Earlier this week, passengers on board the Delta Air Lines, which flew in 1854, had to leave their planes in a hurry on inflatable slides as smoke spilled out of the cabin. This all happened after the flight touched the ground safely. The problem, reports the Washington Post was on "hydraulic oil dripping on an auxiliary engine after the plane landed".
Pictures have now surfaced online from the ordeal. They show dozens of people taking a plane walk and helping other passengers get on the tarmac. In many photos, the crew of the airline is nowhere to be seen. These pictures also show something else interesting: Many people had their carry-on luggage.
This, writes Inc is a huge no-no. Several flight attendants have explained how grabbing personal belongings in an emergency slows everything else down. "They may not care about their safety, but how dare they endanger the lives of others," said a flight attendant Inc.
That's not a new problem. Travel & Leisure writes that passengers on an American Airlines 201
For this delta flight the problem Maybe it was a lack of leadership. While other airline professionals are dismayed that passengers have brought their carry-on luggage during this landing, everything seems to be in chaos at the time. One passenger tweeted that he was "disappointed in the lead during the emergency – no direction from Delta."
So these passengers might not have known anything about the log during the chaos. Conversely, they might just want to make sure that their laptops were not lost or destroyed. Whatever the case may be, if you pack your things while evacuating, that could slow the other down. Even a backpack or a large purse under the seat can hang on something when getting off, resulting in a delay in a situation where every second counts. Incidentally, here are six great carry-ons Fast Company recently reviewed.
None of them should be taken in an emergency evacuation.