hi we have booked with kosmar to fly out on the 10th of june from gatwick the company who we were flying out with have pulled out we are now flying with monarch airlines can anyone tell me what they are like .thanks
Message posted by TRIONA on 17 April 2005 at 4:02am - IP Logged
Hello Capped frog
I am flying to Corfu on 3rd June. I booked with Excel airlines who are really good,but upon confirmation my flight out is with monarch and my flight back with excel.This is my 10th trip in 5 years to corfu,i much prefer excel but most trips have been with monarch who are not a bad airline compared to others.As long as you are fed and watered as you will be there are other airlines much worse.(i will not mention first choice)hope i have been of some help Triona
Message posted by andy the fish on 17 April 2005 at 7:13am - IP Logged
Sorry to put a dampener on the Monarch love-in, but I and my parents had a little trouble with them a couple of years ago. We travelled independently (ie. booked the flights ourselves, not through a tour operator) and as per the instructions on our tickets, didn't confirm our return flight. So inevitably turned up at the airport to find our flight had been cancelled and we had to go home via Athens and Heathrow. However, Avro who were the booking agents for Monarch at the time (don't know if they still are) were more than helpful and put us up in a hotel at no cost. I guess the moral of the story is always check before you leave and there shouldn't be any problems.
Have a great holiday
Message posted by Trace (Profile Location Assistant) on 19 April 2005 at 1:07pm - IP Logged
Yes, you can still book Monarch flights through Avro. I have used Avro in the past and you can sometimes get some decent prices http://www.avro.co.uk/.
Folks travelling independently should always remember to re-confirm their flight details before heading back to the airport for your return flight. You can usually do this either online, by entering your booking reference, or by phone (the number should come with your ticket "bumph").
Message posted by Cath45 on 19 April 2005 at 1:31pm - IP Logged
Flown many times with Monarch, usually between Manchester and Alicante, never had a problem normally flights reasonably on time, staff pleasant and no major problems, having said that this flight is usually a Scheduled rather than a Charter.
You should be fine with Monarch and Kosmar, have travelled with Kosmar more times than I'd like to admit to, and have always found their brochure descriptions to be accurate, if it says 15 minutes walk to the beach you don't have to be an athlete to achieve it!!
Have a great holiday
Message posted by Cherylj on 19 April 2005 at 2:21pm - IP Logged
I'm sure it will be better then my flight back from Corfu last year with Britania, The plane caught fire 10 mins after take off and we had an emergency landing in Brindisi where we stayed all weekend, Should of been back friday night and finally got home Sunday morning was anyone else on that flight?? It was 24th Sept to Stanstead. But then has put me off I'm back to Kalami 17th may!!
Message posted by Clare Ritchie on 19 April 2005 at 10:47pm - IP Logged
Wasn't getting at you Clare, it's just worth reminding folks that travel on flight only deals. The airlines don't always make the requirement or process for re-confirmation clear. 99% of the time there won't be a problem, but you wouldn't want to be caught out if your return flight was re-sheduled or cancelled.
I was "stranded" at Madrid airport a couple of year ago because I'd forgotten to re-confirm one out of three legs of my journey (the middle one unfortunately).
Message posted by Clare Ritchie on 20 April 2005 at 9:01pm - IP Logged
No probs Trace, I'm not easily offended! And thanks for the Avro information by the way. I think we were secretly disappointed that they managed to get us a flight home and we didn't have to stay in Corfu indefinitely... The only point I wanted to make was that the people we spoke to at the airport were quite annoyed with Monarch as they had done the same thing before - cancelling a couple of not fully-booked flights and merging them onto one plane, usually with an overspill. But as you say, phone up and you'll be fine.
Message posted by mickboss on 20 April 2005 at 11:41pm - IP Logged
hi cappedfrog, flown with monarch on numerous occassions never had any problems. always been on time , food reasonable, staff attentive. have a good flight and enjoy your holiday as i,m sure you will
Message posted by openside on 21 April 2005 at 1:07pm - IP Logged
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