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User currently offlineHS748 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

Earlier this year Monarch announced that it would be removing a row of seats from each aircraft to provide 34" pitch in up to 48 seats per aircraft. Does anyone know whether this has happened yet?

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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

I don't know for sure, but I suspect it will happen at the end of this month, when winter schedules come into effect and aircraft can be taken out of service without impacting schedules.

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User currently offlineMANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Well it hadn't happened this week when i flew with them to and from malaga from manchester. Had a 757 (g-monj) on the way out, which was still configured as 235, and a 320 (g-mpcd) on the way back, which was still configured as 180.

The advantage of having them configured this way is that if they operating a charter flight at a similar time to a scheduled flight and an aircraft goes tech, they can just move them over, but if they are going to reconfigure them, then this could cause delays as they might not have enought seats to move them between flights. Mind you, not going to complain about a bit more leg room, even if i am only 5ft7!

matt Big grin

User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

Sure the scrapping of a row of seats wasnt just for long haul fleet? I cant see Monarch getting rid of 6 seats in a 757 or 320! They scrapped all the frills so it would seem a sill step to now remove seats if they are trying to keep fares as low as possible.

User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1315 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

No, it was on short haul as well. They had a press release on their website, but can't seem to find it now. Will be interesting to see if its fleetwide. It would be ok if you were having to sub a Schedueld with a Charter aircraft (which is most likely, as I guess the ZBs take priority over the MONs). Just give a letter, a refund of upgrade money and some onboard drinks vouchers or something. People will be dissapointed but they'd get over it if its that or a delay. The other way round would be trickier as you may not have enough seats! I guess they could do it fleetwide, would enough people book extra leg room through the tour operators to make it viable for charters as well?

User currently offlineHS748 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

Well I've just had a go at booking MAN/BCN in November and sure enough the online seatmap shows an A321 operating the flight with the first six rows being sold as extra legroom seats at a supplemet of £15 each way. So, looks like it's started already!

User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 38
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

It must still be in the process of being phased in as when I flew MAN-MAD on Monarch Scheduled two weeks ago, both the 320's I got were still in a standard charter config (one was G-MPCD, which MANmatt said he's also just flown on, the other being G-OZBB).

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