Pilot’s View of Baggage Tony Osborne’s article on the RAES recommending locking the stowage bins has generated a lot of debate (June 18-July 1, p. 30). As a pilot, I’m inured to hearing our cabin attendants request that passengers remain seated until the aircraft reaches the gate, and as a deadheading “passenger,” I’m often bemused to see other passengers jump up to retrieve their overhead baggage as soon as the aircraft comes to a halt, then wait ...

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