Aviation authorities are considering fining passengers for taking their carry-on bags with them in emergencies.
Its a problem that’s been plaguing airlines for some time now, with some even suggesting airfares could triple if passengers continue to refuse to leave their bags behind.
A perfect example is a 2016 American Airlines flight out of Chicago.
After an engine blow out during takeoff, many passengers refused to leave without taking their carry-on bags, stalling the evacuation and seriously pissing off flight attendants.
Not to mention potentially endangering lives.
There was also this video that emerged a few months before, showing passengers blocking the isle of a crash-landed Emirates flight as smoke fills the cabin.
Robert Sumwalk, chairman of the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which investigated the aforementioned American Airlines incident, told the Chicago Sun-Times that fines are worth exploring.
“People might be less inclined to worry about their Gucci luggage” he said.
The NTSB is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct research into the issue.
Surely, the threat of incineration fulled by thousands of gallons of jet fuel is incentive enough to forget about your carry on?
What do you think? Should aviation authorities introduce fines for taking your carry-on luggage in an emergency?
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