THIS IS NOT A MONARCH RANT THREAD!
This is a tip for anyone travelling home with Monarch particularly the Saturday morning flight leaving Dabolim at 09:30
Having done this flight a number of times now I thought I would pass my thinking on......especially for first timers
You will get picked up from your hotel from 4am onwards.
You arrive at the airport to join huge queues for luggage scanning, check in, security etc etc
You get to the lounge by about say, 06:30 - 07:00 ish. There is a small snack bar selling cheese or ham sandwiches which are horrible and hardly fulfilling. They also sell other small snacks and drinks (coffee is awful) at extremely high prices!
You board the aircraft ready for a 09:30 departure (hopefully)
You get airborne and Monarch flight crew serve drinks and extremely expensive pringles/maltesers/Minstrels etc.
You will get your meal served at about 11am as a "lunch" meal!!!!
At this point you will have been out of bed for over 6 hours and if anything like me, flipping starving! The meal that you will receive will probably be (and has been each time I've flown Monarch) a chicken curry.
So heres the tip.....take some food and drink (drinks bought in the shop in the lounge) with you for your return journey as you will be hungry! That is even more applicable as the journey time is 1½ hours longer than scheduled.