It’s summer holiday time across most of Europe, so we focus on what travellers can expect if they are flying on Monarch Airlines in the coming weeks.
About Monarch Airlines
Monarch Airlines recently transitioned from a charter airline service to a scheduled low cost operation for short haul leisure routes. The airline operates a fleet of A320 and A321 aircraft in an all Economy Class configuration from its main base at Luton Airport and from Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Gatwick.
The seats onboard a Monarch Airlines flight
The typical dimensions for Monarch Airlines cabin seats provide a seat pitch of 28 inches, and seat width of 17.5 inches.
Checking in for your Monarch Airlines flight
Traffic delays, longer than expected security queues are good reasons to make sure you get to the airport nice and early.
YES : Online check-in
Available 28 days until 6 hours prior to departure, only available for bookings made directly with Monarch. Not available if you have booked via a travel agent or tour operator, or are part of a group booking of over 15 passengers. If you check-in online you will be charged for allocated seating
YES: Airport check-in
Opens 3 hours prior to departure, and close 40 minutes prior to departure. Check in is free of charge
What baggage are you allowed on Monarch Airlines ?
Don’t get caught out with expensive baggage charges … remember that airlines apply rules for a reason!
20kg baggage allowance per customer.
Hand baggage – 1 item of hand baggage (10kg / 56x40x25cm) OR 2 items as long as the combined weight / size dimensions do not exceed (10kg / 56x40x25cm)
Excess Baggage charges
10GBP (13.50EUR) per kilogram
Food and drinks on your Monarch Airlines flight
If you’re feeling peckish on your Monarch Airlines flight, you can buy refreshments onboard
Extract sample of Monarch Airlines onboard menu
Some example Buy-on-board prices
Muffin and hot drink : £4
Sandwich, drink and snack : £7.50
Other hot meals available through the “Manage my Booking”
Travelling with children on Monarch Airlines
These are leisure and low-cost airlines, so don’t expect free gifts or activity packs for the little ones!
(Photo shows Emirates Cabin service)
Infants receive 10kg baggage allowance
Pushchairs and car seats will be carried free of charge.
Travel cots may be carried in the hold but must form part of the 10kg infants baggage allowance
If you want to know more about flying with Monarch Airlines, read the latest customer reviews.
Monarch Airlines customer reviews
“Seats were fine for 3.5 hour flight, might be slightly less so on a longer flight, as Monarch have ceased long haul not a problem”
“The fixed angle of seat back is good (a compromise between fully upright and reclined) so there are no hassles with the passenger in front depriving you of your legroom”
“Ordered meal online both ways (very tasty for an aircraft meal). Sitting in Row 10 finished the meal before the drinks trolley arrived”
“Meal service was at the expected level for a budget operator”