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Monarch's A300's  
User currently offlinetheobcman From UK - England, joined Nov 2010, 141 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 11024 times:

Anyone know where out of LGW ZB fly their A300's ? Or indeed any European routes using A330. I cant find any info on aircraft types used by ZB. I'm hoping AGP ? Any info would be great.

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User currently offlinecat3dual From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 11016 times:

DLM and AGP come to mind. Have seen them at SFB but not recently.

User currently offlinegilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 10703 times:

Unless there is a kind flight planner from Monarch that frequents these forums, you will struggle...

Probably the best way to check, is to make some dummy bookings on Monarch's website on the (Scheduled Services page) and you will be able tell the aircraft type from the seat reservation screen.

The A300's usually frequent the high density routes to the Mediterranean from LGW and MAN. To the likes of Palma, Alicante, Malaga, Corfu, Dalaman and Sharm El Sheikh.

I know they are operating an A300 LTN-PMI-LTN on Saturdays afternoons, this summer, ZB870 and ZB871. I assume this flight positions in from LGW or MAN for this flight? This is the largest aircraft currently regularly scheduled from LTN.  

You also need to bare in mind, if you are specifically wanting to travel on an A300, you run the risk of being disappointed, as there are only four in the fleet, and if an A330 goes tech on a long haul route, they will usually deploy one of the A300's to cover it.

Also one of the A300's is due to be retired at the end of this year, I think it is G-MONR. (Happy to be corrected there!)


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 10625 times:

Quoting cat3dual (Reply 1):
I know they are operating an A300 LTN-PMI-LTN on Saturdays afternoons, this summer, ZB870 and ZB871. I assume this flight positions in from LGW or MAN for this flight? This is the largest aircraft currently regularly scheduled from LTN.

I believe it does a W pattern, MAN-PMI-LTN-PMI-MAN, I know it did a 3/4 yrs ago when I was working on ramp at LTN



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User currently offlinegilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 10536 times:

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 3):
I believe it does a W pattern, MAN-PMI-LTN-PMI-MAN, I know it did a 3/4 yrs ago when I was working on ramp at LTN

It has always been a W flight, but not this year. It is operating:

ZB870
LTN 1440 ----> PMI 1755

ZB871
PMI 1855 ----> LTN 2020

I have tried to do some homework but doesn't seem to be operating any other routes from LTN... All the other flights on a Saturday and Sundays are A320/A321's.


User currently offline02hilliert From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 517 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 10218 times:

Quoting theobcman (Thread starter):
Anyone know where out of LGW ZB fly their A300's ?

Weekend A300 flying at Gatwick is as follows;

Saturday
ZB214/5 LGW-FAO-LGW
ZB758/9 LGW-DLM-LGW
ZB246/7 LGW-SSH-LGW
ZB742/3 AGP-LGW-AGP *inside of a "w" pattern on a MAN-based a/c

Sunday
ZB248/9 LGW-SSH-LGW
ZB742/3 LGW-AGP-LGW

During the weeks, I'm not 100% sure of flight numbers... but I know it operates;
Wednesday - LGW-LCA-LGW & LGW-PFO-LGW
Thursday - LGW-ACE-LGW & LGW-ACE-LGW (Morning and afternoon)
Friday - LGW-TFS-LGW

ZB A330 routes are less common, as they are busy with a long-haul programme, but operates the following at the weekend;

Sunday
ZB226/7 LGW-PMI-LGW
ZB214/5 LGW-FAO-LGW

I know that the Friday afternoon/evening LGW-ALC-LGW rotation operates on A330 equipment also.

Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 2):
I know they are operating an A300 LTN-PMI-LTN on Saturdays afternoons, this summer, ZB870 and ZB871.

Saturday's LTN-PMI-LTN operates on A320-200 instead. There are no scheduled A300 movements through Luton, just Gatwick and Manchester.

Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 2):
Also one of the A300's is due to be retired at the end of this year, I think it is G-MONR.

End of October 2012... Registration correct.



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User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 10006 times:

http://www.libhomeradar.org/databasequery/index.php

Try entering the registrations of all four in here for the ongoing picture.
G-MONR / G-MONS / G-OJMR / G-MAJS


User currently offlinegoosebayguy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 7 hours ago) and read 8438 times:

No photos of G-EOMA in the database?

User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 7 hours ago) and read 8238 times:

Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 4):

No A300s through Luton this summer I'm afraid.



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User currently offlineLHRSpotter From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 6 hours ago) and read 7899 times:

Quoting goosebayguy (Reply 7):
No photos of G-EOMA in the database?

G-EOMA is a 330.


