B737Captain1980 wrote:OneSexyL1011 wrote:At some point its probably a good Idea to have locking mechanisms for over head bins from out of blocks to 10,000 ft and vise-versa. Nobody should be up out of their seat at that point anyway, and in case of an emergency like this they remain locked for the evacuation. Include a crew only manual over ride (key of some sort) should one fail during normal operations.
I feel that would prevent people from opening the bins and grabbing their suitcases.
RIP to all who perished.
Great idea but one has to wonder if a pax would then bang on it wondering why its locked. I once had a female pax demand the first three over head bins be used to safely transport her wedding dress and ALL other bags be removed. Lucky for her it was an empty flight.
I am sure people would probably bang and try to open them, but once they realize its a lost cause they may just move on. Still probably less time involved over opening and grabbing your bags. Or just possibly make an announcement thats part of the preflight safety briefing stating as much.
"Overhead bins will remain locked during taxi, take off, landing and in the event of an emergency evacuation"
Thats about all we can really do I think.