Comments on: Why is Monarch using wet leased aircraft? http://blog.monarch.co.uk/why-is-monarch-using-wet-lease-aircraft/ Monarch Airlines Official Blog Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:46:40 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Catrionna Grant http://blog.monarch.co.uk/why-is-monarch-using-wet-lease-aircraft/#comment-59537 Tue, 12 May 2015 10:55:27 +0000 http://dev-monarch.wp-sites.co.uk/?p=1749#comment-59537 Hi Darren, both your outbound and return flights will be operated by our partner airline Jet Time – learn more here: http://blog.monarch.co.uk/monarch-partners-up-with-jet-time-for-the-summer-time/. Thanks for your comment today.

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By: darren wood http://blog.monarch.co.uk/why-is-monarch-using-wet-lease-aircraft/#comment-58982 Sun, 10 May 2015 16:13:16 +0000 http://dev-monarch.wp-sites.co.uk/?p=1749#comment-58982 we are flying to Tenerife on 25th july flight no zb932 from Birmingham airport at 3.00pm .will this be with monarchs own plane / staff or with the wet lease company also on our return flight no zb933. ?

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By: Catrionna Grant http://blog.monarch.co.uk/why-is-monarch-using-wet-lease-aircraft/#comment-1412 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:07:01 +0000 http://dev-monarch.wp-sites.co.uk/?p=1749#comment-1412 Hi Anne, the wet lease programme ceased at the end of October and we will be operating future flights on Monarch aircraft from East Midlands airport. I hope this answers your question but please don’t hesitate to write again if you need any clarification.

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By: Catrionna Grant http://blog.monarch.co.uk/why-is-monarch-using-wet-lease-aircraft/#comment-1386 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:42:43 +0000 http://dev-monarch.wp-sites.co.uk/?p=1749#comment-1386 Hi David & Anne, I have referred your question to our social media team in the customer services department, so you’ll receive a reply by email. Thanks for your post

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By: Catrionna Grant http://blog.monarch.co.uk/why-is-monarch-using-wet-lease-aircraft/#comment-1321 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 16:43:59 +0000 http://dev-monarch.wp-sites.co.uk/?p=1749#comment-1321 Hi there, by summer we generally mean the end of October. Thanks

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By: Catrionna Grant http://blog.monarch.co.uk/why-is-monarch-using-wet-lease-aircraft/#comment-1291 Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:02:55 +0000 http://dev-monarch.wp-sites.co.uk/?p=1749#comment-1291 Hi Lyndsay, I’m sorry you were disappointed by your flight and I have passed on your comments to the team. The email acknowledgement is to let you know that we have received your message and we’re working on it, as well as to let you know how long it may take to get a full and considered reply. I would like to reassure you that the aircraft we are wet leasing are operated according to strict CAA regulations. The wet lease programme will run till the end of summer and Monarch aircraft will operate these routes in the new season. I hope this clarifies things for you but please don’t hesitate to contact our customer relations team if you’d like to comment in more detail: customer.relations@monarch.co.uk.

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By: Lyndsay Ree-Jones http://blog.monarch.co.uk/why-is-monarch-using-wet-lease-aircraft/#comment-1290 Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:14:10 +0000 http://dev-monarch.wp-sites.co.uk/?p=1749#comment-1290 Based on my experience flying Birmingham to Malage on Friday 7th Sep, I can not imagine ever choosing to fly Monarch again.

That we have just received an email saying that our flight on 14th will not be a Monarch plane either, is very distressing. Our experience last Friday was dreadful, and the lack of response to my email expressing concern at the cattle-truck like cabin and other safety (other than an acknowledgement) has further alarmed me.

I expected more from Monarch than one ofnth cheap airlines, and was badly disappointed.

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By: Catrionna Grant http://blog.monarch.co.uk/why-is-monarch-using-wet-lease-aircraft/#comment-1282 Tue, 04 Sep 2012 11:05:58 +0000 http://dev-monarch.wp-sites.co.uk/?p=1749#comment-1282 Hi Sid, the wet leases are for the new routes but we do occasionally need to charter an aircraft to operate a flight. This is usually in reaction to a problem in the fleet and again, this is common practise within the industry, to ensure that the flight is able to operate rather than being cancelled and inconveniencing customers. I can assure you this is not a money making or money saving exercise but made out of necessity and with our customers’ best interests in mind. Regarding your question about how other airlines manage their fleets, we are not able to comment on this as we are not able to collect data of this nature. I hope this helps?

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By: sid http://blog.monarch.co.uk/why-is-monarch-using-wet-lease-aircraft/#comment-1279 Sat, 01 Sep 2012 06:37:36 +0000 http://dev-monarch.wp-sites.co.uk/?p=1749#comment-1279 You mention if we are on a new route the flight numbers will be the same, however we are on an historic route and the flight number is the same, your words imply that this ‘wet’ issue is with new routes and i beg to differ. Plenty of forums and review sites are full of disgruntled flyers who have been experiencing this reduced level of service for a long time.
It doesnt appear to be of benefit to the flyer but purely a way for monarch to save money.
I for one will never ever use monarch again, i regularly fly with ryanair and thought i would try a different airline, what i thought would be an upgraded service, however in over 200 flights i have never experienced this ridiculous event before
I would be interered to see figures relating to each airlines use of this practice as a ratio to how many flights they operate, perhaps you would be kind enough to publish this data

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