We're flying United to Munich - connecting to Rome on Lufthansa in a few weeks.
We have planned to take rolling carry on size suitcases - soft sided with internal framing. We want to get our luggage there when we get there (had some friends just go many days in europe without any luggage) - and are taking a number of Trains around Italy so we're hoping/trying to travel light/mobile.
The bags appear to be right at the 45" total linear inches (22x14x9 = 114cm which is Lufthansa's limit.) And now I'm realizing that Lufthansa has an 8kg carry on weight limit - 18 pounds? Is that possible to be under 18 lbs with even a lightly packed rolling carry on? Anybody having their bags weighed/measured/put in the box when flying out of Munich to Rome - or other European destinations? And the fact that we're coming off a transatlantic flight into MUC and I assume walking to our Lufthansa gate directly - could that work in our favor?
Since we originate on an international flight from the US on a 767-400 with ample overhead bin space - it seems like we'll be able to carry them onto our United international flight - but then may have difficulty carrying them on in Munich on the Lufthansa A320 to Rome. I found some information where if your flight originates with a different standard then you just have to meet that standard through the whole flight - but not sure.
Has anyone had any experience with Lufthansa weighing/measuring carry-ons - and 21/22" rolling suitcases in particular?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.