User currently offlinechannelhopper From Bouvet Island, joined Dec 2011, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 6 hours ago) and read 7750 times:

The A300's were used on a fairly regular basis until earlier this year on the LGW/DOI route,substituting for the A330's, and if you read Skytrax,passengers were not too amused to have a tech stop enroute, when they booked a direct flight.

User currently offlineLuke28 From UK - England, joined Jul 2011, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 7166 times:

Only two weeks ago I flew on a Monarch A300 from Gatwick to Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport it was on Tuesday 5th and Tuesday 12th. At the end of the flight I even asked to go in the cockpit and they was happy to oblige  
I don't know if they always fly to LGW to TFS on the A300 but my flight was full both times.

The flights were ZB286 and ZB287 if I remember correctly.

[Edited 2012-06-24 03:32:20]

User currently offlineflyhi From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 6921 times:

As pointed out, aircraft type can change for a veriety of reasons but here is a snapshot for next week of what the A300 and A330 are operating from LGW:

A300

Monday

LGW-DLM ZB758/9
LGW-CFU MON7908/9

Tuesday

LGW-TFS ZB286/7
LGW-CHQ MON1472/3

Wednesday

LGW-LCA ZB718/9
LGW-PFO ZB786/7

Thursday

LGW-ACE ZB238/9
LGW-SSH ZB248/9

Friday

LGW-AGP ZB736/7
LGW-TFS ZB286/7
LGW-DLM ZB756/7

Saturday

LGW-FAO ZB214/5
LGW-DLM ZB758/9
LGW-SSH ZB246/7
LGW-AGP ZB742/3

Sunday

LGW-PVK MON1786
LGW-SSH ZB248/9
LGW-AGP ZB742


A330 - short haul

Monday

LGW-DLM MON1484/5

Friday

LGW-ALC ZB264
LGW-PMI ZB228

Sunday

LGW-PMI ZB226/7


User currently offlinevasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 6897 times:

Can't wait for my SSH-MAN A300 flight next month  

Any up-to-date cabin pics?


User currently offlinetheobcman From UK - England, joined Nov 2010, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 6105 times:

Brilliant info guys thanks very much to all. I'm searching the Monarch website for a little trip. I will get on one soon. Cheers

User currently offlineLuke28 From UK - England, joined Jul 2011, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 6047 times:

The cabin looked very dated and definitely worn out! Parts of the trim near the toilets were hanging off as well as a few ceiling panels showing their age, but then again they are being retired soon, the one I flew on according to the captain is due to be retired next summer which is sad as its a great plane but they are getting to look very dated.

User currently offlineZaphodB From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 5881 times:

Quoting theobcman (Thread starter):
I know that the Friday afternoon/evening LGW-ALC-LGW rotation operates on A330 equipment also.

my parents were extremely surprised to show up at ALC last month and find out they were flying to LGW on an A330!


User currently offlinegilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months ago) and read 5147 times:

Quoting gkirk (Reply 8):
No A300s through Luton this summer I'm afraid.

Thats a shame!  

Thanks for the correction... If you go to Monarch's website, and try to book on the ZB870 or ZB871 this summer, on a Saturday, the seat map they allow you to reserve your seats against is an A300 in both directions.


User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1875 posts, RR: 41
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4389 times:
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Quoting vasu (Reply 13):
Any up-to-date cabin pics?
Quoting Luke28 (Reply 15):
the one I flew on according to the captain is due to be retired next summer which is sad as its a great plane but they are getting to look very dated.

Hi guys, I flew G-MONR last October on LTN-PMI in order to log the AB6. The cabin condition looked a bit dated, but still pretty decent. The seats were in good condition. I'm a tall guy so I have to say the legroom was torturous and I don't want to think about flying longer then 3 hours in this plane. It's still way more fun then the boring 320/737 option you'll find on most holiday routes these days though!

Some pictures;



Rgds,

Martijn



Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
User currently offlineLuke28 From UK - England, joined Jul 2011, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4170 times:

Yes the legroom was torturous for me as im 6ft 5! I was literally crippled!

User currently offlinegilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4152 times:

Quoting Luke28 (Reply 19):
Yes the legroom was torturous for me as im 6ft 5! I was literally crippled!

BUT it's a ZB A300...

I bet it was worth it!


User currently offlineLuke28 From UK - England, joined Jul 2011, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3656 times:

Well i'm two inches shorter now if thats being called worth it!

User currently offlinetheobcman From UK - England, joined Nov 2010, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3224 times:

Well I've just booked a flight in October LGW-AGP on the ZB A3006 = £38.99 one way. Pretty decent I think. Back on EZ for another £38. Cannot wait !

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