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Old 20th Mar 2017, 08:49
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Lots of column inches though....

Seems to me to be a PR success.

BTW. Doubt you're going to get an upgrade with an attitude like that!
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Old 20th Mar 2017, 09:51
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Originally Posted by ratchetring
Monarch to offer upgrades to 'nice' passengers | The Independent

If there were any doubts they have lost the plot over recent times this should remove those doubts once and for all....
Not at all, have you never heard of marketing? The numbers involved are tiny, the cost therefore minuscule - but the impact disproportionately large in terms of exposure.

The only downside I see is the call centre being swamped with callers phoning for no reason other than to try and snap up these upgrades, which are as rare as hen's teeth. The "genuine" callers, who will in the era of online bookings, only be phoning to resolve problems, and are therefore the ones they really want to reach with the scheme, may become cheesed off because they can't get through.
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Old 20th Mar 2017, 11:24
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Monarch should not upgrade 'nice' passengers but look after travellers with delayed flights instead | The Independent
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Old 8th Apr 2017, 17:55
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Are Monarch dropping their Luton-Ovda route at the end of April ? It's not on sale for winter 2017/2018, the new Eilat airport seems a fair way from being finished, and Monarch have put other winter 2017/2018 routes on sale already. Furthermore, I understand that loads on Luton-Ovda have not been exactly brilliant outside the Xmas period peak
I hope not we are using this route again in a couple of weeks. Also it was the middle of march last year before this winter flights were put on sale
The flights to Ovda are back on sale for next winter
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Old 8th Apr 2017, 19:27
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Originally Posted by mwm991
I was in Glasgow all day yesterday and seen tonnes of adverts for Monarchs 30 fares on the side of buses which I thought was quite interesting.
It's the same on the Stagecoach buses in Ayrshire. Very strange. I wonder if Monarch are planning flights from Scotland.
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Old 8th Apr 2017, 19:38
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I've seen them on buses in Edinburgh. What a waste of an advertising budget.
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Old 8th Apr 2017, 20:17
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Originally Posted by inOban
I've seen them on buses in Edinburgh. What a waste of an advertising budget.
That's exactly what I thought. I could see the point of it if they flew to airports in Scotland.
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Old 8th Apr 2017, 20:19
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I expect the rather large Project Management and PR & External Communication departments have been strategizing over this for months. If you're going to waste money, you might as well go for broke.
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Old 8th Apr 2017, 22:24
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Originally Posted by ExpectmorePayless
I expect the rather large Project Management a. nd PR & External Communication departments have been strategizing over this for months. If you're going to waste money, you might as well go for broke.
Don't make me laugh.

If the Project Office was allowed to run projects properly rather than simply being brought in to clear up the mess made by those who have no ability to think 5 mins into the future or understand that in a complex organisation, if you change one thing, you often need to check what else might get pulled out of whack, then you might actually see things get done properly and without the ridiculous overspend that was inevitable when anything was tried out.

I'm afraid you've hit a nerve here and as someone who spent a lot of time trying to make things work properly there, all I can say is that you haven't got a damned clue what you are talking about if you make flip comments like that.
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Old 8th Apr 2017, 22:31
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Advertising in Scotland.

You might be quite surprised how many Scottish customers my outfit carries out of Manchester.

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Old 8th Apr 2017, 23:04
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It's amazing how many gordies are travelling on Monarch's flights out of LBA.
I wonder if there are Scots also traveling down to LBA instead of using NCL and EDI?

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Old 9th Apr 2017, 09:10
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Monarch have been in doing a lot of training at PIK, I know there has been discussions in the past regarding routes from Prestwick. With the reduction in APD on the way in Scotland, maybe Monarch are building up awareness for the launch of some routes in Scotland.
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 09:36
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I know there has been discussions in the past regarding routes from Prestwick.
Not likely without some fairly hefty bungs from Prestwick, or the Scottish government I would have thought.
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 10:37
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PIK is an excellent location for training ( as it is for maintenance). Nice long fog free runway, very few scheduled flights, reasonably quiet airspace. You can practice takeoffs and landings all day. But as a location for scheduled ops? Look at a population map. Unless other airports became so busy that slots became a problem, and I don't see that in the foreseeable future.
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 11:03
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how many Scott's
how many jordies
How many what?
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 11:17
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Unbelievable isn't it and I bet they haven't got a clue what you mean!

I read both and thought what the

As to APD in Scotland no decision if any has been made as to any reductions and more than likely nothing will change in that area for the forseable future plus Prestwick has been well used by hundreds of airlines over the decades for crew training but it doesn't mean that they intend to operate scheduled flights out of the airport, pure fantasy on behalf of the poster plus the fact he states that previous discussions have been made regarding Monarch flying from Prestwick airport.

Some posters dreams and the realities don't mix sometimes.
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 11:24
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I'm as much a stickler for grammar and spelling as anyone, but we've all been caught out by the guesses of our tablets and phones. The one that amuses me is when LTNman always refers to the duel carriageway. I keep imagining that queuing drivers will resort to armed combat.
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 11:31
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In this case I have a feeling that the grammar or spelling mistakes even were intended that way and probably how the posters assumed they were spelt rather than the guesses of the tablet or phone, due care and attention with what you type will eliminate such issues.
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 13:18
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SWBKCB I've edited the offending post, that will teach me not to post after having a few beers.
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 13:32
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LBIA

Not sure if your still having a 'few beers' but your so called editing still hasn't corrected the obvious mistakes.

I suggest you start smoking weed instead of having a few beers, it does it for me :-)
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