Monarch Airlines

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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.

This information is subject to change. Please confirm all fees and details with your airline before booking.

Monarch Airlines was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Melisse Hinkle
Author: Melisse Hinkle (271 posts)

A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has traveled throughout North America, biked through rice paddies in Bali, seen the Northern Lights in Iceland, walked alongside llamas in Machu Picchu and made her way around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Head of Content and Social Media for North America at Cheapflights.