theobcman
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Monarch's A300's

Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:17 pm

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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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:21 pm

DLM and AGP come to mind. Have seen them at SFB but not recently.
 
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:39 pm

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!)
 
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:55 pm

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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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:12 pm

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.
 
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:22 pm

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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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:57 am

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
 
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:15 am

No photos of G-EOMA in the database?
 
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:31 am

Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 4):

No A300s through Luton this summer I'm afraid.
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:04 am

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

G-EOMA is a 330.
 
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:21 am

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.
 
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:29 am

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]
 
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:58 am

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
 
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:01 am

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

Any up-to-date cabin pics?
 
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:48 pm

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
 
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:56 pm

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.
 
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:18 pm

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!
 
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:06 pm

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.
 
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:53 pm

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;



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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:19 pm

Yes the legroom was torturous for me as im 6ft 5! I was literally crippled!
 
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:21 pm

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!
 
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:35 pm

Well i'm two inches shorter now if thats being called worth it!
 
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RE: Monarch's A300's

Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:48 pm

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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