Old Oct 9, 15, 8:17 am
Join Date: Jan 2014
Programs: EBD, BAEC GGL/CCR, Alitalia AlataPlus, Club Carlson Gold, SPG Plat100, HHD
Posts: 654
From my own experience it is not generally that bad - but sure I have occasionally been guilty of things like:

Laptop bag, Carry-on + suit carrier
Laptop bag, Carry-on + duty free

One thing to remember though is that I sometimes travel with double carry-on's on connecting flights for LH premium cabins, which is allowed.
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