Review of Monarch Airlines flight London Tel Aviv in Economy

Airline Monarch Airlines
Flight ZB1026
Class Economy
Seat 9D
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 5:00
Take-off 25 Jul 16, 14:30
Arrival at 25 Jul 16, 21:30
ZB 5 reviews
Yonatan Paz
By 1074
Published on 3rd August 2016
After 2 weeks of visitng London and my family there it was the time to flying back home and trying a new airline - MONARCH!

My flights for this trip:

TLV (Tel Aviv, Israel) -> LTN (Luton, England) U2 (EasyJet), A320, http://flight-report.com/fr/report/17358/EasyJet-U22084-Tel-Aviv-TLV-London-LTN

LTN (Luton, England) -> (Tel Aviv, Israel) ZB (Monarch) A320 YOU ARE HERE! / VOUS ETES ICI!

Before flight:

My family lives in Radlett, which is 20 minutes by driving from Luton Airport (LTN). I had ordered a taxi for 11.30AM as the flight should depart on 2.30PM.

First view of LTN terminal, now in maintenece:
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The 2 check-in counters for TLV flight. You can see some parts of the city on the screens. I went to the priority desks on the right side, there wasn't a queue and It was free, but no one of the passengers knew it ;)
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The line for Wizz Air's flights, most of them were to some cities in Romania and eastern Europe.
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There was some shops before the secuity that passengers for NON-EU countries could buy there, also there was signs in Hebrew and Romania. May you ask why there are signs in Hebrew? The answer is as LTN serves about 4-6 daily flights from Israel (Eilat-VDA and Tel Aviv-TLV, 2*LY,2*EZY,1*ZB, some flight operted by Arkia and Israir) there is a big crowd that speaks hebrew and their English isn't the best :)
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The line for the Boarding for our flight to TLV, Gate 12. There wasn't a Passport Control! I was shocked!
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Easy-jet Airbus A320 before flight to Paris - CDG, France:
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Our plane for today: Airbus A320, G-ZBAR (EX-2003), bought from Air Malta:

Hi beautiful Wizz Air AIrbus A320 to Iasi (IAS), Romania:
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I'm the king!
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Monarch likes to give their old planes for such a long flights for TLV (There are 2 years old A320 with sharklets!)
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King!
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Winglet:
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Easyjet Airbus that will fly to Basel, France/Switzerland (BSL):
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Monarch Airbus A321 before flight to Dalaman , Turkey (DLM):
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The cabin of this old A320 upon boarding:

Seat pitch was horrible and tight, about 28". The slim seats on Easy jets planes provides more legroom than those old seats in Monarch, even they could recline and more comfortable:
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Airbus A320 of wizzair with the new livery, before flight to Cluj-Napoca, Romania (CJU):
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Airbus A319 of Easyjet in the new livery is pushing back for Liverpool, UK (LIV):
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Cabin during taxi; flight wasn't full:
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Take off:
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A view of Radlett area:
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Cabin durning take-off:
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Entering into the the coastline of belgium, after crossing the channel (Crossing time was 7 minutes!):
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"Meal Deal" for 7.5 pounds: Crisps, Toast with tomatoes and cheese (It was horrible) and a Cappuchino:
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Over Vienna:
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I had tried to make a panormaic photo of the cabin:
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Over Budapest, after crossing Balaton Lake:
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The L1 door:
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Lavatory:
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One of the models that I've bought in Farnborough Air Show!
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Sunset over Bulgaria:
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Cabin:

One of the cabin crew gave me his book of the flight training!
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Cabin during descending to Tel Aviv:
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The view of Tel Aviv at night:
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Our plane, G-ZBAR, Airbus A320 after this 4.30h flight:
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Our belt for collecting the suitcases:
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View of Terminal 3 in TLV:

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Verdict

Monarch Airlines

6.0/10
Cabin6.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment3.0
Buy on board5.0

London - LTN

7.1/10
Efficiency6.5
Access5.5
Services6.5
Cleanliness10.0

Tel Aviv - TLV

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

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