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First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..  
User currently offlineTC957 From UK - England, joined May 2012, 800 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

Skyliner is reporting G-MONR is on it's way to TUP for part-out and scrap, and a MON A320 will join her.
What a great servant she's been to Monarch. Presume the other three will follow soon.   

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User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

A320 G-MPCD is indeed on it's way to TUP too.

The other 3 A300's still have a bit more life left in them yet, don't write them off just yet!



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User currently offlineleonard320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2009, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

Both aircraft are due to leave tomorrow from Luton, heading via Portsmouth for customs and via Reykjavik for CD.

I have heard they are due to leave at 9am (NR) and 10am CD, but sadly as a ferry this could easily change, shame hope to see them before they go.



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User currently offlinebottie From Belgium, joined May 2004, 281 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

G-MONR was at BRU today, basic MON-cs, no titles

User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

Shame to see them go, a big chunk of widebody Monarch going and not to be replaced.....

User currently offlinemusang From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 861 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

Quoting leonard320 (Reply 2):
leave tomorrow from Luton, heading via Portsmouth

The former Portsmouth Airport is now an Industrial Estate. And could 'NR not have cleared customs at LTN?

Regards - musang


User currently offlineleonard320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2009, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

Quoting musang (Reply 5):
The former Portsmouth Airport is now an Industrial Estate. And could 'NR not have cleared customs at LTN?

Their both heading to Portsmouth, New Hampshire PSM, I suspect it's simply a matter of US customs and potentially a fuel stop if needed.

Currently NR hasn't made it to LTN yet so who knows when it will happen.



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User currently offlineLGW340 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

It was based at Gatwick and the ferry flight from LGW-LTN was done with the landing gear down for the flight as they couldn't retract it! Good ol Monarch A300's! I will miss dispatching them when they are gone


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User currently offlinepvjin From Finland, joined Mar 2012, 1204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

Too bad, I hope I would still some day get chance to fly on an A300, I hope some airlines will keep operating them for a few more years so I might get a chance to travel on one after I have finished my studies.

I remember spotting G-MONR in CFU while waiting for our Finnair holiday flight to refuel for flight to Helsinki.



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User currently offlineAAMDanny From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

The MON A300's are always an interesting site in LGW and always a pleasure to have flying over my village.

The A300 is a beast of a bird, hopefully the remaining 3 A300's stay around for a little while longer.

Rest in pieces (if you pardon the pun) MONR.


User currently offlineCarmelo From Hungary, joined Sep 2005, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

When will the other A300s leave the fleet?


Carmelo
User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2882 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2663 times:

Quoting Carmelo (Reply 11):
When will the other A300s leave the fleet?

G-MONR has just been retired, G-MONS will be retired at the end of the summer 2013 season, the other 2 (G-MAJS / OJMR) at the end of the summer 2014 season.

Darren



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User currently offlinetomkell92 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2012, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2663 times:

According to Jethros website, the other Monarch A300's are due out like so:

G-MAJS to be WFU at the end of Summer 2014
G-MONS to be WFU at the end of Summer 2013
G-OJMR to be WFU at the end of Summer 2014

Both G-MONR (A300) and G-MPCD (A320) are currently in Brussels.

All 3 Boeing 757-200's will be leaving the fleet at the end of the Summer 2014 schedule too.



Tom Kellock
User currently offlineleonard320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2009, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2663 times:

Quoting Carmelo (Reply 11):

There should be 1 that leaves end of next summer then the last 2 end of Summer 14.



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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1844 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2662 times:
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What a shame! I had a great flight on MONR last year. The legroom was horrific, but the powerful take-off from LTN was well worth it!

It will be a sad day when her sisters leave the fleet in 2014, one less type to grace the European skies and one more type to be replaced by the 320 family.

Martijn



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User currently offlineplanesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 815 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2663 times:

Apparently it was touch and go whether she would get to this point during the summer season with enough cycles/hours to operate the schedule.

CD had engines swapped over with another MON A320 whilst in BRU.


User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2661 times:

What a shame. My tripreport on G-MONR and also G-DAJB (the oldest A300 and 757) can be seen here: Monarch: 2 A.netters Onboard Their A300 & 757-200 (by airbuseric Dec 24 2011 in Trip Reports)


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User currently offlinejwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

Suddenly I'm thinking maybe I should of booked MON to go to LCA in a few weeks rather than BA...


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User currently offlinejetset7e7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

Quoting planesailing (Reply 16):
CD had engines swapped over with another MON A320 whilst in BRU.

That was G-OZBB, as there were rumours circlating that BB was on its way to the scrappers so that clears that up.

Mark



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User currently offlineCarmelo From Hungary, joined Sep 2005, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

So both planes are in Brussels for what?Leaving some parts to SN Brussels maintanance?


Carmelo
User currently offlinetomkell92 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2012, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

Quoting Carmelo (Reply 20):

Not sure to be honest. G-MPCD is leased from ILFC, where as G-MONR isn't leased at all according to Planespotters.net

They may be going to Brussels for repainting, although you'd have thought that they would do that at Air Livery in MAN

[Edited 2012-11-12 12:48:39]


Tom Kellock
User currently offlinebtblue From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 578 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

I flew MONR way back in 2000 - to MBA. Over 300 of us crammed in, it was a memorable journey. By chance, i took the same aircraft last October from PMI to LGW opting to sit in the front section. Lovely flight, very comfy. Certainly glad I got to fly on one of these... piece of history almost gone.


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User currently offlineGAWZU From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

Looks like G-MONR made it into Luton yesterday evening, though it would seem G-MPCD is still in Brussels. Any word on updated departure information to the US for both?

User currently offlineleonard320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2009, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

G-MONR as of 40 Minutes ago was in the process of getting ready, looked like they were about to fuel but the Flight deck were onboard, the ETD I was told was 1400, as of now it has not gone from what I have seen.

Here's a shot from a camera phone about an hour ago http://www.flickr.com/photos/76014296@N02/8182119531/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/76014296@N02/8182210463/in/photostream

Edit: G-MONR departed runway 26 at 1501L

[Edited 2012-11-13 07:04:32]


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User currently offlineGAWZU From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

Thanks for the update leonard320

So long 'NR... http://www.flightradar24.com/MON605P


User currently offlineTC957 From UK - England, joined May 2012, 800 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2784 times:

Farewell MONR, you took me on a great holiday to Rhodes a few years ago. May the axeman's torch not hurt to much....   

User currently offlinespiplane From UK - England, joined Jan 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2805 times:
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I guess this is the last photo of G-MONR in the database while still in operation for Monarch ...


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User currently offlineCandid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 733 posts, RR: 4
Reply 27, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

On a similar theme, former Thomas Cook 757 G-TCBA, now N972FD, has just left Manchester en route to Victorville, but for freighter conversion rather than scrap. This was new as G-OOOY and like the Monarch A300 has spent its entire career to date on UK leisure flying

User currently offlineholidaycharter From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 28, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Very sad so many memories so long G-MONR

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