I'm flying from Gatwick to Toronto in May. I've got a 5kg hand luggage allowance and was shocked yesterday when I found out my beautiful Chloe handbag weighed 3.8 kg! So off I go today to Debenhams to get a cheap handbag that I can throw away after my holiday. I found two that were suitable but then I remembered that the dimensions of hand luggage included the handles. Both of the bags I looked at had long straps, but they are flexible so could easily be tucked away. So, my question is... Will the flexible handles included in the bag's measurements, or will it just be the bag?