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Old 9th Apr 2013, 23:00
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G-MONB left for Fedex a few years ago.
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Old 9th Apr 2013, 23:47
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Yes the oldest aircraft in Monarch's fleet currently is G-DAJB. The Oldest though after 2014 will be G-OZBL

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Old 10th Apr 2013, 07:50
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In addition to the MUC routes will FDH-LGW get the chop for the remainder of summer also. Planned return for the winter season.
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Old 10th Apr 2013, 11:34
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Fleet News

Here is some more news on the upcoming aircraft Monarch are receiving:

A320
G-ZBAB is due on 18th/19th April (Most likely will be Delivered at Luton)

A321
G-OZBZ is due shortly
G-ZBAD is due on 9th/10th May 2013 (Not sure where it's being delivered)
G-ZBAE is due on 23rd/24th May 2013 (Not sure where it's being delivered)
G-ZBAF is due at Manchester on 13th April 2013
G-ZBAG is due at Luton on 25th April 2013


Source: Jethro (Monarch Airlines)

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Old 10th Apr 2013, 14:38
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I have to say I am pretty appalled at the abrupt cancellation of all the MUC services (+FDH). Monarch manages to just avoid the two weeks EU261 period so no compensation is legally required, but as Monarch is unable to offer alternatives to/from Southern Germany, a lot of people booked for the next few weeks on those routes will be left considerably out of pocket.

Pretty poor planning. Not reliable. Not great marketing.
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Old 10th Apr 2013, 15:47
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Well looks like you right guys. Got an email from Monarch Airlines today saying that my flights between Leeds and Munich in June have in fact been cancelled and that will I be given a full refund

So after a little advise I looked at the KLM option via Amsterdam and like you say "getonittt" they do actually come out far cheaper at just £228.50 compared to Monarchís £391.94
Also whilst looking around checked out the British Airways option via Heathrow it too came out cheaper than Monarch at £315.08

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Old 11th Apr 2013, 05:27
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So after a little advise I looked at the KLM option via Amsterdam and like you say "getonittt" they do actually come out far cheaper at just £228.50 compared to Monarchís £391.94
Also whilst looking around checked out the British Airways option via Heathrow it too came out cheaper than Monarch at £315.08
If that's the case why do Monarch charge more than a national carrier? is it for the privilige of flying direct non stop? I know 2 friends found flying from BHX to BCN was cheaper flying with KLM.
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Old 11th Apr 2013, 16:29
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I understand 5B-DCP (G-ZBAG as it will become) positioned LCA-BEY this afternoon. Presumably for repaint but I'm sure Mr @ Spotty M can confirm.
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Old 11th Apr 2013, 18:09
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Seems ZB cancelling schedules is becoming a habit, they abandoned LBA -GNB in the early weeks of the ski season leaving me in an expensive lurch. Even though the route is available next year I opted for a more expensive Jet2 flight for next year. Monarch's reputation of old is suffering.

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Old 11th Apr 2013, 19:20
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2planks if you care to read back this thread you might have notice that itís not just the LBA - MUC route thatís been cancelled. Monarch have for some reason decided in the last few days to cancel all its UK routes to MUC this summer season including from MAN, LTN and BHX
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Old 11th Apr 2013, 20:32
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Yes l can confirm that is the case.
The first of the Cyprus A321's 5B-DCO (G-ZBAF) is due into MAN on Saturday.

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Old 11th Apr 2013, 22:48
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Seems ZB cancelling schedules is becoming a habit, they abandoned LBA -GNB in the early weeks of the ski season leaving me in an expensive lurch. Even though the route is available next year I opted for a more expensive Jet2 flight for next year. Monarch's reputation of old is suffering.
We got caught up in the process as well last year. Monarch had cancelled three out of the five flights to Gibraltar for Summer 2012 and also changed the flight times so they could use a W pattern in the schedules. We had two trips booked and three out of the four flights were cancelled and we were not told at all. Fortunately we got it all sorted out in the end.
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Old 11th Apr 2013, 22:53
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Had the same to Faro last year too. I wont even look at their schedules now-as I was left high and dry last time and well out of pocket due to the late cancellation
but with no usable alternative offered-or compensation.
Once bitten twice shy etc etc.
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Old 12th Apr 2013, 08:24
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New App.

I see the new Monarch app is now available.
Not only does flights but destination wx, currency conversion and a car finder. Very usefull.
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Old 12th Apr 2013, 08:46
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The first of the Cyprus A321's 5B-DCO (G-ZBAF) is due into MAN on Saturday.
MAY be Sunday
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Old 12th Apr 2013, 08:51
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Travel several times a year MAN-BCN, & Usually travel KLM or Lufthansa because the flights are cheaper than the direct ZB service & also greater schedule flexibility.
Was going to book MAN-MUC, but Lufty was cheaper anyway, so fortunately not faced with a late expensive re-booking.
I used to be Silver Card holder with ZB but now not found any suitable flights with ZB since May last year. I wish them well with their new expanded network, but can't help feeling the company has changed for the worst, IMHO.
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Monarch Flights From London-Gatwick to Venice and Verona will now not operate during Winter 2013 and are now seasonal routes.
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Old 12th Apr 2013, 17:39
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MKY661......that's like saying the MANDLM and LGWAYT services are "not now" operating Winter 13....they were never there in the first place
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Old 12th Apr 2013, 18:59
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A321 5B-DCO (G-ZBAF) ferried BEY-LCA after paint
A321 5B-DCP (G-ZBAG) ferried LCA-BEY fot paint
A321 TC-OAN (G-OZBZ) ferried IST-BOH for paint
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Old 12th Apr 2013, 20:57
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It is in fact G-OZBZ (ex TC-OAN) on its way to BOH for paint.
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