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Monarch Airlines - Cabin

Thu May 27, 2004 6:07 am

I havent been on them since 1999. What is service and like now and how many cabin crew are on each aircraft type?
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RE: Monarch Airlines - Cabin

Thu May 27, 2004 8:22 am

Well I only flew with them once and that was back during the summer of 2002, when I flew with them from LGW-Hereklion on one of their 757s. I remember the seats were much more comfortable than Britannia's (flew with them last summer to Ibiza) but still cramped you're a tall person. The food was included in the package and wasn't too bad. As for the crew they were smiling all the time, but weren't very helpful. They seemed to appear only to serve food or give out headphones. The cabin itself was a bit tacky. I personally wouldn't have a problem flying with them again on a charter service or their new low cost service (ZB).
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RE: Monarch Airlines - Cabin

Thu May 27, 2004 8:29 am

They used to be very good, but our flights to LPA for the last 2 years were really quite poor - 6 crew on the 757 i think.
No direction servive wise, crew not to be seen often too.
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RE: Monarch Airlines - Cabin

Thu May 27, 2004 8:42 pm

I have flown with Monarch quite a bit over the years. Flew with them last September LGW-IBZ-LGW on their A300's (MONS out, MONR back). Nice crew, edible food, but terribly cramped - the most uncomfortable flight I've ever had. Have also flown on their A320's and 757's which are much better. Monarch's cabin staff are the best charter crews by a mile.
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RE: Monarch Airlines - Cabin

Thu May 27, 2004 9:06 pm

I flew Monarch LGW-GOI-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.
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RE: Monarch Airlines - Cabin

Fri May 28, 2004 3:38 am

Now that there will be little to differentiate between ZB and U2 I really don't understand why they don't shout from the rooftops about their excellent punctuality record.

In 2003 they were the most punctual scheduled carrier on the London to Malaga and London to Alicante routes by a significant margin. (Source: London Key Routes Data)

They were also 3rd most punctual scheduled carrier in the UK in 2003, with 85% on-time performance (compared to easyJet 69%). (Source: 2003 Low Cost Punctuality and 2003 Scheduled Punctuality)
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RE: Monarch Airlines - Cabin

Sat May 29, 2004 11:32 pm

They also recieved 'the most punctual scheduled airline at Manchester' in February. Source- Monarch airlines website
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RE: Monarch Airlines - Cabin

Sun May 30, 2004 3:54 am

I flew with them twice a couple of months ago, both times on A321s. Service was great, cabin crew very friendly but seat pitch is appalling. I'll not fly with them again until they take some of those seats out!
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RE: Monarch Airlines - Cabin

Sun May 30, 2004 4:35 am

Is the seat pitch 28" or 29" on the A321?
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RE: Monarch Airlines - Cabin

Sun May 30, 2004 5:05 am

I flew last September on Monarch from LGW - CHQ (Chania) - LGW both directions on the A300-600. I enjoyed both flights. I am pretty tall, 6'2 or so...it was cramped but I knew what I was getting in to...I have flown the Canadian equivalents, Air Transat, Canada 3000 and Royal Airlines....I figured it would be tight. Thankfully I had an aisle seat both ways...however I seemed to be much more uncomfortable on the way back. The crew were great and I enjoyed my first and probably last trip on the Airbus 300. I would fly them again.


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