Cathay Pacific now has carry on baggage limit of 7kg, or 15 lbs, plus one small extra item. Despite a check of their website, and a call to their contact line, this "extra item" seemed to be left very vague. This will be important on our upcoming trip to Bali, as I usually avoid checked bags if at all possible. I'm sure you all have your horror story of lost/ delayed bags.
So I am wondering how big an extra item can be, without causing hassle at check-in. Has anyone had experience with this? I'm thinking of small back pack. With those weight limits, it will be hard to get away with less, but I also don't want to be told I am over size/ weight at the last minute.