Increased volumes of cabin baggage mean that airlines need to emphasise to passengers that leaving an aircraft safely in the event of an incident means doing so without their belongings. Simon Phippard, Of Counsel at Bird & Bird, reports...

One of the noticeable features of the terrible recent events in Brussels was the apparent hazard created by hundreds of abandoned suitcases in the check-in hall, some of which may have been further unexploded devices. But perhaps also unsurprising were the CCTV images of passengers fleeing from the terminal building with their baggage.

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