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    Monarch Airlines

    Contact details


    Reservations: +44 8719 40 50 40


    Monarch Airlines Check-in

    Check-in desks close 40 minutes before departure for short-haul flights and 60 minutes before departure for long-haul flights, though the airline advises arriving at the desk at least 90 minutes before departure for all flights.

    Online check-in is available.

    Monarch Airlines baggage allowance

    Carry-on: One item, not weighing more than 22lbs.

    Checked: Items must not weigh more than 44lbs.  Prices vary according to route. Infants have a baggage allowance of 66lbs, as long as the bag fee has been paid. Save money by paying for your luggage online.

    Excess: For excess baggage booked online, there is a charge of £10 for the first 3kg and a charge of £7.50 per kg thereafter. At the airport, excess baggage costs £10 per kg 

    Monarch Airlines legroom

    Seat pitch: 29 inches.

    Pre-arranged seating

    Seats can be pre-booked online, by phone or at the airport for between £5.99 per seat and per flight.  Extra legroom seats can be booked for an additional fee, starting at £9.99 per seat and per flight.

    Passenger change details

    Changes can be made online or by calling the reservations number. An administrative fee will be charged, though the amount depends on the type of change.

    Child fares

    None, though infants under two can travel on an adult's lap. Additional fees may apply.

    Senior fares



    Subject to availability and with a fee for each pet carried. A maximum of six animals will be permitted on each flight. No animals are permitted in the passenger cabin and animals can’t fly on Saturdays and Sundays

    Carrying musical instruments

    You can carry your musical instrument on board as part of your carry-on luggage allowance, but it has to comply with size and weight restrictions. You can check larger instruments, though excess baggage fees apply. You may also opt to purchase a separate seat for your instrument, but you’ll have to pay a fee for booking certain seats.

    In-flight service

    Meals and snacks may be pre-booked for prices starting at £4.You can order a meal up to 24 hours before the flight’s departure. Alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase. Special meals are available.

    Air miles

    Vantage Club

    Airline food link

    Monarch's on-board menu can be read online; or see photographs taken by fellow fliers of meals they’ve been served and read reviews at

    In-flight magazine

    Monarch's in-flight magazine is Explorer Magazine. It can be read online.  

    Airline alliances


    Airline overview

    The airline provides charter and scheduled flights from Aberdeen, London Luton and Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham to popular holiday destinations such as Florida, Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands and Italy.  Its headquarters are in Luton, UK.