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User currently offlineL1011aaron From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 139 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3415 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: 57
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3308 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 (12 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3288 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: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3181 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 Mar 2004, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 days ago) and read 3100 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: 50
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2958 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 (12 years 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2828 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 (12 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2736 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, 3844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

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

User currently offlineAC330 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2616 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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