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Exploding curry menaces 747

Old 24th May 2007, 09:04
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Err...since when have BA had microwave ovens in the Club galley (or any galley??) Its been about 4 years since I worked L/H and at that point we never had microwaves - just high power convection ovens. It was also very rare for crew to bring their own food - more likely poach something out of the Club catering once the pax had eaten, or if the F galley girl/boy was feeling nice, the WT crew would get that brought down for them.

So these microwaves must be a recent addition?
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Old 24th May 2007, 09:17
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You must have been asleep through the launch of the new Club World product then.....! The new Club Kitchen includes a microwave oven for pax to get snacks between meals.
Someone must have thought this would be a good idea........
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Old 24th May 2007, 10:05
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A few of points.

If the crew member had brought the microwave meal ex-MIA it is perfectly acceptable, working flight/cabin crew are exempt from liquid restrictions ex the USA.

The microwave is indeed double power. The only people allowed to use it are BA cabin crew, and the only meals that are allowed to be cooked are specifically designed and packaged for this oven. At the moment they are a veg mushroom and bean caserole and a chicken caserole.

14,000 per aircraft to heat up the above which is irradiated like no tomorrow (meals are not chilled, but last 2 months) is criminal.

The crew member in question should have received a brief either at Premium Academy, her Mandatory E-Learning day, or read Cabin Crew News...if not stayed away from the microwave. I recently had a colleague trying to cover one of the afore mentioned meals with a lid from an appetiser as he didn't want the microwave to get dirty...I soon pulled out that plastic lid that wasn't stressed to be used in the microwave.

As far as I'm concerned the crew member who caused the damage should be suspended and investigated. Whoever made the decision to buy 57 microwaves @ 14,000 each should be sacked, and the money put to better use....could employ 70 new cabin crew for 1 year for the price of 57 microwaves.

p.s. don't even get me started on the 350m that has been put aside for the fuel surcharge debacle...
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Old 25th May 2007, 10:25
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Well an oven such as this - especially if available to Pax, can make a bomb out of quite innocent objects, so we'd better up the rules, employ some more guards, increase check in times... or maybe remove the damn things.
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