wendy: Can I take this on as hand luggage, it feels a bit heavy?
airport check-in specialist (ACS): Can you lift it?
I demonstrate that I can lift it
ACS: Yep, there’s no weight restriction on hand luggage, just size and I can see that’s the right size
Result! A 7 day vacation and all I’m carrying is hand-luggage!
Later I checked the information provided by the airline, there is a weight restriction. I preferred this ACS’s flexible, cheerful attitude towards his role.