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Old 10th Jan 2009, 15:59
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Monarch at DUB.

Hi everyone.

Iv been offered an interview for MON at the DUB base. I am currently flying for another airline. I'm trying to decide whether to go for the interview or not. As an airline I have always really liked Monarch from flying loads with them as a kid and always though would love to work for them. But I am unsure of whether to leave my current airline or not. But I have been hearing little tit bits about Monarch really expanding in Dublin which intrigues me. So basically im just wonering if anyone could give me any low down on the base and what they are like to work for as a company and stuff that could help with my choice. I don't like changing jobs and stuff though have a feeling monarch may be worth it!!!

Really appreciate it guys and happy flying
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Old 10th Jan 2009, 16:34
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if you have a secure job with your present airline I would be very wary of accepting a job with Monarch in Dublin as they have a habit of opening and closing bases on a whim!There is only one maybe two aircraft based there at the moment
Having said that I believe promotion can be very quick as it is a small expanding base at the moment.
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Old 13th Jan 2009, 18:59
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Monarch - questions from a newbie

Hi all,
I recently attended an interview for MAN base and have received a letter saying I'm successful and they will send me a start date with 4 weeks notice. This is great but so far I really dont know much about pay/roster etc!! If anyone's able to give my any info I'd be really interested to know:

Salary - basic for seasonal crew, plus average take-home p/m over the summer?
Duty pay - how much is this?!
Roster - What kind of trips/aircraft can I expect at MAN, will it be just A320/1 or is there a chance of longhaul in my first season on the A300/330??

And the big question.. what is the likelihood of being kept on come October? this is quite a biggie for me as I'm in a permanent (but not very exciting) contract at the moment.. but if theres no chance but a chance of coming back next summer I'll prob go for it?

And one more!... I actually have a holiday booked for 2weeks mid-march.. now I know I might have a problem here.. can anyone help with an idea of when the training course might start?? I've heard april for a may start but I've also heard it might be as early as march?? which means I may need to think about cancelling my hol

Anything you guys can tell me would be appreciated.. sorry if this in the wrong section
cheers guys x
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Old 25th Jan 2009, 18:02
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Monarch interview

Hi Guys

Is anybody applying to Monarch/going to a Monarch interview soon? I have not read anything for ages about Monarch recruitment on this forum. Just wondered if there were any jobs this year.

Thanks.
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 11:37
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Arrow

I would have thought they would be running new crew cources for summer 09 BUT I wouldnt hold my breath, however if new cources are held you will only get a temp contract (6 months) after that I doubt you will get a perm contract with them. Lots of crew from LGW, LTN, BHX have all just been layed off and many rumours are flying around the company about the airline ie making job cuts, route cuts etc
My advise to you is apply to gatwick or manchester if you really want monarch, you get more variety of routes and maybe some longhaul but dont expect to get a perm contract because if im honest I dont think the company will be keeping any new crew on until the financial situation is over.
Unlike other bigger airlines like Thomas Cook and Thomson, Monarch dont have the back up of a tour operator ie Thomas Cook Holidays, Thomson Holidays (apart from cosmos) so where the other airlines have a BIG brand with many areas not just an airline Monarch are not as big in that respect.
What ever you decide good luck
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 13:42
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Mon recruited a lot of ex-XL cabin crew at Gatwick, and putting them through on fast track training courses. The rejoiners have yet to get details of their rejoiners course yet. Monarchs first training date for the previous flyers at Gatwick is the 2nd March...
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 14:42
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Im ex-XL cabin crew and are due to start soon with monarch. i think the 2nd march course i now full so im now hoping to get on the next one. Havent got a clue when it will be.
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 18:37
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I got a letter in November saying I was successful in screening and I would be appointed an interview date. Ive heard nothing so far, I hear they are arranging interview dates and will be in touch? This is for Gatwick. Anyone in a similar position?
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 15:25
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Monarch

Hi guys and gals, could anyone tell me about the monarch salery/sector pay, wheather or not you get any over nights and if they are a good company to work for? Gatwick base. Thankyou all
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 16:47
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Are you due to start training for them this year, i start in may dont have a date yet.
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 17:08
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Just short haul. No over nights. Spain, canaries, Greece, Turkey and Egypt. Be prepared for a very busy summer.

L Met
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 20:48
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Not true, i have some friends on a course at the moment, and there are night stops in sharm el sheik, dublin and a few other places.
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 20:53
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Mainly seniors as they have DUB based crew. You're flying will be ex LGW.
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 21:19
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o right cool
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Old 5th Mar 2009, 12:49
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Great, thanks guys. Is it just seasonal? Any idea of Salary?
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Old 24th Mar 2009, 20:04
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Monarch or Jet2.com

Hi Guys

I need some advice.

I applied to both Monarch (LGW) and Jet2.com (MAN) and got both positions. Both contracts are temp!
I have been told that Jet2.com will be very busy over the next winter season so it looks like I will most probably get a permanent contract at the end of the summer. I have also heard that its very difficult to get a permanent contract with Monarch but not impossible.
Monarch is my preferred airline but in the current climate I want to take the best bet to get a permanent contract.

Guys what are the pros and cons of the 2 airlines?

I'm so happy to have the choice as I had been made redundant from Silverjet last year.

HELP
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Old 25th Mar 2009, 00:23
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Accept both, work for the airline who offers you a course first, by all accounts Monarch can take six months to give you a course !!

You can then get a feel for which ever airline you start with and as you know once you are around flying people you get hear the gossip !!

congrats by the way, I worked for Monarch for 5 years, it was great fun till I joined the big boys !!
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Old 25th Mar 2009, 22:54
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Cheers mate

I worked for the big boys and left in 2007.
Didn't like BA was not the airline for me, too big! As you said ya get a feel for the airline as soon as you start.
I don't know much about how charter airlines operate their temp contracts.
Is there a chance you clould get kept on after your first season at LGW with ZB???

I'm on my jet2.com course now. ZB called me 2 days ago to offer me a course on the 15th May!
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Old 31st Mar 2009, 19:14
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Hi, since you have worked for Monarch you may be able to help me..please.... Ive been offered training day for BMI LHR which is an hour away and M25 but also got an interview with Monarch at LGW which is easy driving, no motorways and half an hour away. Interview is ten days before training starts with BMI. Should I even consider Monarch or just be grateful I have training date for BMI? Both are fixed contract but BMI are saying most likely a chance to be offered permanent at end. Just think could get fed up with motorway especially for standbys. Obviously havent even been offered Monarch yet as just at interview stage.... help
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Old 2nd Apr 2009, 22:29
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I spent 10 years with bmi and it was the biggest mistake leaving. I wish I was still there!!
Hope this helps.
bmi is the most probable bet for getting a perm contract too.
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