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Chartered Airlines - Best Service?  
User currently offlineEzyman From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 25 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3437 times:

Which English chartered airline offers the best all round service and value for money????

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User currently offlineBFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week ago) and read 3380 times:

I personally think they're all good, more or less only falling short on legroom and perhaps punctuality. I like flying charter as the service is easily more comprehensive than most scheduled flights, even on flights of around two hours. I personally would say that it's maybe First Choice who are the ground breakers, especially regarding the refurbishment plans for the 767s. Its a pity too that MYT may be with us for not much longer - I've very good memories of flying with them when they were AIH. But give me a charter over an LCC anyday!

User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1315 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

I also really like flying charter! usually because it means i'm on my holidays! As BFS have said, they are all much of a muchness, but i'll give my opinions...

First Choice - Leading the way! Excellent service, and the new 767 aircraft will have more legroom and better PTVs than BA and Virgin... go on!

Thomas Cook - Again very good, perhaps only falling behind First Choice because of FCA's new long haul programme.

Britannia - Always were the ones to aspire to. Always taken as "the best", and not without good reason. However in the last couple of years, with TUI and everything a lot of people feel that the service etc has dropped a lot, which is a shame as Thomson/Britannia have (had?) a huge loyal customer base.

MyTravel - Again a good company overall. Not having a good time of it at the moment, and could especially do with the press laying off, everyone picks up when MYT have a 30 hour delay, but never when the others do. However, still a lot of people have great flights with them. MyTravel either get it spot on, or way off the mark!

Monarch - They also used to have a good reputation in charter but it seems its all gone to pot. They're punctuality has slipped a lot the last few years, getting worse while everyone else is getting better. Its a shame, I've had some great flights with them. I think they're concentrating a lot on their schedueld side (which is great!) but perhaps too much... at the expense of their charter customers?

User currently offlineL1011aaron From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

I love charter flights!!!!!

I know there are bad rumours about them and everything but when i travelled on Air scandic it thought they were great.

I also like Monarch and First choice. My carrer ambition is to be cabin crew but i coulddn't work for FCA with having to wear a bright pink uniform


User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 811 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3220 times:


BFS - MyTravel will be with us for a long time to come. They are expected to announce 'break even' results in the next few days which is great news.


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