Come Fly With Monarch
I have just came back from another holiday in Florida which i must say was absolutely amazing. The holiday was purchased through Cosmos which is joint with Monarch Airlines who operate flights for people who book their holiday through Cosmos. I had a 9/10 hour flight to Florida in which i flew in economy class in a Airbus A330. I felt that the service was absolutely outstanding and i would definitely fly with them again despite a few set backs to the travel which i will touch on later.
Booking The Flight
As i was going on a full package holiday to Walt Disney World i purchased my flight alongside the holiday with cosmos. The website is very easy to navigate and has the same structure as the actual Monarch website as they are joint companies. To book the flight i rang the hotline as i always feel that giving details over the phone are more reliable than entering them on the internet. I rang the hotline and the people answering the phones were very helpful and kind. They offered a range of options and we were not kept on hold for long at all which is fantastic.
I did go through to the place where you can book the flights online and it was very simple to get to and the options were clear, and the places to type were also very clear. The pricing was very simple and there were no additional charges or set backs which i was very pleased about. The holiday confirmation came through within a couple of days, along with e-tickets for the Disney parks. I was very pleased with the process of booking the flight and felt it couldn't have been any easier.
The Plane Itself
Unfortunately ever since i have flown with Monarch i have only used one type of aircraft in their fleet. This is the A330 and is used mainly for long haul flights the company undertakes. The planes front seating area is situated behind the pilots flight deck and is the premium area. To be seated in this area you have to pay a high cost which is over £100 and to be very honest you get your food first and a personal TV screen on the back of the seat in front of you and i didn't feel the need to pay for either of those items. There is a curtain seperating the premium passengers and the economy passengers which are situated from that boundary through to the back of the plane. The plane is in a 3-3-3 seating format until the very back of the plane when it becomes 2-3-2 for the 11 remaining rows. The seats are a navy blue colour and yellow head rests complete the seats. There are four toilets in the economy section and a further two in the premium section to house the 50 or so passengers. At the back of the plane is a small section for the cabin crew to relax and prepare the trolleys for the people on-board the aircraft.
Plane Food...I Usually Hate It!
When i travel on aircraft i take my own food on-board due to the usual dislike to the food which they offer. However i was unpredictably surprised at the food which was on offer during this long-haul flight.
There were two meals which we were offered on both the outbound and inbound flight, both being the same meals.