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Re: Why would you stop for your carry on?


@Retired Legal Secretary wrote:

@Sooner   I didn't insinuate anything. I just stated news reports.  And while there are alot of situations where you don't know what your reaction would be, I am 100% certain in a fire I'm out of there. No personal property is worth dying for.

 

I heard of  another crash instance where people did the same thing. All I can say is if I'm trying to get my loved one and myself off a burning gas can with wings you best get out of my way,


@Retired Legal Secretary   I didn't address my comments to you specifically.  I simply commented on the situation and on my take on it.  

 

Having been in an emergency situation I don't care to discuss, I can tell you sometimes rational thinking goes out the window.  That is all my point was.  A point, not pointed. 

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Re: Why would you stop for your carry on?

The visuals of people running/walking away from the engulfed aircraft with luggage, backpacks, etc., may've caused speculation that was reported on the news.

 

In the days to come, I'm positive surviving passengers will be able to verify if this did indeed happen.

 

I will base my feelings after that.

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Re: Why would you stop for your carry on?

This isn’t the first time I have heard this happening in this type of situation. Grabbing your bag you have with you is one thing, but trying to remove things from the overhead bin in an emergency is just all wrong. 

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Re: Why would you stop for your carry on?

Maybe the overhead bins popped opened upon impact causing the luggage to fall on people & onto the aisles.  Folks grabbing luggage to clear the aisles????

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Re: Why would you stop for your carry on?


@proudlyfromNJ wrote:

This isn’t the first time I have heard this happening in this type of situation. Grabbing your bag you have with you is one thing, but trying to remove things from the overhead bin in an emergency is just all wrong. 


Sure, and we don’t know if they had their bags with them already (mine is always under the seat in front of me) or if they had to retrieve them from overhead bins. Many people carry meds they can’t live without, in their carryons.  Type 1 diabetics, for instance.  

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Re: Why would you stop for your carry on?


@september wrote:

@proudlyfromNJ wrote:

This isn’t the first time I have heard this happening in this type of situation. Grabbing your bag you have with you is one thing, but trying to remove things from the overhead bin in an emergency is just all wrong. 


Sure, and we don’t know if they had their bags with them already (mine is always under the seat in front of me) or if they had to retrieve them from overhead bins. Many people carry meds they can’t live without, in their carryons.  Type 1 diabetics, for instance.  


The darn plane is on fire! Who cares about their meds? 

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Re: Why would you stop for your carry on?

Who cares about their meds?  Maybe people who are in a state of shock and panicking.  Like I said earlier, I’ve never been in a plane crash.  I’m not sure what would be going through my head.  

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Re: Why would you stop for your carry on?

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@september wrote:

@proudlyfromNJ wrote:

This isn’t the first time I have heard this happening in this type of situation. Grabbing your bag you have with you is one thing, but trying to remove things from the overhead bin in an emergency is just all wrong. 


Sure, and we don’t know if they had their bags with them already (mine is always under the seat in front of me) or if they had to retrieve them from overhead bins. Many people carry meds they can’t live without, in their carryons.  Type 1 diabetics, for instance.  


It doesn't matter if the bag is in the overhead or under the seat in front of you, if you have to evacuate, you are supposed to leave everything.  That's why I keep my ID, a credit card and some cash in one pocket and my cell phone in another. You get up and get out.  You don't take anything with you. There's another article about this in the NY Times today. 

 

There's also an article in USToday that says the forward flight attendant was "grabbing people by the collar" and pushing them towards the exits because they were stopping to retrieve their belongings. 

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Re: Why would you stop for your carry on?

I'm sorry I read this now.  I didn't hear it on the news but it sounds right.  As a people, we have become foolish, selfish, greedy and clueless.  They cared about their "stuff" more than they cared about human life, even their own.  

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I have never been in a plane crash either but I'm 99.9% sure that if a plane is engulfed in flames and there are people behind me ready to be burned up in those flames, I'm not diddling around getting my bags, I'm getting the heck out of there and trying to help others get out as well.   I cannot imagine anyone knowing there are people in that situation and just not caring.  

 

A couple of weeks ago we were on a flight and prior to take-off they went through all the emergency information and yes, it was specifically mentioned that in an emergency situation, you are to exit the plane immediately, leaving all personal belongings in the overhead bins or under the seat.  You do NOT stop to retrieve items.