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Best Charter Airline
Member Name: Recon
Advantages: Friendly Staff, Pre-book seats - Quick check-in, Clean aeroplanes, Good experience
Disadvantages: Normally delays
Monarch Airlines are brilliant and I use them all the time flying out from Luton to Spain. They have a fleet of 32 planes and they provide charter flights of the best quality you can get. They are better than EasyJet and Ryanair, and sometimes cheaper to fly with! If you can find cheaper flights with Monarch, I would highly recommend flying with them. They have the following fleet:
4 Airbus A300-605R
6 Airbus A320-200
12 Airbus A321-200
2 Airbus A330-200
7 Boeing 757-200
1 Boeing 767-300ER
Every time I have flown from Luton to Spain, I have been on either the A320-200 or A321-200. These aircrafts are very similar in size and interior and it is hard to tell them apart. Probably the technical things about the plane may be different. The biggest plane they operate has to be the Boeing 757-200.
Their staffs are very friendly all of the time and will be with you ASAP if you need help. Being a charter airline, they will not hand out drinks for free, however you do get a newspaper when you board and a face towel nearer the end of the flight, unlike EasyJet or Ryanair where you get nothing!
They also have televisions on most their aeroplanes, which will be on the cabin ceiling down the cabin. You may have a TV on the back of each seat with the larger aeroplanes that will fly greater distances. The seats are either a leathery plastic or just material. Whatever they are, they are always very comfortable and large enough with arm rests too. You will also have a table that easily folds down. Generally, their aircrafts have always been clean and pleasant when flying with them. Every time I board, it is a pleasure because of its cleanliness and friendly cabin crew.
The seats are quite comfortable, and the normal seating I have is 3-3. This means there are three seats on each side next to the window. Inside the aircraft, it looks quite cool and modern. Their colour scheme is blue and yellow, and their tail has a king of crown on it. Across the side of the plane will be the Monarch logo so they are pretty easy to see. They have a dark blue 'belly' as well.
The good thing with Monarch is that you can pre-book seats online. There is no 'first come first serve' if you have pre-booked and ordered seats as well. The check-in desks are always rather quick and efficient. Compared to other airlines, there is always no queue at Luton airport when I am checking in with Monarch.
Overall, I am very pleased with Monarch as they provide great service and are safe and efficient. Not always do their flights leave on time, but you get delays a lot of the time anyway. Their cabins are always comfortable and clean, which is great. You get a free newspaper when you board and you can pre-book seats online meaning quick check-in times, which is very efficient! The staff are very friendly and the pilots seem good as well, as I have always had smooth flights and they will always go around any turbulence to give you the smoothest flight possible. Visit their website for more information and to book flights at monarch.co.uk.
Thanks for reading,
- Recon -
Summary: Monarch is by far the best charter airline providing you with everything for a pleasant flight