david2u86
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Monarch A300's

Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:13 pm

Hello all,

I am flying out on zb238 on the 6th of September and returning on zb793 on the 13th,

Do monarch use the a300 on these routes? I'm hoping not as have heard that they are really tired, cramped and old aircraft

How long do they intend to keep these 20+ year old birds going?

Many thanks
 
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RE: Monarch A300's

Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:35 pm

Quoting david2u86 (Thread starter):
I'm hoping not as have heard that they are really tired, cramped and old aircraft

   Really? It may be your last chance to get on these rare old Airbi! In a few years from now it will be all 32-boring..

I know GMONR will be retired after this summer season. Another one will be retired after summer 2013, and the last two after summer 2014, which will be a sad moment if you ask me!

Martijn

[Edited 2012-09-01 10:37:18]
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RE: Monarch A300's

Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:39 pm

Quoting david2u86 (Thread starter):
I'm hoping not as have heard that they are really tired, cramped and old aircraft

I flew one a couple weeks ago on MAN-LCA. It was great. Despite what people told me, including a former MON manager, I didn't find it tired or cramped - and I'm 6'. It was a great experience.
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Skyeurope
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RE: Monarch A300's

Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:01 pm

ZB238 has been an A320/A300 mix in the past weeks, ZB793 A300 only.
 
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RE: Monarch A300's

Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:55 pm

Quoting david2u86 (Thread starter):
I am flying out on zb238 on the 6th of September and returning on zb793 on the 13th,

Do monarch use the a300 on these routes?

Have a look on their web-page, both flights are scheduled with the A300!

Quoting david2u86 (Thread starter):
I'm hoping not as have heard that they are really tired, cramped and old aircraft

There is a fantastic TR around, have a look: Monarch: 2 A.netters Onboard Their A300 & 757-200 (by airbuseric Dec 24 2011 in Trip Reports)
 
david2u86
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RE: Monarch A300's

Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:34 pm

Thanks people for your replies, have looked at the TR and now think maybe I should cherish the moment

One more cheeky question, anyone know the loads for these flights!

Many thanks in advance peeps
 
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RE: Monarch A300's

Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:49 am

I have just booked a little trip in October to AGP just to get on the ZB A300. Trip report coming up one thinks.

Please confirm what aircraft you actually flew. Rgds
 
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RE: Monarch A300's

Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:32 pm

Blimey I remember seeing these at LGW when they were brand new (still with the wrappers on almost)....where does the time disappear to. Like someone said, if you've got the opportunity to fly on one take it, you'll wish you had in years to come otherwise. You can fly on a A320 anytime or anywhere you want this days, but the A300's are a rare bird these days unless you fancy a holiday to Iran or somewhere like that. Have a good flight.
 
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RE: Monarch A300's

Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:35 pm

I flew on MONR and MAJS, very good flights both altho the seat width and depth has been rationed!
 
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RE: Monarch A300's

Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:28 pm

The A300 evaded me as it went tech and got replaced by an A330. Needless to say I was pretty pissed off as I spent £100 more than I needed to just to fly on it!

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