Do you think this will be accepted into most flights in Europe as a shoulder bag, my personal item? I have a separate backpack as a carry-on that fits size restrictions without problem. I recently bought this purse, but not having much experience with tote bags or large handbags in general, I can't tell if it is appropriate or not. It seems to me like it may be too wide, but then again I have seen women in everyday life who basically walk around with suitcases on their shoulders... I used to take a messenger on flights that is about the same size, maybe a tad smaller, but it didn't *look* as wide, if you know what I mean.
I am rather worried about this.