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10 things not to ask your cabin crew

Monarch cabin crew

A wee while ago we asked our Facebook fans what kind of posts you’d like me to write about. One of the most repeated questions was, funnily enough, what kind of questions do I hear all the time? I’m pretty sure every job comes with FAQs and I expect you all respond professionally and courteously (as I do of course), but in […]

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Easter in Blighty not eggsciting enough for you?

fireworks

If Easter in Blighty really isn’t eggsciting enough for you, here’s a few of the weird and wonderful Easter celebrations that you might find at Monarch destinations.  The Rocket War Let your Easter holidays go off with a bang this year! You’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve entered a war zone if you journey near the island of Chios […]

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Affordable honeymoon holidays with a difference

Monarch Dolphins

Why should you have to face choosing between the dream wedding and the dream honeymoon? With the incredible vacation deals and cheap flights available, love birds can have their wedding and their honeymoon too – with money to spare! After all, there’s nothing romantic about penny-pinching. The world can be your oyster when choosing your post-nuptial getaway, but there […]

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More flight flexibility, less pocket pain – introducing MFlex

MFlex - plan B

As Robert Burns once said, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. The boss has asked you to attend an important overseas meeting and defer your long weekend away. A sudden expense has drained your holiday budget. It could be one of hundreds of unexpected things that seem sent to try you. We know it’s frustrating when […]

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Fireworks, sweet breads & religion… Italy at Easter

Florence oxen

Recharge your batteries and make the most of the rising temperatures in Europe during the Easter holidays. With flights to Italy, you can enjoy great food and fine wine and ring the changes with some of the Italian Easter traditions below. Rome Rome is home to the most popular Easter celebration in Italy during which the Pope leads moving Mass […]

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Top 5 destinations for a break with kids

Malaga Spain watersports with the kids

The Easter Holidays are a great opportunity to take the whole family away for a well-deserved break. But how do you find some holiday sun without travelling halfway across the globe with kids in tow? Don’t worry, it’s not too late to book. Luckily, there are some great European destinations just a short flight away from the UK, with plenty […]

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12 things to feel good about in 2012

Happy Hour

Christmas decs come down today from trees and ceilings today (or perhaps they should have done yesterday!)… and with them our mood seems to also hit the floor. What is it about January that makes us feel so grim? Is it the outrageous Christmas credit card bill, the crappy weather or that officially sensible but ultimately depressing decision to […]

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Dec 23 2011 / Travel Tips & Advice

Have yourself a merry little… departure this Christmas with Monarch’s festive travel tips

Monarch Christmas Card 2011

  We don’t like to be party-poopers at this festive time of the year and we know you will all have enough on your mind without worrying about the contents of your suitcase… However, experience has taught us that ‘Christmas’ can often mean passengers travelling with unusual items in their luggage (this includes the obligatory mistletoe… and occasionally frozen […]

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Oct 28 2011 / Travel Tips & Advice

How to find a cheap flight without paying a king’s ransom

Stack of pound coins

My grandfather always told me that if you look after the pennies, the pounds will take care of themselves. Well that’s all very well and good, but how do you do it when you’re looking for cheap flights? We’ve thought long and hard about it, and come up with some tips we hope will help. Please leave your ideas […]

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Oct 14 2011 / Travel Tips & Advice

Top 10 tips for flying with kids at half term

Child in suitcase

The half term is nearly upon us once again, so it’s time to start planning that week away.  Many Monarch staff are well-travelled parents, so we turned to them to compile a list of top tips to help you go with the flow. 1. Let your kids help with the planning Worried about the budget? Let your kids be […]

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