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Old 29th Mar 2016, 14:13
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Crosswind. I know what you mean. When we were made redundant at GSS those kind folks at British Airways defaced our lockers, and not with kind words
I hope that Monarch gets itself sorted and doesn't get passed around between a load of hedge fund carpet baggers. Best wishes to the crews.
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Old 29th Mar 2016, 16:17
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When we were made redundant at GSS those kind folks at British Airways defaced our lockers, and not with kind words

Shame on them . . .
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Old 30th Mar 2016, 05:09
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I'm afraid I don't agree guys. So are you saying we should only say positive nice things about companies? Has this nanny state even entered our profession? This site is for most of us a place to get an honest open portal by which to make certain decisions. We have different opinions and ideas on things and when you,start worrying about what will be taken and used then the spine starts to crack and it will never end. I like to think I post a fair appraisal of a company I know quite well. If you don't want to listen then fair enough. If you don't agree then fair enough. But don't start telling me what and what not to say. If a company is failing then people need to look frankly at why that's so. Not stick their heads in the sand and get angry with people that try and yank it out.
Having said that as I have said many times I worry for some of my colleagues that find themselves in this position again, it's terrible and most of us have been in a similar position. I hope I am wrong and Monarch are doing as well as some think. Time will tell and the best of luck to my friends and colleagues
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Old 30th Mar 2016, 07:24
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I don't mind what people say - they're entitled to their opinions and the future of the company won't be decided by PPRuNe, will it!
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Old 30th Mar 2016, 09:19
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Mesh, nobody was trying to sensor you, they were simply highlighting that anyone can read this forum and some of those people might actually believe you know what you are talking about and use your ill informed speculation to enhance their own agenda.

I have no interest in engaging in an argument about the success of Monarch mostly because I have no idea what's true and what's not. All I will say as someone who still works for them is that despite everything I still hold them in high regard. I have never enjoyed working for a company as much as I do Monarch (and there has been a few) and I hope and pray that everything will work out. I have my own brain and like most people employed at Mon, capable of making my own decisions regrading the future but being told how I am on a daily basis is not helping and frankly not a useful contribution.
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Old 30th Mar 2016, 09:41
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As I said Enzo some will agree some won't. If you don't like what you read then don't look at the thread, simples...anyway all the best and I truly mean that
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Old 30th Mar 2016, 11:28
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mesh. OK. We do live a free society and you can post what you like. As Enzo has said we do not know the truth of the position with Monarch and I am sure you are doing nothing more than speculating as well. Trouble is your speculation is being presented as the views of Monarch pilots and that is just not right.
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Old 30th Mar 2016, 11:33
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I always thought you worked for Monarch - at least that's the impression I got reading some of your old posts. I don't work for them but have good friends that do. Still a good airline but not what it use to be in terms of scale and variety of routes.

For sure some of their recent recovery is down to a little luck but that applies to most companies. Timing is everything in business and that is partly luck! Running an airline is a mysterious black art from where I stand!

Hopefully it'll be a busy summer for them.
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Old 30th Mar 2016, 12:27
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I agree, all the best to the guys and girls that have made Monarch what it was....and just for the record my opinions are my opinions and not those of some of the Monarch pilots. I will remember to put a few disclaimers when posting again just to keep all happy. Long live freedom of speech and democracy
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Old 31st Mar 2016, 19:56
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Is swapping of trips allowed? Say I wanted to take someone elses night Ibiza in exchange for an earlier trip in the day, are you allowed to do that?
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Old 31st Mar 2016, 21:57
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Short answer -,Yes, if both rosters still work.
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Old 16th Jun 2016, 22:36
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Now that Monarch has transitioned into a low cost scheduled leisure airline, are crews still flying 2 sector days? Or are 4 sectors part of the roster?
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Old 16th Jun 2016, 22:48
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AFAIK, it's still 2 sectors. Most destinations are too far away to permit 4 sector days to be undertaken.
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Old 19th Jun 2016, 12:02
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How are things going now in MON, are the finances looking stronger than before?I know of one guy in there who loves the company and the roster seems much better than what I have to deal with.

Currently flying the 737 for the last few years but i'm looking to get out of the current employer and I know they were looking for 737 pilots earlier this year.

Any rumours of them needing some extra pilots again this year?
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 01:57
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Yes we are looking for 737 rated pilots over the next few months
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Old 21st Jun 2016, 15:27
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Old 21st Jun 2016, 18:31
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RHS, think the company council would have kittens at the idea of DEC!
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Old 24th Jun 2016, 11:50
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My application status has just been changed to 'hold'....

Can anyone enlighten me as to the meaning of this?
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Old 26th Jun 2016, 08:31
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I'm flying the 737 with around 3500 hours. Also been wondering about MON, just a little apprehensive about the finances etc, have things improved and does the future look viable. Probably BREXIT might muddy the waters a bit though.

I really want to jump ship from the northern LCC I 'work' for now even though I can have a crack at the upgrade for a better quality of life etc.

Any news if easyjet are still sniffing around it etc?

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Old 27th Jun 2016, 19:32
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Monarch 'seeking 35m short term financing'

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