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4 of 5 bubbles
1,504 Reviews
Headquarters: Prospect House Prospect Way, Luton LU2 9NU England +44-0333-003-0700 Website

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Although this was classed as a budget airline l was impressed with the level of service provided by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Whitstable, United Kingdom
Rating summary
  • 3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    Seat Comfort
  • 4 of 5 bubbles
    Customer Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Value for Money
  • 4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Check-in and Boarding
  • 3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Food and Beverage
    2 of 5 bubbles
    In-flight entertainment (WiFi, TV, movies)
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Exhall, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be careful of booking early with Monarch Airlines. We booked in may just after winter schedule was release and in my opinion Monarch inflated prices to make it look as if demand was high. We booked Luton to Alicante just after release because our preferred route Birmingham to Alicante was far to pricey over £300 including luggage so we booked...

Europe Economy London - Alicante

Thank roggriff1
Walsden Lancx uk
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

All went smoothly from check in to landing .Really friendly staff.when booking flight only be flexible with flight times to get the cheapest deal.

Europe Economy Manchester - Faro
Thank DaddyCool_9
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64 reviews
58 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived in good time to catch our flight to Larnaca only to find utter chaos at Birmingham airport. The check in system was down but none of the Monarch staff appeared to know what was happening. There was a number of flights delayed so hundreds of people were queuing but with very little organisation by the airline staff. There...

Europe Economy Birmingham - Larnaka City

Thank albionHalesowen
Gosport, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The flight was fine, the plane was good, seats ok, staff good; the price of a cup of an absolutely abysmal tea was extortionate. I know it's a budget service but to charge £2.60 for an awful cup of tasteless, tepid liquid was simply not forgiveable. You can't make tea without boiling the water! They should at least provide free...

Europe Economy London - Funchal

Thank AlanandLyn
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although this was classed as a budget airline l was impressed with the level of service provided by the flight attendants.The seats were comfortable and felt quite spacious and regular reports from the flight deck were interesting and clearly heard (not garbled). Altogether a good value flight.and well recommended.

Europe Economy London - Minorca
Thank geraldbright
London, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been flying Monarch to Faro Portugal for many years and the service has been consistent with regard to timings and service and price, although you pay extra for more leg room, heavier baggage etc. . This is a no-frills airline offering good in-flight service with regard to food and drink at a cost and is no better or worse...

Europe Economy London - Faro

Ashford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good seat with extra leg room which was a bonus. Although delayed by 40 minutes the captain kept us well informed why and when we would be leaving. Good landing and baggage collection was fairly quick. Monarch did well again!

Europe Economy London - Minorca
Thank 672AndyP
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Flown with Monarch Many times Excellent Airline Stewards are very good and helpful and pleasant. Aircraft very clean

Europe Economy Manchester - Tenerife
Thank Steve W
Dorset, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have no qualms about recommending this airline. Have flown several times with them and would not use another! Service is excellent and staff are so helpful and friendly.

Europe Economy London - Malaga
Thank Michele P
Bolton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Family which included 3 young ones. Departed at 3.30 and arrived 9.30 at destination . Flight time of around 4 hours. We were given front seats with extra legroom free of charge.

Europe Economy Manchester - Dalaman
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“Wait for the best price don't book early Monarch have got a new tact.”
 of 5 bubbles roggriff1, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Check out deals for cheaper flights”
 of 5 bubbles DaddyCool_9, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Take your own food and drink on board.”
 of 5 bubbles AlanandLyn, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Check-in early”
 of 5 bubbles 672AndyP, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Avoid it like the plague they take your money and then give you rubbish service”
 of 5 bubbles rs304, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
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About Monarch
Luton-based Monarch (ZB) is a British low-cost carrier catering to leisure travelers. The airline flies scheduled non-stop flights to about 30 destinations. Additional destinations are served through the airline's charter business. The airline's operating bases are located at Birmingham Airport (BHX), East Midlands Airport (EMA), Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA), London Gatwick Airport (LGW), London Luton Airport (LTN) and Manchester Airport (MAN). The airline's fleet features a one-cabin (Economy Class) configuration.

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