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First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:12 pm

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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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:17 pm

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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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:49 pm

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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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:33 pm

G-MONR was at BRU today, basic MON-cs, no titles
 
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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:37 pm

Shame to see them go, a big chunk of widebody Monarch going and not to be replaced.....
 
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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:26 pm

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?

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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:28 am

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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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:31 pm

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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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:35 pm

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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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:50 pm

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.
 
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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:15 pm

When will the other A300s leave the fleet?
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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:37 pm

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.

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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:39 pm

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.
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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:44 pm

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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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:35 pm

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.

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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:50 pm

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.
 
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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:16 pm

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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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:18 pm

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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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:52 pm

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.

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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:04 pm

So both planes are in Brussels for what?Leaving some parts to SN Brussels maintanance?
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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:47 pm

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]
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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:38 pm

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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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:37 pm

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?
 
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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:58 pm

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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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:21 pm

Thanks for the update leonard320

So long 'NR... http://www.flightradar24.com/MON605P
 
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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:19 pm

Farewell MONR, you took me on a great holiday to Rhodes a few years ago. May the axeman's torch not hurt to much....   
 
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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:59 am

I guess this is the last photo of G-MONR in the database while still in operation for Monarch ...


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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:05 pm

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
 
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RE: First MON A300 Heading For The Scrappers..

Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:30 am

Very sad so many memories so long G-MONR