Your Luggage or Your Life

Every time there is an air disaster with survivors, news reports come out about how passengers do something incredibly stupid. Having survived the crash, they are told to evacuate the plane as quickly as possible before things get worse, like the plane catching fire. The reason is simple, you’ve beaten the odds and survived a plane crash, now you need to get out of the plane right away or that celebration might be short lived. So the absolute LAST THING you should do in this situation is get your luggage out of the overhead bin, yet pesky human nature just loves to do the wrong thing at the wrong time.

Just last week an Emirates 777 crash landed in Dubai and even though everyone got off the plane safely before it burst into flames, about half the passengers endangered their own lives and the lives of their fellow passengers by grabbing their luggage on the way out. And this wasn’t an isolated incident, as Bloomberg News points out, it has happened over and over again. Some people are making the rather convincing argument that anyone in this situation who takes their luggage with them should be prosecuted for attempted manslaughter, it’s hard not to agree with them.

Emirates airline Boeing 777-300   gutted by fire due to a mechanical failure at Dubai international airport.
Emirates airline Boeing 777-300 gutted by fire due to a mechanical failure at Dubai international airport.

So please, if you’re ever in a terrible situation like this, leave your luggage and get your ass off the plane NOW! If you just happen to be traveling with our SkyRoll Luggage we’ll make you a promise to replace your burnt SkyRoll free of charge. It’s just our way of saying that your life, and the lives of the other passengers, is more important than a suitcase.