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MON Or TCX Premium?  
User currently offlineBFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 743 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

Quick question:
I am a travel agent for Thomas Cook and was looking at a trip to Mombasa for a client. Having read the brochure he wants to upgrade to TCX Premium class, however the flight is operated by Monarch. Is their Premium cabin on the A330 the same as TCX and indeed MYT? Or would I be better advising him to book on FCA, even I am meant to recommend the Thomas Cook product?

Any input from anyone in the know would be much appreciated!

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User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

Well seeing as TCX don't fly to Mombasa you can't upsell the TCX product, but you still need to maximise your sales etc., so advise him of all his available options (MON or FCA), and then let him know which you think is best! Take it from there... personally I'd recommend FCA  Smile


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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3940 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

Show him the pages in the brochures which have the information about the different charter airlines. They'll probably have a few bullet points about the premium cabin, and a photo or two...

I don't think MON's premium cabin is as good as TCX... but FCA's looks a darn sight better than either.


User currently offlineDestinations From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1626 times:

Monarch premium is hardly worth it, the seat pitch is only 34" but a lot better than the economy.

Thomas Cook again is 34" but its much better service, and a bit more service from next summer.

First Choice is deffinatly the best for Mombasa, 36" seat pitch and just about every other ammenity you could think of.

Thomson isnt so good at the moment, but if travelling after May then ok.


User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 797 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

Hi,

I wouldn't reccommend Monarch Premium to anyone unless there where no other choices. If I where you, I would support the operators that support you commission/incentive wise. For example, if you cannot sell TCTO, Sell Cosmos (Monarch flights) or Airtours/Manos (MyTravel flights). Go in the order of those you are supposed to sell.

Depending on the season your client is looking for and airport they want to travel from, there is only MyTravel Airways and First Choice Airways who do the route from MAN during Winter.

Both airlines offer 36" Seat Pitch, Seat Back Entertainment, Complimentary Drinks etc....

Regards
ThomasCook

[Edited 2006-09-20 21:14:11]


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User currently offlineAidoair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

Aslo Monarch premium seating is 2-4-2 compared to the 2-3-2 of TCX's and MYT's premium seats which probably also makes some difference.

User currently offlineDestinations From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

Quoting Aidoair (Reply 5):
Aslo Monarch premium seating is 2-4-2 compared to the 2-3-2 of TCX's and MYT's premium seats which probably also makes some difference.

Monarch seem fit to put the scheduled configuration into the premium cabin so really there isnt that much more space. If leather seats matter again Monarch are out of the question.


User currently offlineDangould2000 From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

Quoting Destinations (Reply 6):
Monarch seem fit to put the scheduled configuration into the premium cabin so really there isnt that much more space. If leather seats matter again Monarch are out of the question.

why? monarch a/c have leather seating



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User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 797 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

Quoting Dangould2000 (Reply 7):
why? monarch a/c have leather seating

Monarch's Premium cabin has fabric seats.

Regards
ThomasCook



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User currently offlineDangould2000 From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 8):
Monarch's Premium cabin has fabric seats.

Regards
ThomasCook

NO they don't they have Fabric Seating:

I Can't actually find any pics of Premium Economy but if the're gonna upgrade regular economy, don't you think they're gonna do the same for Premium?

http://www.myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=00531804

http://www.myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=00531809

well?

[Edited 2006-09-22 21:58:52]


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User currently offlineAidoair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1374 times:

Quoting Dangould2000 (Reply 9):
NO they don't they have Fabric Seating:

I Can't actually find any pics of Premium Economy but if the're gonna upgrade regular economy, don't you think they're gonna do the same for Premium?

http://www.myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=00531804

http://www.myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=00531809

well?

The longhaul fleet's cabins are still all fabric seat covers throughout aswell with the moajority of the rest of the fleet. I think there's only a few A320's and 321's that have leather seats at the minute but when they increase the legroom on their A330's next summer i think they will re-fit the seats or at least seat covers then.


User currently offlineDestinations From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1374 times:

Quoting Dangould2000 (Reply 9):
NO they don't they have Fabric Seating:

Yes they deffinatly have fabric seating throughout all there long haul aircraft and i havent heard that they are going to refurbish them in any way


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