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User currently offlineTopjet330 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 236 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3527 times:

Monarch have announced officially that they are going to upgrade a number of A300-600 aircraft with Monarch Premium this winter, to meet demand for the every more popular service. Offering 34" seat pitch, wider seats, in flight entertainment and upgraded meals, along with a private cabin is just the tip of the ice berg for Monarch.

Source - Travelweekly

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aside from the news, has anyone else heard anymore on this?

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User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3014 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

This is brilliant news and shows Monarch are comitted to the A300's and are likely to be in service for a good few years!

If they are offering the premium service, one would assume they will be operating far more long haul charters and taking some of the pressure off the A330's which operate a very heavy schedule.

The A300 has never been a big hit with charter airlines and while other scheduled airlines are beginning to replace them with A330's and 777's, Monarch prove that they are right kind of aircraft for them! They are equally at home flying a short haul for example to Palma as they are flying long haul to Goa in India.

Until recently I did think the A300's days were numbered as none of them had the new livery but they are slowly painting them and G-MONS is their first example. Monarch dont seem to be in a rush updating the liveries on there aircrafts!  Wink/being sarcastic

Are the A300's capable of flying non-stop to Florida, Caribean and Mexico???


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User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

Let me guess the 2-4-2 like in the a330s?

Or have they plans to update the premium cabin in the A330s too? As it is very dated and far less a product that its competitors.


Jamo


User currently offlineKA501 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

They used to use the A300 on services to Florida but with a stop at Bangor.
Goa flights stop at Bahrain.
As for speed of painting all I can say is they are a lot quicker than Mytravel.


User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

Are the A300's capable of flying non-stop to Florida, Caribean and Mexico???

I believe they used to operate them direct to Orlando non-stop. Not sure about the rest.

As for the upgrade, this is good news. They were perfect for short flights, but the standard seat pitch must have been painful for their long hauls out to Africa, Asia and the Indian Ocean.

Mark


User currently offlineBMI701EGCC From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

That very good news, MON is my favorite charter airline, well apart from FCA Smile





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User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

Great news for Monarch, this will put them back up where they belong at the top!

I will enjoy working with Monarch from November as the company I work for at Manchester (Swissport) has acquired Monarch from Aviance.

I think that the A300's are capable of flying non-stop to Florida, Caribbean and Mexico, anyone help?

Mark



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User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

They used to use the A300 on services to Florida but with a stop at Bangor.

I didn't realise that. I flew MON from LGW to MCO way back, stopping at MAN and BGR. I just remember one of the cabin crew saying to me that the flights on the Airbus operated non-stop. She could have been mistaken I suppose.

Goa flights stop at Bahrain.

Yup. And the MBA flights used to stop in CAI I think.

Mark


User currently offlineKA501 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3375 times:

Definite they stop at Bahrain on the Manchester Goa run, and from memory they did Man to Orlando about 5 times a week prior to the DC10 & A330's being delivered with a stop at Bangor,
They must have a fairly restricted range with a full load as they are at present in a 361 PAX configuration, that's a lot of people, on 2 engines,going a long way.
(In comparison Americans A300-600,s operate with just 251 or 178 seats)


User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3339 times:

When I flew the A300 back in 1993 we stopped off at Bangor on the way there and flew N/S back. The layout was 3-4-3.

Great news, I like the Monarch A300s and am glad to see that Monarch are comitted to them for the near future.

Phil
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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 971 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3337 times:

When I flew the A300 back in 1993 we stopped off at Bangor on the way there and flew N/S back. The layout was 3-4-3.

 Wow!

Are you kidding? 3+4+3 can only be done in the 777 with 17-inch seats, I didn't think that was possible with the A300/A310/A330/A340. Did you mean to say 3+3+3?


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 days ago) and read 3327 times:

A300 will have been 3-3-3
3-4-3 is only possible (I think)on L1011,DC-10,MD-11,B747,B777 type a/c



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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3289 times:

Have you seen how thin the aisles are in in the first half of the cabin:


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I'd love to fly on one of their A300's! They look huge with no premium. I flew to MCO with MON in 2000 and after flying AIH on the way out, I was very disappointed about no PTV's in Econ, but that's all a different matter. Nice to hear the A300's are getting refitted, im always surprised though that MON didn't order more A330's,


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User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3062 times:

Have you seen how thin the aisles are in in the first half of the cabin

The aisles arent actually thin. Its just that they get very wide at the back when it changes to 2-3-2.


Jamo


User currently offlineCKT523 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3023 times:

I remember flying on G-MAJS back in 1996, flt no. MON5712 the day of the England v Germany match (the captain announced the score and the cabin went wild!)if anyone knows whan that was?? We flew LGW-ALC and all I can remember about the flight was that the cabin looked like a cinema, no bulkheads, just seats,seats and more seats! We were sat at the rear in the 2-3-2 section and it was a bit cramped. My question is, out cabin wasn't dark blue with yellow headrests like in the pic, the seats were a kind of grey/pale blue with thin black horizontal stripes on them, grey rubber headrest covers and a black M logo on them. A bit bland, but was this a special scheme or was that standard on MON at the time?

User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

MOnarch used their A300 to GND ones as a substitute for the A330 when GEOMA was down. But that aircraft had to make a fuel stop in Gander, then continue to GND. The same route for the return trip to LGW. But we (GND) are pretty far south in the caribbean.


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User currently offlineAa767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2360 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

AA's A300-600, is 2-4-2, and only seats 267, or 266. By the way, from the pictures of Monarchs A300, I can tell that they are much more kept up then AA's A300. They look cleaner, and brighter.


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User currently offlineAMS From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2910 times:

I just remember one of the cabin crew saying to me that the flights on the Airbus operated non-stop. She could have been mistaken I suppose.

I think she was talking about the Airbus A330 of Monarch!


Regards,
AMS


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