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While I can see that it is tough on people who are trying to make an emergency seem more “normal” or who revert to “standard” disembarkation routines, I do think that it would be a good idea to make an example of some of the idiots who took hand luggage. First step, perhaps, an airline ban with press announcements made to that effect but without passengers being named. Then after the next incident, public naming-and-shaming, and a stern warning that in future incidents criminal prosecutions would ensue. The criminal offence laws to do this are already in place so far as I am aware – disobeying crew safety instructions (and no doubt a myriad of other offences).

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