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Oct 9 2014 / Destinations

Monarch’s destination insider tips guide

Tips map from Monarch

Not sure which destination to choose this summer? Or perhaps you’ve already decided but have no idea what to see? Well, we can help you out. Introducing the new Monarch Destination Tips – an interactive map that’s packed with insider secrets on where to go, what to do and where to stay. We’ve gone straight to the experts – […]

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Oct 24 2014 / Destinations

Italy’s Most Majestic Mountains

italy's mountains

Winter is settling in for a good few months, and many of us will be jetting off to stay in a chalet in one of the many ski resorts across Europe and beyond. So, we thought it’d be a good time to take a look at some of Italy’s stunning mountains – they’re the images that dreams are made […]

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Oct 23 2014 / Destinations

Going to Naples? Don’t miss Pompeii

pompeii ruins

The city of Naples may derive its name from the Greek word Neapolis – meaning new city – but the ruins of ancient Pompeii will send you spiralling backwards through the ages to a place that belongs to a bygone era. Get there by train from Piazza Garibaldi in the centre of Naples. The journey to Pompei Scavi takes […]

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Oct 22 2014 / Your Photos

Love is in the air with Monarch, no really!

Ian and Tina

Sparks flew when Tina and Ian met 14 years ago on a Monarch flight, who knew that just one conversation could turn in to a wonderful travel-filled marriage? Tina tells us that seeing the Monarch logo makes her feel grateful as without choosing to fly with us, she would never have met the love of her life Ian.

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Oct 21 2014 / Destinations

Islands and spirals: the top hidden gems of Venice


Venice is very much a city that needs to be explored by foot. Obviously, buses and cars won’t be found here, and while the vaporettos are an efficient method to get from point A to B, its true charm comes alive when you lose yourself in its extensive network of canals, narrow streets and cobblestone alleyways. And you never […]

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Too hot, too cold or just right? How air conditioning works onboard

Paul Stone engineer

We all like different temperatures, some of us like it toasty and others cooler. Have you ever wondered why there might be a difference in temperature in different areas of the cabin? Getting the temperature right is a complex process so wev’e teamed up with Monarch’s Paul Stone, Boeing Technical Instructor for B737 / B787  so he can share his […]

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Oct 17 2014 / Destinations // Food and Drink

Buon Natale: It’s (almost) Christmas time in Italy!

nativity scenes in italy

Can you believe we’re getting close to Christmas already?! The weather is getting cooler, the decorations are on the way, and there’s even the smell of roast chestnuts in the air. However, nobody does Christmas celebrations quite like the Italians, what with their week-long feasts and months-long religious holidays! Now’s the time to charge up that Christmas spirit with […]

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Oct 15 2014 / Monarch Corporate

Monarch supports the Homeless World Cup – a football really can change the world!


Have you heard of the Homeless World Cup? Aiming to unite teams of homeless people from countries all around the globe, the Homeless World Cup positively impacts and genuinely changes lives each year. The 12th annual Homeless World Cup tournament will be held in Santiago, Chile from 19th to 26th October 2014.  This year, Sally and Josh from Monarch’s […]

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Oct 15 2014 / Behind the Scenes

Making kids happy – it’s all part of the service


It’s not every day parents are able to combine a holiday with an exciting educational experience, but one Monarch flight provided a once-in-a-lifetime event for a Leeds-based family. Travelling from Leeds Bradford to Tenerife in September, Elizabeth and her children Eve (8) and Vinnie (4) set off for what would be a particularly memorable flight. They were particularly impressed […]

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Oct 14 2014 / Destinations

Where will you be jetting off to from Leeds Bradford Airport next summer?


Our summer 15 routes departing from Leeds Bradford Airport are now on sale, with the introduction of two brand new destinations – Naples and Alicante! So, let’s take a look in more detail at these two fantastic destinations and other places you could be jetting off too next summer from Leeds Bradford Airport… Naples – embrace the history If you’re thinking […]

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Oct 10 2014 / Competitions

Want to feel like a VIP? Enter our Tenerife competition


When you go on holiday it’s amazing the difference a few small little treats can make. We’ve teamed up with some great partners to create the perfect Tenerife indulgence break for 2 with all the extras. Enter the competition by clicking here:  Have you visited Tenerife before? Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and boasts diverse landscapes […]

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