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The Top 10 Most Romantic Travel Experiences

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Looking to add a little excitement to your love life, or surprise your partner with a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day? For a little inspiration, here’s a list of 10 of the most loved romantic travel experiences from all over the world! 1. A trip to Juliet’s balcony in Verona Despite it’s tragic ending, Romeo and Juliet is irrefutably […]

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Strong passenger numbers for first anniversary of Monarch’s East Midlands base

Boarding Monarch aircraft at East Midlands Airport

It’s our one-year anniversary at East Midlands Airport! That’s right, 12 wonderful months carrying 358,477 passengers to popular summer destinations, surpassing our forecasted passenger figures by a fantastic 15%. East Midlanders love the sun, with Faro being the established favourite destination, though flights to Malaga and Palma have also done well since they launched in August 2012.. Other destinations were […]

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Monarch celebrates new flights to Malta from East Midlands

Couple from East Midlands celebrates 40th anniversary in Malta flying with Monarch

You never know where you’ll find romance… but this week Monarch staff at East Midlands Airport discovered a love story dating back four decades. Nottingham couple Janet and Henry Pavier first visited Malta for their honeymoon 40 years ago. To celebrate their Ruby wedding anniversary in style, the couple have returned to the island on Monarch’s inaugural flight to […]

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May 3 2013 / Competitions

Which item weighs 3kg? Tell us what you think & go in to win flights!

Monarch Airpacks give you 3kg extra in your hold bag - would a cat weigh that much?

Did you know Monarch Airpacks give you an extra 3kg in your hold bag if you add one to your booking? That got us thinking… what does 3kg look like? Click here to visit our Facebook page and tell us which of the items we’ve listed you think could weigh 3kg & you could win flights! Be quick, the […]

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Travel fit for a queen

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The British Royal family knows a thing or two about carrying on no matter what the weather. Last year, the Queen won the nation’s admiration by standing steadfast, at the age of 86, for four freezing hours as she was escorted along the Thames on a barge as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. So with dreary forecasts ahead, […]

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Dec 19 2012 / Chemmy Alcott

Why skiing can be an emotional roller coaster

Chemmy Alcott competing at Lake Louise December 2012 - Monarch Airlines' ski ambassador

When asked for my advice for future wannabe ski racers I always say perseverance – skiing is a roller-coaster of emotions – be prepared to take the highs with the lows. This is my mantra at the moment. I have never been more attached to the bottom of an emotional yo-yo string as the last few months. There have […]

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Skiers and snowboarders – why can’t we just get along?

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I’ve been thinking lately – why is it that skiers and snowboarders have such a strong rivalry, and sometimes even a mild antipathy towards each other, considering we have so much in common? I have to start by saying, once again, this blog is likely to be highly biased since for 28 years I have been in favour of […]

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Jul 20 2012 / Travel Tips & Advice

Inside the stylish suitcase

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Nicola Duncan is a sun-seeker and frequent flier. She goes abroad so much her suitcase rarely goes into storage. And who would blame her, with the terrible weather we’re having this year? This summer she’s off to Rome, and wants to look stylish while still being able to lift her suitcase. Here are Nicola’s tips on how to travel […]

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Inside the expat suitcase

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If you work at customs, you get to look inside other people’s suitcases every day. But for the majority of us, what’s inside our fellow travellers’ suitcases remains a mystery. With the new Monarch TV ad as our inspiration, we thought it the perfect opportunity to snoop inside the nation’s suitcases. Today we’re talking to Candice Hall, a Brit […]

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What do cabin crew pack? (And what is a ‘hatbin’, anyway?)

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Following on from Martin the pilot yesterday, we caught up with another airport regular, Cabin Crew member Jayne Alger. Jayne packs a suitcase like a true professional- she’s been flying with Monarch for more than twenty years! Jayne was full of wisdom on how to always be prepared, and on how flight crew always keep their uniforms so pressed […]

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