I flew Monarch LGW
last year and I thought they were superb. We were in the Premium cabin. The food was as good as any I've had in Club World on BA
and the crew were really nice. I would not have wanted to do the flight 'down the back' with a 29-inch seat pitch, though. I have been on their scheduled service to GIB
on the A320 and 757 and they are very cramped, but no worse than any other charter carrier.
I note they have changed their scheduled services now. Food and drinks are no longer included, but you still get newspapers, IFE and seat assignment. I wonder if they will alienate their traditional market. Their passengers always considered themselves to be a bit above the easyJet hoi polloi. I'd still rather fly ZB
, if only for their on-time performance.