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Monarch Airlines' 2nd Enthusiast's Day  
User currently offline02hilliert From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 520 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8887 times:

Hi All,

I spotted this evening that Monarch Airlines are offering their second "Enthusiast's Day" in mid-December. The day includes;

Flights on "Enthusiasts only" A330-200 and A321-200 flights
Ramp Tours at London Gatwick, and Manchester Airports
Hangar tour of the Monarch hangars at Manchester

Price is only £89. Details can be found on the Monarch website;

http://bit.ly/avgeek2

Looks like a good day out!


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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8676 times:

Just looked into this and it looks like great value for £89 and an A330 ride too, something ive yet to do, only one concern is, even though its a domestic service, will you be required to use a passport instead of a photographic id as you go into secure areas on the airport?

Glenn



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User currently offline02hilliert From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8629 times:

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 1):
will you be required to use a passport instead of a photographic id as you go into secure areas on the airport?

Best to give them a ring about the passport issue, might be an issue.

I spoke to Monarch Reservations his evening, and booking won't be available until Monday... So best to call after then.



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11701 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8588 times:

If certain people I know who owe me money ever decide to give it to me, I shall hopefully be on this. It's the day after my last tutorial at University, so time wise t's fine and the itinerary looks great.


Dan  



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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8551 times:

Yeah I tried to calling them tonight but seems they already finished for the weekend, ill enquire as soon as i can, Dan be good to catch up again if you can make it!


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11701 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8530 times:

Well, £89 is pretty affordable, should be able to scrape it together even if I don't get paid. Likewise, would be good to catch up!


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User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8428 times:

Oh bad, I'm flying to New York the day before so I won't be able to join.
I wish a lot of fun to those who will attend !



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User currently offlineTCASAlert From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8377 times:

That's very affordable, and most tempting (especially with LGW-MAN on an A330!) but I'm doing a flight less than a week before into Manchester, and it's a very long day including a 3.5 hour drive to LGW 

If it were from MAN I would do it hands down, but from LGW it just wouldn't work driving to the opposite end of the country, only to fly back again and then back to the opposite end again, to drive back home!

Hope they do another MAN one soon!


User currently offlinewoady From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8349 times:

I'd be on one from MAN to somewhere else  


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User currently offlineBA9216C From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2010, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 8094 times:

I've just tried ringing the reservations number and it just cut me off. Hopefully there are some seats left. The price is great, roughly the same price as return flights to manchester from heathrow so what they include (i.e. the tours, staff, aircraft etc) is not bad at all.

EDIT: i just got through to them. They said the trip does not go live on their system till monday.

[Edited 2011-11-12 01:25:30]

User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8588 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 7966 times:
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If it was an A300 I'd be there, too long since I last flew one of those.


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User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2934 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 7927 times:

Quoting TCASAlert (Reply 7):
If it were from MAN I would do it hands down

I thought exactly the same! It's a pity it doesn't operate from MAN otherwise I'd be booked on that. Monarch if you are listening, can you do one from MAN please!

Darren



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User currently offlineBeakerLTN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 7774 times:

Just curious - Is this an A330 going to MAN for a service, and an A321 returning from a service back to LGW?

If so, cracking idea to make a couple of quid on the back of this!



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User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2934 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 7501 times:

Quoting BeakerLTN (Reply 12):
Just curious - Is this an A330 going to MAN for a service, and an A321 returning from a service back to LGW?

I suspect that's wht they'll be, yes. Positioning flights, so a brillient way of raising revenue on what would be empty flights.

Darren



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User currently offlineEMA747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 7440 times:

Sounds like a great day out. The only problem being I live in Nottingham so way nearer MAN than LGW. Seems stupid to drive all the way south to go back up north!

Andy S



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User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6422 times:

I'm going to book it for me and my granddad to go on. Sounds very interesting! 


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User currently offlineVS773ER From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 279 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6418 times:

Quoting BA9216C (Reply 9):

Well I've just booked myself and may dad on it. It wasn't easy and yes, I got cut off multiple times but confirmed now. Maybe they make extra revenue on the phone call, held for long enough.
Still worth it I'm sure.

I'll be the one leading a pensioner with binoculars up the air stairs.


User currently offlineLondonCity From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 1523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 6347 times:

Quoting 02hilliert (Thread starter):
Price is only £89. Details can be found on the Monarch website;

I believe that there's no APD to pay when a flight departs and arrives at the same airport (without touching down anywhere else) so that's some cash saved.


User currently offlinemcr From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 6318 times:
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Quoting LondonCity (Reply 17):
Quoting 02hilliert (Thread starter):
Price is only £89. Details can be found on the Monarch website;

I believe that there's no APD to pay when a flight departs and arrives at the same airport (without touching down anywhere else) so that's some cash saved.

But these flights don't... LGW-MAN, bus tour and maintenance facility visit, then MAN-LGW.

If I can get the day off work and it's not sold out yet, I'll be doing this...  


