Anthony Dunn 09/09/2015 15:01 BST is spot on. Valued passengers need to make their point to BAEC. Even if there is a queue for the emergency exit this does not justify time to get luggage.
Hauling wheelie bags down an aisle and onto the chute will delay others, worse, the bag could damage the chute.
It needs to be made an offence. There is no justification for risking other peoples’ lives.