And remember this aircraft was only half full……
Never mind duty free breaking at the bottom of the chute, am I correct in assuming hi-highs are banned because of the damage they can do to the chute. I submit that hand luggage could also cause damage to the chute.
I’d add that I would also ban the use of personal headphones & devices until the “ping” goes off.
On a recent flight I was blissfully unaware that the CC had made the announcement to prepare the aircraft for landing…..In situations like this , as Manchester and elsewhere has proved, seconds can make a difference between everybody escaping and others not !