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User currently offlinedavid2u86 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 20 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5392 times:

Hello all,

I am flying out on zb238 on the 6th of September and returning on zb793 on the 13th,

Do monarch use the a300 on these routes? I'm hoping not as have heard that they are really tired, cramped and old aircraft

How long do they intend to keep these 20+ year old birds going?

Many thanks

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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1908 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5385 times:
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Quoting david2u86 (Thread starter):
I'm hoping not as have heard that they are really tired, cramped and old aircraft

   Really? It may be your last chance to get on these rare old Airbi! In a few years from now it will be all 32-boring..

I know GMONR will be retired after this summer season. Another one will be retired after summer 2013, and the last two after summer 2014, which will be a sad moment if you ask me!

Martijn

[Edited 2012-09-01 10:37:18]


Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19259 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5298 times:

Quoting david2u86 (Thread starter):
I'm hoping not as have heard that they are really tired, cramped and old aircraft

I flew one a couple weeks ago on MAN-LCA. It was great. Despite what people told me, including a former MON manager, I didn't find it tired or cramped - and I'm 6'. It was a great experience.



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User currently offlineSkyeurope From Germany, joined May 2006, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5278 times:

ZB238 has been an A320/A300 mix in the past weeks, ZB793 A300 only.

User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2468 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5250 times:

Quoting david2u86 (Thread starter):
I am flying out on zb238 on the 6th of September and returning on zb793 on the 13th,

Do monarch use the a300 on these routes?

Have a look on their web-page, both flights are scheduled with the A300!

Quoting david2u86 (Thread starter):
I'm hoping not as have heard that they are really tired, cramped and old aircraft

There is a fantastic TR around, have a look: Monarch: 2 A.netters Onboard Their A300 & 757-200 (by airbuseric Dec 24 2011 in Trip Reports)


User currently offlinedavid2u86 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5168 times:

Thanks people for your replies, have looked at the TR and now think maybe I should cherish the moment

One more cheeky question, anyone know the loads for these flights!

Many thanks in advance peeps


User currently offlinetheobcman From UK - England, joined Nov 2010, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4556 times:

I have just booked a little trip in October to AGP just to get on the ZB A300. Trip report coming up one thinks.

Please confirm what aircraft you actually flew. Rgds


User currently offlinen729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4505 times:

Blimey I remember seeing these at LGW when they were brand new (still with the wrappers on almost)....where does the time disappear to. Like someone said, if you've got the opportunity to fly on one take it, you'll wish you had in years to come otherwise. You can fly on a A320 anytime or anywhere you want this days, but the A300's are a rare bird these days unless you fancy a holiday to Iran or somewhere like that. Have a good flight.

User currently offlinedavid2u86 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 4393 times:

I flew on MONR and MAJS, very good flights both altho the seat width and depth has been rationed!

User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2186 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4261 times:

The A300 evaded me as it went tech and got replaced by an A330. Needless to say I was pretty pissed off as I spent £100 more than I needed to just to fly on it!


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