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monarch airlines...OK?do you say..dont tell me i booked a turkey??

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DeeRiguer Wed 23-Jul-08 11:18:39

come give positive flight stories (am nota natural flier)!..even if you have to make em up wink
and also bitch to get hold of... extremely difficult:
to email (doesnt seem to go..) phone 31 mins on hold waiting cause they value my call hmm
and tried again no joy

dont tell me i booked a turkey??

they havent put in our online seats we booked for outward journey but have for return they wanna charge to change it on the web, but i've paid already???


DeeRiguer Wed 23-Jul-08 11:24:08


whooosh Wed 23-Jul-08 11:26:59

Can't help on the seating issue but I use them quite a bit and think they are fab.Way better than S;eazyjet or Ryanair and the extra legroom seats are fab.

Definitely not a turkey-where are you off to?

Elmosgirl Wed 23-Jul-08 11:28:09

We flew with them when we went to Turkey, although was a good few years ago, had no problems.

whooosh Wed 23-Jul-08 11:28:36

Warnign though-we used the online check-in last week and the "fast bag drop" and it was anything but fast.
This was due to a system error at Luton but as boring as it may sound,allow enough time for queues.

DeeRiguer Wed 23-Jul-08 11:29:37

only malaga, for mallorca
want to go to grenada though!

its last minute my only hols.. even if parents are coming..

did you ever have to contact them though?
am i uber unlucky you think?

DeeRiguer Wed 23-Jul-08 11:31:20

thanks for positivity ladies

and r e l a x .......

Rubyrubyruby Wed 23-Jul-08 11:33:37

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aDad Wed 23-Jul-08 11:34:54

In terms of the actual flight, you didn't book it for luxury - and it's only a couple of hours on a plane.

I think they are all pretty much the same - ie you wont get a particularly good meal or anything on any of the budget airlines. I think we took Monarch last year and there was no hitch at all.

hope you get your booking ishoo sorted...

whooosh Wed 23-Jul-08 11:35:00

Me too Rubyhmm

Pinkjenny Wed 23-Jul-08 11:35:23

We have just flown to Malaga with them, came back on Friday.

No problems at all, although we didn't check in on line and I was disgusted that dd didn't have a baggage allowance.

But the flights themselves were great.

Rubyrubyruby Wed 23-Jul-08 11:52:22

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DeeRiguer Wed 23-Jul-08 15:51:13

ah well rubyrubyruby it was last minute cheap deal my mum was offered via her friend.. and hopefully some last minute summer sun in september

i've never been before and dh's uncle barney lives there so (in locale) so will give it a whirl..

DisenchantedPlusBump Wed 23-Jul-08 15:54:11

This is the airline that has caused me not to fly again for the last 8 years...

I shall say no more, lol.


LIZS Wed 23-Jul-08 15:59:24

We've used them chartered out of lack of choice really. Not brilliant but ok ish. But why fly to Malaga for Mallorca ?!

OsmosisBanana Wed 23-Jul-08 16:00:26

My Dad calls them 'Air Mogadishu'

DeeRiguer Wed 23-Jul-08 16:44:57

oh shit! lol at mallorca! what a tit i am today..i meant, marbella!
it looked closest on the map!

finally got through on phone smile they are getting back to me..hmm
fingers crossed

Rubyrubyruby Wed 23-Jul-08 17:35:55

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brimfull Wed 23-Jul-08 17:39:11

we flew to Turkey with them last yr with no problems at all

DeeRiguer Wed 23-Jul-08 22:39:29

grin ruby
was gonna say we cant all go to barbados!

kiwibella Fri 25-Jul-08 15:35:24

we also flew with them to Turkey... just as good as any of the other budget airlines.

glamourbadger Tue 29-Jul-08 11:42:24

Flown them to Greece a few times. No problems, pretty average charter airline.

whooosh Tue 29-Jul-08 11:44:09

Never flown them charter but am assuming i tcan't be much different from their scheduled service....

lulumama Tue 29-Jul-08 11:50:07

fly to malaga with them

very good, much better than easyjet

when DD was sick everywhere, the stewardess cleaned up , gave us a blanket for her, wet wipes etc.. and when i tried to start mopping up, elbowed me out of the way

when DD sick on easyjet, i got given a paper towel .

and price wise, monarch came out cheaper than easyjet for our flights this year

Twinkie1 Tue 29-Jul-08 11:52:14

We flew with them years ago and they were fine - really nice food actually is what I remember most.

RRR - is it you my 3 yr old walks around the house calling - am sick to the back teeth of RubyRubyRuby at the moment!

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