User currently offlineaidoair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 6308 times:

Quoting LondonCity (Reply 17):
I believe that there's no APD to pay when a flight departs and arrives at the same airport (without touching down anywhere else) so that's some cash saved.

Except it takes off from LGW and lands in MAN.

Looks good though for that price... I remember MYT doing 1 or 2 but im sure were much more expensive than this!


User currently offlineLondonCity From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 1523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 6306 times:

Quoting aidoair (Reply 19):
Except it takes off from LGW and lands in MAN.

My mistake. I thought it was a "round the houses" flight.


User currently offlinef4phantom From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6001 times:

I will book myself a seat for this trip on Monday, looks good value and Gatwick isnt far from me.

User currently onlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7808 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (3 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5950 times:

If I can get the time off, count me in.

Best to take passports, why risk a mishap.


User currently offlineBA9216C From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2010, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5746 times:

Count me in. Just got my booking confirmed, definitely looking forward to it. What a great opportunity.

Quoting VS773ER (Reply 16):

Will keep an eye out for you.


User currently offlineKennyK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 482 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5698 times:

Booked and car park sorted out too, pretty easy to do and passport is needed.

25 Post contains images SAA738 : If it's from MAN and between the 14th Dec and mid Jan then count me in
26 Post contains images TCASAlert : AWESOME Count me in as well if they run one from MAN, would love to do this. Make it an A300 and I'll be there in an hour
27 Post contains links gilesdavies : Very Interested, not sure if will be able to make this one... This is a blog on the first enthusiast day the airline offered: http://blog.monarch.co.u
28 BA9216C : Wow thats great, Thanks for sharing it, i didn't realise the first one was so recent...
29 Post contains images virginblue4 : Booked me and my granddad on this trip this morning! Very much looking forward to it!
30 Post contains images SAA738 : haha, I actually hinted to them this morning about an A300 doing one of the flights : Fingers crossed
31 SAAB900 : If there will be one from MAN I will certainly book it (time off work permitting) & I imagine plenty of other northern enthusiasts will also! I ca
32 02hilliert : I expect they know full well and are waiting for the right opportunity. I think a domestic A330 sector is still quite a good draw.
33 skipness1E : Not sure they'd get 361 of us alas, I'd like to think so. I flew G-MONS and G-MAJS back in 1994 but looking forward to the A332 on LGW-MAN !
34 Post contains images 330guy : Is this sold out yet?? Id happily fly from DUB just for this day trip... seems to me to be a good draw (and a few days before my birthday.. )
35 02hilliert : This event is now sold out...
36 Giancavia : Wish I knew they did LTN-Gibraltar.. would have been on it in a flash. Cant be assed to go to Gatwick lol. If ever one was done with a 757 or A300 I w
37 Post contains images KennyK : Got an e-mail today from Monarch confirming my booking, and got my models ordered, the guy I spoke to told me the A332 should be G-SMAN, makes sense a
38 Post contains images SAA738 : Here's last winters Monarch A300 schedule : Mon LGW/TCP MON4704 LGW/LXR MON4620 LGW/LXR MON6874* Thur MAN/SSH MON4952 LGW/SSH MON6814* Fri LGW/BJL MON
39 BA9216C : By the looks of the email you can pre-book your seat but at a cost. It's just a shame that its starting to seem like they charge you for absolutely e
40 skipness1E : I got the premium cabin window seat on the A332 for £9. Go me !
41 BA9216C : How interesting. I have just been told by customer services i cannot pre-book seats on these flghts.
42 virginblue4 : I have also pre-booked seats both ways. 32 A and B on the A330, and possibly 7A&B or 8A&B on the A321, not sure which one though.
43 Braniff747SP : £89? What a steal. I wish one of the airlines across the pond did this. WN, are you listening?
44 Post contains images BeakerLTN : If you'd like the experience, maybe we could fit 361 of us into my downstairs toilet..
45 airtrainer : That would be really great indeed !
46 02hilliert : Discussions over the next trips are well advanced... and need some ironing out. Details will hopefully be announced sometime between Trip 2 on 16th De
47 Post contains images Giancavia : Hope its from LTN and involves a 757 (Yeah right)
48 Post contains images KennyK : What an utterly brilliant day and not quite over yet. A332 flight brilliant, visit around Monarch hanger at Manchester superb and now boarding A321 ba
49 virginblue4 : Was a fantastic day, really enjoyed myself! Hopefully they do another one from LGW, will book it straight away!
50 f4phantom : Both flights had excellent take off rates of climb. Tour around the Monarch hanger was excellent, the staff were very accommodating, allowing us an in
51 bennett123 : I managed to get on board the trip. Someone had to cancel on Tuesday, which meant getting the day off a short notice, arranging trains and change in a
52 virginblue4 : Yeah, he said they were due in Summer 2012. I know it isn't the most reliable source but on Wikipedia it says they are due two more A320's to be deli
53 bennett123 : Well they have no B737, so A320/A321 makes sense. As the Summer seems too quick for new aircraft, the obvious question is where are they coming from.
54 planesarecool : Two A320s from Air Berlin, apparently.
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