my personal item on a Lufthansa flight this past March with no problem.

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Agree about the front opening being low -- I have solved that by carrying my printouts in a manila folder and placing that in the front of the bag. Very squishable, and fits great on the roller bag handle.

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I found the Euro bag too boxy to carry easily on my shoulder and I didn’t like having to pack it strategically so things didn’t fall out of the low opening. I ended up donating it to my local charity shop.

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Amazon carries numerous 'Foldable carry on travel tote' styles that are lightweight, have a travel sleeve, and basically are a shell. Though the dimensions are bigger than Lufthansa, under packed, it can fit any space. Some have d-rings to add a clip on shoulder strap. The down side is the lack of structure may make carrying it a little more cumbersome.

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Accidental Southerner, I think my Euro bag is going to suffer the same fate. I used it for the first time and the low opening and too-wide dimensions aren't going to cut it for me on a real trip. And it kind of resembles a diaper bag. Off to Goodwill.

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Or if I keep travelling long enough, it will be a great Depends bag ...