Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3153 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).
Willo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3026 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.
RB211LTN From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2945 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.
The customer is always right.....unless he is a passenger!
Trident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2581 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!
AC330 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2461 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.