On a recent short flight from CWL to DUB on FR the cabin crew were rushed off their feet to complete an in flight pay bar and shopping service. Then the flight deck anounced "cabin crew ten minutes to landing" which seemed to startle them. They finished up, slammed the trolleys back into the galley and proceeded to be seated just in time and only fastened the shoulder part of their seatbelt but never fasended the lap section. There were 2 CCMs sitting directly in front of me. I was seated in 1A. Is this against regs?
Also during landing the crew were furiously completing paperwork and had no opportunity to observe cabin safety.
The Cabin Crew had also stowed their luggage and coats in a open compartment in the forward galley. If I'm not mistaken this is also against regs?
I'm all for cabin crew being dynamic but this definitely seemed to be at the expense of safety. I regularly travel EI/BD/US/BA and I have never seen crew not fasten their seatbelts fully or for that matter be so distracted for landing or stow luggage improperly for that matter.
Does anyone have an opinion on the above? I would greatly appreciate it.