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Old 30th Oct 2012, 09:37
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The reasoning behind this is that on many flights, especially when full, the hat bins max out on volume. It is not unknown to have 10-20 bags have to go in the hold at point of boarding, with commensurate delay while they all get tagged and loaded late on. Admittedly, better regulation of bag size at the gate would help, but thanks to online check in, often it seems the first person to actually evaluate someone's carry on baggage size is the Cabin Crew member at doors 1.
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 18:59
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Anyone know where the next 2 a320/321's are coming from.
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 21:00
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A320/A321

Hopefully these new aircraft will be in place before the start of the summer schedule in Easter, as the BHX schedule is poor especially to the bread and butter Med routes.

Monarch Palma was 5/6 weekly in April last year and it doesn't even operate in April, Alicante, Malaga, Faro & Larnaca all showing reduced frequencies. No sign of Barcelona or Nice in April either.

I assume there is more to come depending on aicraft deliveries? May onwards BHX shows a busy nine aircraft base .
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Old 31st Oct 2012, 17:03
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Monarch / Cosmos have pulled NCL-SFB & CWL-SFB for next summer due to lack of sales
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 20:20
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Nasty delay on MAN-FAO-MAN, final boarding now 2020 should have gone @ 0730 this morning !

Big delays across the fleet the last couple of days as well.
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 20:45
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Looking to book flights from BHX-FCO in May and June next year but it appears the routes being dropped from 30 April. Is it a schedule problems due to fleet being updated for the summer or just being dropped for summer.
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 20:52
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What aircraft was that on the Faro route?
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 21:25
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A EuroAtlantic B767 Think it was supposed to be an A321

Looking to book flights from BHX-FCO in May and June next year but it appears the routes being dropped from 30 April. Is it a schedule problems due to fleet being updated for the summer or just being dropped for summer.
Fine on my computer. Can't really see anything except the additional flights to GIB in December (Probably for christmas)
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 22:12
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j636...BHXFCO showing daily on my screen for May 13
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 22:18
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Got it now, didn't know you had to select 0 for child and infants which stopped it coming up.
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 23:01
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Grrr

Not long now for Non Runner
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Old 4th Nov 2012, 00:40
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Monarch Problems

Flew Monarch Dalaman to Gatwick today. 2.5 hour delay. There was a Monarch A321 on the tarmac all the time and when we were departing the Captain advised us the reason for the delay was due to having to reshuffle flights. the A321 had suffered a bird strike, starboard engine, after leaving Cyprus and had to land at Dalaman. And one of the A300s was giving problems with "slow retraction of the landing gear". Clearly the end of the holiday season in Turkey as aircraft was full for us but only 4 passengers on board out of LGW...
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Old 4th Nov 2012, 01:52
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Nothing big IMO.

Tech issue can be few and far between, you can have periods with little issue, then bam, you can have numerous tech issue in a short period, these things happen.

Birdstrikes on the other hand can happen anywhere at any time to any airline, so that nothing of concern regarding Monarchs ops / mx.

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Old 4th Nov 2012, 08:30
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Show me an airline that's never had a bird strike or reshuffled the day due to a tech item!!
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Old 4th Nov 2012, 08:58
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Both aircraft are due to start their end of lease checks tomorrow in BRU.
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Not long now for Non Runner
Ooh very cryptic!
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Old 4th Nov 2012, 12:15
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Grrr

In the early days the inital 2 A300s were called locally as Non Runner & Non Starter.
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Old 4th Nov 2012, 13:24
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Very sad to see both aircraft going both hve been with Monarch for ages and they have been very well maintained. Wonder which base will lose an A300 next summer and I wonder if we will see the sme fate of the other two old A320's in the next few years?
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Old 4th Nov 2012, 16:06
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The smart money is on LGW losing an A300 next summer. NR is going to a breakers in Tupelo Mississippi via Portsmouth ,New Hampshire. Over her service she has generated 2 and a half tons of technical records and they will be going on CD(also to Tupelo) a few days later.

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Old 4th Nov 2012, 16:18
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NR is going to a breakers in Tupelo Mississippi via Portsmouth ,New Hampshire.
Think CD is going there as well apparently.
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