flyingclrs727 wrote:Well how are people going to evacuate from 28" pitch seats if their legs are broken near the knee joint?
How would that person evacuate with a 40" pitch?
You can't be serious. Pretending a passenger would be lost to fend for themselves in a foreign country after an airline accident is insane. The amount of assistance they would receive from the airline would cover everything you questioned and then some. You think the passengers of Asiana 214 are still stranded at the airport in San Francisco? There is no excuse for bringing any personal items with you.
It's up to the passenger to plan for unforeseen circumstances. For example, when I fly, I wear cargo pants so my passport, wallet, phone, necessary medication and such are on my person at all times. I back up my phone and computer before I leave, just in case.
I can say with 100% certainty, that if my emergency exit is being blocked by somebody playing with their luggage, they will be moved out of the way.
The current policy is “Exit now so you don’t die.”
If that’s not enough to motivate people to evacuate quickly, then I don’t know what is.