BDRules
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Monarch A300 Questions!

Mon Apr 14, 2003 11:15 pm

Hi just found out today that I will be flying on 1 of the MON A300-600's and was wondering what the layout is (ie 2-4-2) and any experiences on an A300 that anyone has had.

Cheers

Stu
 
EGGD
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RE: Monarch A300 Questions!

Mon Apr 14, 2003 11:34 pm

Nope, its 3-3-3. Its cramped, they are reasonably noisy. The only IFE is the screens that come down from the roof. Not particularly clean or well kept. Your average ageing charter airline aircraft i'm afraid  Smile
 
Rick767
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RE: Monarch A300 Questions!

Tue Apr 15, 2003 12:02 am

Was definately 3-3-3 when I last flew on one. Pretty cramped but was fairly well kept I recall. I think they are 1989 / 1990 build though?

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steady eddie
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RE: Monarch A300 Questions!

Tue Apr 15, 2003 12:03 am

go for rows 9 or 31 (any seat) or 36AB 36HJ if you can, Monarch now offer pre bookable seats for any pax subject to a small charge so could be well worth it, find their customer services number on the Monarch website.

EGGD is right 3-3-3 which is awkward for couples or families of 4

what route are you flying?

[Edited 2003-04-14 17:04:33]
 
EGGD
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RE: Monarch A300 Questions!

Tue Apr 15, 2003 12:11 am

Yes, Steady Eddie - We were going on holiday to Tunisia at the time and there were 4 of us, luckily we got 3 in the middle and one next to the row. Sitting in the middle sucks though.
 
luxair66
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RE: Monarch A300 Questions!

Tue Apr 15, 2003 12:24 am

Flew on one of these when they were nearly new (G-MONR). Usual cramped charter experiance.
 
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RE: Monarch A300 Questions!

Tue Apr 15, 2003 1:18 am

BDRules,
If you look on Monarch's website they have seating plans for all the types they operate, including the A300.
 
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RE: Monarch A300 Questions!

Tue Apr 15, 2003 1:28 am

I am flying down to Egypt, well Sharm el Shiekh actually and was looking forward but i think i will pre book my seats and poss get Monarch Premium

Cheers

Stu
 
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Crosswind
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RE: Monarch A300 Questions!

Tue Apr 15, 2003 1:48 am

A300 doesn't have any premium seating...
 
cedarjet
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RE: Monarch A300 Questions!

Tue Apr 15, 2003 1:54 am

3-3-3 but I think it's 3-2-3 in the last couple of rows, if it's not too late maybe get two blocks of 2, one in front of each other?
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Demoose
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RE: Monarch A300 Questions!

Tue Apr 15, 2003 2:41 am

I've also flown Monarch's A300, MAN-TFS. I managed 4hrs on it, its no different to other aircraft charters used as far as seat pitch goes - just hope you don't get put in the middle row. The seating is 3-3-3, apart from the last eight rows and the very first row which are 2-3-2. Monarchs A300 seat 361 - the same as their DC-10 carried. In my experience with them, they seem like the best charter airline in the UK, always a happy crew, good service for a charter and a nice mix of aircraft to fly on.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

And yes, all the info about MON's A300 is on their website...

http://www.flymonarch.com/aircraft/index.asp?source=a300

Hope that helps
Regards
Mark
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