View Full Version : Qantas meal boxes catch fire: Melbourne Age

17th Feb 2016, 12:10
Qantas' cardboard meal boxes catch alight and smoulder in aircraft ovens (http://www.theage.com.au/nsw/qantas-cardboard-meal-boxes-catch-alight-and-smoulder-in-aircraft-ovens-20160217-gmwayp.html) cabin crew used a fire extinguisher, according to this newspaper report.

17th Feb 2016, 14:29
"Caramelised Cardboard". Probably the tastiest and most nutritious part of the meal.

17th Feb 2016, 14:41
"Excuse me Stewardess, what is this dry white powder all over my sandwiches?"

"Ohhh, that is just part of the cooking process"

Dave's brother
17th Feb 2016, 14:43
The cabin crew used a fire extinguisher on the food which they had heated at the correct temperature of 275 degrees Celsius.

Sounds a little warm, no? We never cook up a Tesco ready-meal any higher than around 220 (though I admit we rarely try to cook 30 meals at a time).

I'm reminded of the Ray Bradbury book, Fahrenheit 451 - so called because that is the temperature at which paper burns.

451F = 233C

Just a thought. ;)

17th Feb 2016, 15:04
275deg C ? That can't be right, surely?
No wonder the cardboard is getting a little bit crisp.

17th Feb 2016, 15:06
"How would sir like his cardboard"

"Well done thank you'

17th Feb 2016, 15:19
This sounds way too hot and the article says "heating cardboard boxes full of food such as meat pastries and sandwiches."

surely you don't warm up sandwiches anyway

17th Feb 2016, 17:06
surely you don't warm up sandwiches anyway

Cold vegimite, sounds awful!

17th Feb 2016, 18:46
Do Qantas aircraft have a barbie in the galley?

17th Feb 2016, 19:42
Yes - her boyfriend is ken.