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    • sillygoose
    • By sillygoose 30th Sep 17, 12:10 PM
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    Monarch in trouble again...
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    • 30th Sep 17, 12:10 PM
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    Monarch in trouble again... 30th Sep 17 at 12:10 PM
    Official MoneySavingExpert.com Insert 2 October 2017:

    Hi everyone

    Please see our Monarch Airlines collapse - latest info and your rights guide and our Visa, Mastercard & Amex Chargeback and Section 75 refunds guides.

    Back to sillygoose's original post...

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4935154/Is-Monarch-brink-again.html

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/monarch-airline-may-be-close-to-collapse-6csjng90z

    I used to enjoy flying Monarch, not least for the short check-in queues at some airports..

    But have not touched them since a couple of years ago they decided to withdraw a route after taking bookings on it, leaving me in the lurch with booked accommodation but scratching around for flights after the good deals on others had already been sold. They were then reluctant to refund suggesting I should re-book flights with them to somewhere I didn't want to go to instead! How to lose a customer forever: Lesson #1
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 03-10-2017 at 11:47 AM.
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    • fifeken
    • By fifeken 3rd Oct 17, 1:11 AM
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    The cheapskates who don't pay the extras (meals, hold baggage, pre-booked seats etc) are being massively subsidised by those who do, and even those who pay for everything are still being subsidised by airports who pay the airline to fly there. It's time all the "hidden" incomes were scrapped and each traveller simply paid the full cost (plus a small profit). It would make it fairer for all travellers and would give the airlines a sustainable business model.
    Originally posted by Pennywise
    Not wanting a bag in the hold or airline food doesn't make someone a cheapskate. It means they travel light and don't want to eat what is offered or when. Not caring where they sit likewise.

    Ryanair do all these things you seem to think are out of order and seem to have a sustainable business. It's more about offering different things for different people with different needs/requirements.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 3rd Oct 17, 10:06 AM
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    I have seen some of the hot meals airlines charge £8 for and I rather get 2 sandwich meal deals for the same price.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 3rd Oct 17, 11:33 AM
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    Interesting question

    For those flying back with an alternative company the CAA have organised- would the passengers be forced to use that carrier's luggage restrictions?

    Monarch had 20kg hold and 10kg hand luggage allowance. If the alternative only allowed 7kg for hand luggage and theirs weighed 9kg, would the passengers be forced to put that bag into the hold?
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    Interesting question and one I haven't seen an answer to anywhere. If you are in this situation please report back.

    If the alternative flight is one that is laid on especially by the CAA, I can't see why there would be any change in restrictions. The new carrier would be running a flight under their livery chartered by the CAA, as opposed to running their own services.
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 3rd Oct 17, 11:41 AM
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    I have seen some of the hot meals airlines charge £8 for and I rather get 2 sandwich meal deals for the same price.
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    I'd rather eat the sandwiches my wife makes at home.
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    • fredandwilma
    • By fredandwilma 3rd Oct 17, 3:40 PM
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    I'd rather eat the sandwiches my wife makes at home.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom

    Exactly what we are doing.

    Cheapskate or money saver?

    In fact, the only thing which isn't yet packed, are the butties, (we're not posh enuff to call them sandwiches).

    Or rich enough, either. It's a trip on very tight budgets. You don't need to be rich to have enjoyable experiences?

    Can't say I'm looking forward to having already stressed pilots stressed with tax returns, though.

    Ah well, at least all we stand to lose at this late stage, is our trip and probably the cost of the (very) cheap flights.
    Last edited by fredandwilma; 03-10-2017 at 4:03 PM.
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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 3rd Oct 17, 10:04 PM
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    Exactly what we are doing.

    Cheapskate or money saver?

    In fact, the only thing which isn't yet packed, are the butties, (we're not posh enuff to call them sandwiches).

    Or rich enough, either. It's a trip on very tight budgets. You don't need to be rich to have enjoyable experiences?

    Can't say I'm looking forward to having already stressed pilots stressed with tax returns, though.

    Ah well, at least all we stand to lose at this late stage, is our trip and probably the cost of the (very) cheap flights.
    Originally posted by fredandwilma
    What do you do for the return flight? I have made cobs from the hotel breakfast buffet as there are bread, cold meats and cheeses there. Plus I take a Danish pastry.

    I buy sandwich meal deal as the cost of the drinks are expensive. For the extra cost of £1-£1.50, I get a sandwich
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 3rd Oct 17, 11:12 PM
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    What do you do for the return flight?
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    My wife makes more sandwiches.
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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 4th Oct 17, 9:54 AM
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    My wife makes more sandwiches.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    Do you self cater?

    My friend got her sandwiches confiscated as had a bit of pickle in them - which in the eyes of the security is a liquid.
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 4th Oct 17, 5:19 PM
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    My wife makes more sandwiches.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    Why can't you make your own sandwiches? (You could make some for your wife at the same time...)
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 4th Oct 17, 7:01 PM
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    Do you self cater?
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    Almost always if we are travelling short haul.

    My friend got her sandwiches confiscated as had a bit of pickle in them - which in the eyes of the security is a liquid.
    She must have had a lot of pickle in them. You are allowed up to 100ml.

    Pickle, mayonnaise, hummus, jam etc. We've never had a problem.

    Why can't you make your own sandwiches? (You could make some for your wife at the same time...)
    Originally posted by jackieblack
    I suppose I could... if she was ill or otherwise incapacitated. They wouldn't be as good though.
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