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Old 24th Aug 2001, 17:55
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Cool Monarch on TV

Not to B missed @ 20:30 on ITV / Yorkshire. Cameras go behind the scenes with one of UK's busiest charter airlines, Monarch.

The summer season gets off to an explosive start - holidaymakers in Ibiza refuse to leave their hotels, while ground crew in Manchester refuse to let one angry passenger onto his flight. And a check-in supervisor has to cope with a distraught traveller who becomes increasingly hysterical.

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Old 24th Aug 2001, 19:08
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Sounds like fun to me, I'll get my beer and crisps ready for watching!!
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Yet more instant 'stars' created!
Hope it does good job for Monarch, though. The 'Airline' series on Easyjet may have been occasionally anoying, but most of the time, the complainers came accross as being idiots and the airline as trying to do its best. One or two of the service staff could have done with some customer skills, though.
Still, this one looks interesting-I'll be watching it!
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Get a life guys. Don't u see enough of this rubbish every day at work?

I'd only watch it if I knew someone on the show. (or I was paid...)
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Watch out for Jonathon on the ticket desk @ MAN. An ex BOAC/BA cabin crew member, he's apparently quite a hoot in the series...but doesn't appear until episode 3.

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Just watched it.

The drunken arrogant prat who was refused a flight confirmed all of my worst prejudices about prison officers (yes, he is one) and charter passengers (yes he was one of them too).

The coach drivers' strike produced some pretty ugly responses too. Who really believes that yelling at the rep will get the a/c there a bit quicker? Then I saw the tattoos on the most gobby of the appalling women, and I remembered why I have never taken a charter holiday, and I never will. If I can't afford sched, I'm staying home.

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WOW! another passanger forgets their passport brilliant entertainment. ZZZZZZZzzzzzz im so sleepy :o

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Old 25th Aug 2001, 00:25
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Wasn't overly impressed with the cabin crew selection process. Didn't choose the girl --- who seemed pretty good to me --- just because she tried to get cute on her application and sent in a photo of herself having a good time -- rather than the traditional mug shot. She had the desire --- was attractive --- articulate --- and really cared about the job. Just a little young --- but we weren't asking her to be Captain. Would have selected her.
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SD,

I totally agree with U. I was part of a french airline's hiring board some years ago & I would definitely have had a good impression on this girl & her commitment. The trouble is, whatever the country, the cabin crew recruitment is most of the time carried out by those ugly old cows who either have never actually flown or not for a very very long time, & think they know more about make-up & customer service than anybody else. Didn't see any pilot available to give their view on candidates, too bad.

As for the rest of it, I must say so far it wasn't as good as the EZ series. However it seems we'll get more about the actual operations next time. Hopefully.

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Why were all the passengers the same shape as the characters in the excellent BBC2 Daytime documentary "The Tellytubbies"? Have ITV stolen this idea?

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Manflex & SD....

Do either of you seriously believe that the girl was turned down based on her application photo?? It's called selective editing..... excluding any comments on how she ACTUALLY performed during the interview. She may have interacted poorly with the rest of the group. She may have performed abysmally in the tests? She may have told the interviewers to feckoff for all you know. Manflex, I presume your own bovine features were appreciated accordingly when you worked in C/C recruitment.
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WZ,
... very likely ! But @ least I was 26 years old & flying 3 days a week @ the time, which is probably not what the above mentionned persons do ! As for this girl's performance during the process, I was just saying I had a good 1st impression, & I thought the reference to her pictures was totally inappropriate. However, having the chance to actually hear the comments they made on her, she won't make the same "mistake" again... & she might even increase her chances next time through this program. I wish her well.

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I stand by my comment. Based on what I saw and heard --- I'd hire her tomorrow.
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More "look at me I'm going to be famous/on big brother/in Hello" etc etc.No doubt the Sun will run an expose on one of them soon and they can retire a millionaire or have a public breakdown like Bubble the chimp.

Usual horrible bunch of loud,unpleasant brain dead punters. Wouldnt you at least check you had your passport if you knew you were setting off abroad?.

This format is getting a little tired now. It was funny the first time, a bit tedious as airline entered its umpteenth series and thouroghly irritating as Jeremy Spake started to appear in everything from quiz shows to laxative adverts.

I can get my fill of it every time I go to work so from now on I'm going to watch the teletubbies instead.
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Hi All!

The tacky ads for the Monarch "Holiday Airline" made me think I really must watch to see just how bad it was. My worst suspicions were realised!

I was absolutely appalled by the attitude of the Monarch recruiters. I’m sure this girl would have a case under equal opportunities. Monarch should remember that they should treat applicants as individuals and judge them on their skills & behaviour rather than how they looked on a recent holiday to Ibiza! Unbelievable!

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Very good point Manflex, you obviously worked (still do?) for an intuitive employer. I do believe Captains should be on the interview board and have the last word on who gets a job offer, these trumpted up old bats do not even seem to realise that CC are on board for safety, so determination to be CC such as this young filly demonstrated surely must mean something?

Anyone know if the pretty girl got a job with a decent outfit?
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I agree that there should be some pilot input to the cabin crew recruitment process. I also agree that we did not get all the facts with ref to the "pretty girl" that failed the selection process. In my experience first impressions actually count for very little, she may have been as thick as s**t, not a good mixer socially etc. etc. we just do not know. Okay, we all know that some complete duffers get through selection from time to time, and some who would no doubt be excellent at the job are passed over, but thats life, and as we all know life sucks!!!
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I enjoyed the programme, I thought it was entertaining enough, even if we didn't see a lot of the operational aspects of the airline which is what I personally am more interested in. Ibiza airport looked like a living hell with hoards of people sat by the road, It was understandable the punters complaining, even if it wasn't Cosmos/Monarch's fault. A good programme, still not as good as Airport though.

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Static Discharge,

Never mind what you heard, my partner say he would have hired her on looks alone.

... yawns and says I've heard it all before!
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Well, the content was pretty predictable, but I thought the intro was apalling. It looked really tacky.

I wonder how that girl will feel when she saw it on TV...
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