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Monarch


2,330 Reviews
Headquarters: Prospect House Prospect Way, Luton LU2 9NU England +44-0333-003-0700 Website
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
22 helpful votes
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On time on both flights. Pleasant, helpful staff. Detailed info from pilot on both flights and happy to wish my daughter a happy birthday over the PA system on the return flight. Legroom tight and I'm under 6ft. Seat was tired as was general interior of aircraft. I realise Monarch are expecting delivery of new Boeing aircraft next year but...

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Europe Economy Manchester - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday
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Where to start. At check in - the guy doing the check in was still drunk from the night before, due to the fact that he didn't ask any of the questions, like, did you pack your own case etc. His words were "I don't feel very well and you already know the questions and answers" Then to top it...

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Europe Economy Birmingham - Venice

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
69 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday
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Flew Monarch out and Jet2 back. Could not believe how little space there is between seats in standard fare class. I don't usually buy extra space because both my wife and I are short. Yet we found it almost claustrophobic being so close to the seat in front.We fly easyJet from Liverpool to Jersey on a regular basis and I...

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Europe Economy Manchester - Malaga

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday
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2 and a half hour flight to Mahon, book with these 2 companies and you might as well right off a complete day. Monarch use clapped out planes, Swissport might as well employee brain dead monkeys, they would be more helpful. Last time I fly out of manchester using these 2 numptys

Europe Economy Manchester - Minorca
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago
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The extra space on this flight was amazing, compared to some other budget airlines. A very pleasant trip all round and have already booked to fly with Monarch again!

Europe Economy Manchester - Lisbon
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago
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Monarch is going up against two airlines who are flying this route, and so far are beating them on price. Unfortunately I and my partner have now flown this route with Monarch four times between us, and every single leg has been late. No apology or explanation given. Given that the competing airline, SAS, is one of the most punctual...

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Europe Economy Manchester - Stockholm County

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Marbella, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago
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I have flown Monarch many times previously, many years ago and remember them to be an outstanding airline. However over the last couple of years standards have clearly slipped. Delayed many times, rough bumpy flights and terrible landings. The crew don't seem to care much for the passengers comfort and unless its cheaper than the others I wouldn't bother again.

Europe Economy Malaga - London
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago
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I had not booked a meal, but found the on-board fare fine. Chose a hot toasted sandwich which was piping hot and very agreeable - especially to my stomach! I've flown with Monarch many times over the years, chiefly to India and years ago to Kenya. Always found the airline up to scratch. Derek S, York UK

Europe Economy Leeds - Larnaka City
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Chatham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago
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I have traveled with Monarch for the past 19 years or so. I have always found the airline to be heads above other budget airlines for the following reasons: 1. Planes are clean and tidy. 2. Staff are courteous and friendly. 3. Bit more leg room than other planes. 4. They will try to provide a seat of choice if...

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Europe Economy London - Dalaman

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago
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Smooth and easy check in at Birmingham airport, plenty of check in desks open. The delay came next to get through security, long queues with a waiting time of approx 45 mins, so worth paying the £5 for fast track through security. As always in an airport prices in the restaurants are overpriced. Duty free at World Duty Free are...

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Europe Economy Birmingham - Lanzarote

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About Monarch
Monarch (ZB) is a leading UK independent airline. Flying from 5 UK bases, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds-Bradford and Luton where it is headquartered; the airline offers 6 million seats to leisure destinations. The tour operating division offers package holidays across the airlines scheduled network focusing on beach and city breaks. Monarch is a 2017 Travellers’ Choice winner as one of the top 10 airlines in Europe.

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