I’ll be traveling to Europe in a few months and I’m struggling to understand luggage rules for any of the flight companies, most notably Ryanair. I was planning on traveling with one standard 10kg carry-on suitcase, and one medium-sized backpack as a “personal item”, which I usually do not pay for when traveling in my country, it generally fits under the seat. But it seems like I’d have to pay for the backpack as if it were a 10kg suitcase in most of European flight companies. Is this truly the case? Looking at the size rules for some companies like Ryanair and Tap makes it seem like they only allow very small bags as personal items, do they actually check size and weight of these?
I’ll be doing Lisbon > Rome > Venice > Paris > London