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Satisfactory

“Manky money grabbing Monarch”

published 05/09/2005

not many

quite a few

When you are about to start a two hour flight there are a couple of things you do not want to hear. One would be the captain forgetting to turn the intercom off and then discussing the 12 pints of lager he consumed for lunch, you also would not want to hear the air steward uttering the words "You...

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Not for me

“An airline to avoid”

published 27/03/2001

Absolutely none.

Cramped seating, incompetent staff, poor catering

If you are buying a package holiday, look carefully at the airline used by the tour company, and if it is Monarch, think again. I had the misfortune to fly to Egypt with Monarch earlier this year. The trip started badly with some problems in the check-in procedure. Soon there were several long...

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Super

Low cost, professional and accommodating

None

My parents live in Portugal so I try to get over to see them a few times a year and whenever I can, I try to fly with Monarch. I have flown with many airlines over the years and Monarch is definitely my airline of choice for short flights. Booking The booking process is so easy and trouble free...

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Super

Inexpensive. Plenty of destinations.

They don't fly from every U.K. airport

The old saying goes “you cannot please everyone all of the time” I have read most of the previous opes and found that the majority were of a negative nature. I have flown with Monarch on many occasions. I owned a property in Spain for a while and I flew to Alicanti from Gatwick 3 to 4 times a...

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Satisfactory

Part of Package deals, new Aircraft

Like being aboard a cattle truck

Having recently returned from a trip to Egypt and having the pleasure? of using Monarch Airlines i thought i would share my observations with you, to perhaps make your trip easier. Firstly my outward journey was delayed by 21 hours - I realise this can happen to any Airline, although certainly...

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Excellent

“Customer is King.”

published 12/07/2000

Customer care

Small food portions

I have flown with Monarch several times on the 5 hour flight to Cyprus, initially because they were the cheapest at around £250 for a return flight. Having flown with them I now choose them not just for their excellent value, but also the quality of service etc. They have always been excellent...

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Not for me

Got me from A to B - just!

Rude crew, incompetant check-in staff, dirty plane

I had my ticket to Turkey booked by a friend - I had never flown by Monarch before so I was interested to see what it would be like. I never would have expected the outrageous and totally unacceptable ordeal i was to endure! Arriving at check-in I discovered a queue where people were pushing...

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Excellent

“Flying high above the rest!*”

published 30/05/2007

almost everything is good:- too much to list here

can be a little more expensive than other european...

please excuse the all capital notes that follow:- I thiml these are very important for you to read before reading the rest... >PLEASE READ ALL AS FIRST FEW LINES REPRESENT AIRLINE WHEN I FLEW SOME TIME AGO, THEY ARE NOW SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT! >ALSO THIS REVIEW IS ON MONARCH SCHEDULED - ZB, NOT MON...

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Satisfactory

“No Kingly Experience”

published 29/10/2007

Cheap

Hidden costs, one choice of meal, one film

Wanting a direct flight from Manchester to Orlando in August, I trawled the internet and found Monarch Airlines were offering seats for just under £500 per person. Great, I thought and duly booked 5. I haven't flown long haul for years and my memories of films, good meals and time to sleep were...

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Good

“Don't fly with Monarch”

published 27/09/2001

ok food and entertainment

Uncomfortable and Punctuality

I Recently flew with Monarch airline to Gran Canaria - Playa del Ingles for my first time and found it to be ok. The plane was a bowing 757. It was a very uncomfortable journey there and back especially for my fiancé who’s 6ft 1 as you had hardly any leg room. The Plane had to many seats in...

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Not for me

“Hit and Miss with Monarch”

published 19/09/2010

On time and the food is quite nice.

Staff are incredably rude and the legroom is appal...

I flew with Monarch to Malaga, Spain last year with my couin to visit my grandparents who live there, whilst booking the flights the website gave no indication it was a budget airline and implied that the hidden costs (which they convieniantly do warn you about once you start booking and a return...

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Super

“Time spent with a Monarch”

published 07/08/2005

Cost and friendly service

very narrow aisles

Having had a bit of a nightmare holiday experience last year with Travel City Direct (see review - incompetence of TCD) while trying to get to Florida, I was a little alarmed, when my better half came home one day and told me that she had booked our holiday for this year - to Florida again. She...

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Good

Friendly and helpful Staff

Food and Legroom

I recently travelled on Monarch airlines during the summer. Having never flown on the airline before I didn't know what to expect. The flight was a long one flying from Stansted to Rhodes in Greece, 5-6 hour I think. The main problem I had on the flight was the amount of legroom. I just fitted in...

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Super

“First Come, Best Seat!!!”

published 11/01/2004

Helpful Staff, Great Food

Limited Extra Leg Room...

I have traveled on a lot of airlines, as having a holiday home in Lanzarote requires me too! When looking for a flight it comes down to cheapest for me and for my holiday in September the airline was Monarch. I was helped from the beginning by the Cosmos sales centre where I bought my flight from...

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Satisfactory

gets you from A to B on time

pretty much everything else

*Overall, Monarch are terrible. I used them on a recent holiday as part of the package, and would never fly with them again.* Seat pitch - I'm 5ft 0 so don't normally care, but I was quite cramped, so it must be small! I even got given an emergency exit seat on the way out, which had more space...

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