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Microwaves On Board SQ And EK  
User currently offlineAvina10 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 15 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5421 times:

Hi! I read that SQ and EK have microwaves on board for their J and F class passengers. Does anyone know what kind of food they currently serve that can be heated on the microwave? Snacks maybe? Pizza?

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User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5402 times:

BA has microwaves onboard for part of the Club Kitchen experience. Not used very often! It can be used to heat soups and some ready meals that you will find in the larder, all you have to do is ask for it to be heated. Perhaps a greater choice would mean this machine would be used more.

User currently offlineGeo772 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5329 times:

When I have flown in Club World I always find the main meal to be more than sufficient to keep me going. Outside of 'meal times' I might have the odd biscuit with a cup of tea, but I never really fancy something hot. I suspect that this is what many other passengers are like.

I suspect it might be used more if BA were to operate really long daylight flights more often, however most of the longer flight are night flights and people in CW do tend to just get their heads down and sleep.

I think having a microwave onboard adds perceived value to the travelling experience. It gives one the ability to have a decent bowl of soup, rather than a cup-a-soup, as well as having other hot snacks, BA does stews and things like that. Otherwise all you'd have on offer in sandwiches, salads, fruit, crisps and other 'junk' food!

Quoting Avina10 (Thread starter):
Pizza?

I hope not, I truly believe microwave pizza is the scourge of the earth, pizza should be cooked in a dry, ideally stone oven. Makes me hungry just thinking about it.



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User currently offlineWNCrew From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1485 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5142 times:



Quoting Geo772 (Reply 2):
I think having a microwave onboard adds perceived value to the travelling experience. It gives one the ability to have a decent bowl of soup, rather than a cup-a-soup, as well as having other hot snacks, BA does stews and things like that. Otherwise all you'd have on offer in sandwiches, salads, fruit, crisps and other 'junk' food!

Well, you could still have hot food just not hot QUICK food. These microwaves are in addition to the common convection ovens found onboard MOST carriers (save for a few LCCs, yet even some CRJ's and ERJ's have ovens!)

Depending on the meal being served and instructions from the catering dept. meals can take upwards of 15mins to re-heat/prepare in the convection oven vs. a microwave which would be much quicker!



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User currently offlineAvina10 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4474 times:

What would you think about offering popcorns?

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8467 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4433 times:



Quoting Geo772 (Reply 2):
I truly believe microwave pizza is the scourge of the earth,

Bah! There's nothing better then reheated day old pizza! It's something that betters with age.


User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4417 times:



Quoting Avina10 (Reply 4):
What would you think about offering popcorns?

Microwave popcorn has this unfortunate tendency to catch fire if left for too long. I could see that being an issue in the confines of an aircraft.


User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5162 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4222 times:



Quoting Avina10 (Reply 4):
What would you think about offering popcorn?

Continental Airlines used to serve (microwave) popcorn in the Coach Lounges of its B747s and DC-10s in the 1970s. Those were the days!



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User currently offlineEbbUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4130 times:



Quoting Geo772 (Reply 2):
When I have flown in Club World I always find the main meal to be more than sufficient to keep me going.

Whenever I fly, I eat SO much! I always eat before I board then eat on board and continue eating and pestering FA's.

When I flew Club World, well it was easy there was plenty of food to munch on even after I had eaten my set meal.

Microwave or not just keep it coming!


User currently offlineAvina10 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4038 times:

Has anyone tried to make scrambled eggs in the microwave?

User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 905 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3885 times:

The way to make scrambled egg in a microwave is easy. You have the power LOW (on mine it is 30%) and only have it on for 1 min at a time. Stir each time and it will be fine!

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3848 times:



Quoting LHR777 (Reply 6):
Quoting Avina10 (Reply 4):
What would you think about offering popcorns?

Microwave popcorn has this unfortunate tendency to catch fire if left for too long. I could see that being an issue in the confines of an aircraft.

You ever have anyone burn microwave popcorn, you know how badly that smells. No imagine that in an aluminum tube for the next 8 hours.

That said it would be a good snack and it is damned near fool proof to make... you push the button that says popcorn. Yet the aforementioned office nitwits manage to burn popcorn on a regular basis.



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User currently offlineScrappy27 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3833 times:

At BA we are given strict instructions only to heat the mini meals/soup provided by the airline... We are not even allowed to heat up milk for babies, using them... Alot of BA crew feel they're a waste of money!

User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3801 times:
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Quoting Avina10 (Reply 9):
Has anyone tried to make scrambled eggs in the microwave?

Yes, when I was a kid I remember trying to put a whole raw egg in the wave...big big mess, but if you clean off the sides of the microwave's cabin, you have yourself a bowl of scrambled eggs!



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User currently offlineAvina10 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3524 times:



Quoting Scrappy27 (Reply 12):
At BA we are given strict instructions only to heat the mini meals/soup provided by the airline... We are not even allowed to heat up milk for babies, using them... Alot of BA crew feel they're a waste of money!

Hi Scrappy, and how are those mini meals? Do you like them?


User currently offlineTonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1448 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3397 times:



Quoting Scrappy27 (Reply 12):
At BA we are given strict instructions only to heat the mini meals/soup provided by the airline... We are not even allowed to heat up milk for babies, using them... Alot of BA crew feel they're a waste of money!

I have never been asked by a passenger to heat the offerings we have. I actually have never seen the thing used. I think I opened the door once to look inside out of curiosity!!! LOL!



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User currently offline777boi From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

The microwaves are purely for soup, milk and generally liquids! They make meat extremely tough and bread heated in them goes rock hard! Very rarely are they used for the heating of meals!

User currently offlineTonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1448 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3140 times:



Quoting 777boi (Reply 16):
The microwaves are purely for soup, milk and generally liquids!

At least you are able to use them for this. We have soup alright but we arent even allowed to heat milk on ours!



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User currently offlineAvina10 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

I think it would be useful to use the microwave for crew meals

User currently offlineHighpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2551 times:



Quoting Tonystan (Reply 17):
At least you are able to use them for this. We have soup alright but we arent even allowed to heat milk on ours!

That may be because shortly after they were introduced, one of the cabin crew tried to heat up a ready meal they'd brought on for themselves. The ovens are more powerfull than domestic machines, the food burned, caused a fire and destroyed the machine which was very expensive to replace!



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User currently offlineQslinger From India, joined Apr 2006, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

Don't microwaves interfere with aircraft communications?


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User currently offlineBandA From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

Quoting Qslinger (Reply 20):
Don't microwaves interfere with aircraft communications?

Only for the duration the food is cooking... if it gets rough though the F/A's can always hit Cancel/STOP.

In all seriousness I am quite sure these expensive microwave units are properly shielded from causing interference with aircraft systems. At least lets hope so.

[Edited 2008-10-08 15:57:33]


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User currently offlineSL1200MK2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2372 times:

I remember reading on here a little while ago about flight crews not being able to heat other peoples meals due to some sort of food poisoning concerns. I think that is the same reason they may not heat baby milk. I seem to remember hearing about something with TWA maybe. I'm sorry for being so vague but I felt this might add to the discussion, at least regarding the use of these microwaves in a public fashion.

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