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Monarch Airlines
1.5 Star Rating: Very Poor
15 reviews

 



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MONARCH AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A320-200

Date :   24 January 2014

Review by : D Wale (UK)

Comfort: 2/10

Seat Layout

3x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

I wasn't expecting much legroom, but this was pretty bad. I'm 5'11, my partner 5'8, and we were very cramped. When passengers in front reclined there was little room for my head, and it was nearly impossible to get up and out. If I had to fly with Monarch again, I'd definitely pay for extra legroom.



MONARCH AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A320

Date :   18 January 2013

Review by : Geoffrey Carver (UK)

Comfort: 7/10

Seat Layout

3x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

Well done Monarch - these are the most comfortable economy class seats I have experienced in a long time. Thomson/Thomas Cook please copy.



MONARCH AIRLINES A300 ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 6 April 2011 by A Fraser (England)

AIRCRAFT :       A300

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 3x3x3-2x3x2

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    5/10

RECOMMENDED :   YES

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

If you have to fly economy, you could do worse than this. That said, at 5'9" and heavy on the hips, I found the seats very narrow and the legroom appalling. If you use this company, definitely get aisle seats where the layout changes from 3x3x3 to 2x3x2 at the rear. These have a good couple of inches more room than their counterparts throughout the rest of the plane. Makes a huge difference. As for being able to make the brace position in any seat, absolutely impossible even for a child. You get what you pay for and I didn't pay very much so can't expect the royal treatment!



MONARCH AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 2 August 2010 by Neil Smith (UK)

AIRCRAFT :       B757-200

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 3x3

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    8/10

RECOMMENDED :   YES

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

We opted for extra legroom seats and got 10 b/c each way - these are just by the main door so have unlimited legroom - well worth the upgrade as the normal Monarch seats are painful and I wouldn't fancy 5 minutes in them, never mind 4 hours which is what some people had to endure.



MONARCH AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 9 January 2009 by Gerri Drury  (UK)

AIRCRAFT :       A321/A320

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 3x3

POSITION :   Middle

PAX RATING :    5/10

RECOMMENDED :   Yes

  

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

We thankfully paid for extra legroom seats on both legs of our short journey to alicante and were in row 13 EF outbound and 10 DE inbound. The legroom on the inbound was flight was better than some premier economy seats and there were only 2 seats together. Looking at the economy standard seats I wouldn't fancy even 30 minutes in them.



MONARCH AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 6 January 2009 by Mike Connell  (UK)

AIRCRAFT :       A321

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 3x3

POSITION :   Middle

PAX RATING :    1/10

RECOMMENDED :   No

  

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

I have flown many hours with many airlines but never in such discomfort as on these flights from Manchester to Cyprus return. I am 6 ft of slim build and it was impossible to position my legs in the normal forward position. When the person in front reclined, and I didn't, it was impossible to use the seat back tray. It was impossible to achieve the brace position which makes a mockery of Monarch's pictorial display on its safety video. I will not fly Monarch again until I see that they have made an effort to provide adequate room for the normally proportioned and I advise others to think very carefully unless they are of small stature.



MONARCH AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 4 November 2008 by Kevin Prescott  (UK)

AIRCRAFT :       A330

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 3x3x3

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    1/10

RECOMMENDED :   No

  

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Ruined an otherwise perfect holiday to the Maldives. 11 hours of sheer misery, interrupted by meals which you could not eat because your elbows were tucked into your armpits, and by trollies trying to sell you overpriced Pringles! I'm 6'2 and my wife is 5'10.



MONARCH AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 20 September 2008 by Dan Ross  (UK)

AIRCRAFT :       Boeing 757

PAX SIZE :   Small

LAYOUT : 3x3

POSITION :   Window

PAX RATING :    1/10

RECOMMENDED :   No

   

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Unless you are a child, get in early and pay for the extra legroom option. It's also extra face room too because if the person in front reclines you will be suffocated by the back of their chair! I am surprised these are legal seat pitches, but they say they are! I paid the extra and it was worth it, even for a short flight.



MONARCH AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 19 September 2008 by R Catherall  (UK)

AIRCRAFT :       Boeing 767

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 3x3x3

POSITION :   Middle

PAX RATING :    5/10

RECOMMENDED :   Yes

   

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Row 13 C/D/E : paid for extra legroom which was excellent, but there is a toilet on the right hand side and many travellers = cut across our seats from the left side. Cabin crew suggested we put our hand luggage on the floor as a mild deterrent - which did not work. Finally the crew chief put out a series of announcements telling people not to cross at row 13 and the other rows which had gaps - most people observed this firm request.



MONARCH AIRLINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 14 August 2008 by Paul Lewis  (UK)

AIRCRAFT :       A300-600

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 3x3x3

POSITION :   Window

PAX RATING :    4/10

RECOMMENDED :   No

   

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Seats near front of cabin with immovable arm rests and integral tables are unusually narrow, though leg room is reasonable. My wife could not fit in these seats due to the narrowness. Seats further back were tighter on leg room.



Review:   20 March 2008

Aircraft:  Airbus A321

Name:  Gerald Wilson   (UK)

Position:  Aisle

Layout:   3x3

PAX size:  Large

Recommended :  No

Comfort Score :  2/10

  Legroom space

This airlines seating arrangements were dire. The seats my wife and I were assigned were impossible to sit in. Fortunately there were some untaken and we moved to a row of 3 which we had between us! The magazine pouches were steel wire braced and badly maintained ,making knee comfort impossible. (We are tall yes but not overly, average weight, agile and fit)

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    No



Review:   21 October 2007

Aircraft:  Boeing 757

Name:  Mike Smith

Position:  Window

Layout:   3x3

PAX size:  Medium

Recommended :  No

Comfort Score :  3/10

  Legroom space

No leg room at all and a very uncomfortable flight.

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    Yes



Review:   7 May 2007

Aircraft:  Airbus A330

Name:  Rachel Hobbs

Position:  Middle

Layout:   3x3x3

PAX size:  Small

Recommended :  No

Comfort Score :  1/10

  Legroom space

Dreadful seating, very cramped, even for myself, and I'm only 5ft1'. My partner, who is over 6 ft, sat in the aisle seat, and was constantly being hit by the drinks/snacks/food trolleys.

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    No



Review:   7 May 2007

Aircraft:  Airbus A321

Name:  Sally Howell-Bewsey

Position:  Window

Layout:   3x3

PAX size:  Medium

Recommended :  No

Comfort Score :  1/10

  Legroom space

I have never in my life been so trapped in an aircraft seat, unable to move my legs and unable to put my handbag under the seat in front. I did at one stage start to feel rather unwell and hemmed in. In the event of a problem there would have been no way that I could have put on my life jacket or gone into the "Brace" position.
 

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    No


 
 

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