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User currently offlineL1011aaron From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 139 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3087 times:

I havent been on them since 1999. What is service and like now and how many cabin crew are on each aircraft type?

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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

Well I only flew with them once and that was back during the summer of 2002, when I flew with them from LGW-Hereklion on one of their 757s. I remember the seats were much more comfortable than Britannia's (flew with them last summer to Ibiza) but still cramped you're a tall person. The food was included in the package and wasn't too bad. As for the crew they were smiling all the time, but weren't very helpful. They seemed to appear only to serve food or give out headphones. The cabin itself was a bit tacky. I personally wouldn't have a problem flying with them again on a charter service or their new low cost service (ZB).

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User currently offlineBoo25 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

They used to be very good, but our flights to LPA for the last 2 years were really quite poor - 6 crew on the 757 i think.
No direction servive wise, crew not to be seen often too.

User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

I have flown with Monarch quite a bit over the years. Flew with them last September LGW-IBZ-LGW on their A300's (MONS out, MONR back). Nice crew, edible food, but terribly cramped - the most uncomfortable flight I've ever had. Have also flown on their A320's and 757's which are much better. Monarch's cabin staff are the best charter crews by a mile.

User currently offlineRB211LTN From United Kingdom, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

I flew Monarch LGW-GOI-LGW last year and I thought they were superb. We were in the Premium cabin. The food was as good as any I've had in Club World on BA and the crew were really nice. I would not have wanted to do the flight 'down the back' with a 29-inch seat pitch, though. I have been on their scheduled service to GIB on the A320 and 757 and they are very cramped, but no worse than any other charter carrier.
I note they have changed their scheduled services now. Food and drinks are no longer included, but you still get newspapers, IFE and seat assignment. I wonder if they will alienate their traditional market. Their passengers always considered themselves to be a bit above the easyJet hoi polloi. I'd still rather fly ZB, if only for their on-time performance.

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User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

Now that there will be little to differentiate between ZB and U2 I really don't understand why they don't shout from the rooftops about their excellent punctuality record.

In 2003 they were the most punctual scheduled carrier on the London to Malaga and London to Alicante routes by a significant margin. (Source: London Key Routes Data)

They were also 3rd most punctual scheduled carrier in the UK in 2003, with 85% on-time performance (compared to easyJet 69%). (Source: 2003 Low Cost Punctuality and 2003 Scheduled Punctuality)

I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
User currently offlineL1011aaron From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

They also recieved 'the most punctual scheduled airline at Manchester' in February. Source- Monarch airlines website

User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

I flew with them twice a couple of months ago, both times on A321s. Service was great, cabin crew very friendly but seat pitch is appalling. I'll not fly with them again until they take some of those seats out!

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3765 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Is the seat pitch 28" or 29" on the A321?

User currently offlineAC330 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

I flew last September on Monarch from LGW - CHQ (Chania) - LGW both directions on the A300-600. I enjoyed both flights. I am pretty tall, 6'2 or so...it was cramped but I knew what I was getting in to...I have flown the Canadian equivalents, Air Transat, Canada 3000 and Royal Airlines....I figured it would be tight. Thankfully I had an aisle seat both ways...however I seemed to be much more uncomfortable on the way back. The crew were great and I enjoyed my first and probably last trip on the Airbus 300. I would fly them again.


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