Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Monarch baggage pricing review

Following a recent review of our pricing policy, we are writing to inform you that we will shortly be implementing a charge for the carriage of hold baggage on board scheduled flights with Monarch. The charge will apply to all bookings made from 19th September 2007 for flights departing from 1st November 2007 onwards.

As an airline we incur baggage handling costs for hold baggage and it is now common practice amongst airlines to charge for hold baggage, in order to keep flight prices as low as possible.

We recognise that many of our passengers do take hold baggage when flying with us, so we have made the process of selecting and paying for bags as easy as possible and given you a choice of when you make payment.

Save up to £6 per bag by paying for hold bags online!
To save time and money, you can make payment online as part of your flight booking, or through the online 'change' or 'check-in' functions. The charge for online payment is £3.99 per bag, per one way flight. Each passenger can take up to 5 bags in the hold with a total weight of up to 20kg per passenger (up to 30kg for Silver & Gold members).

Alternatively you can opt to pay through our call centre at £8 per bag, per one way flight or when you reach the airport, paying £10 per bag, per one way flight.

Hand baggage goes for free!
You can avoid paying for bags altogether by carrying hand baggage only. For no charge, you can take up to 10kg in a single bag measuring up to 56cm x 45cm x 25cm. Visit the 'Baggage' page on flymonarch.com for more details.

Avoid the bag charges by booking today!

We have also taken the decision to remove priority baggage for Vantage Club members. Due to increasing airport operational complexities this service has become difficult to deliver, therefore we have taken the decision to remove it.

We look forward to welcoming you on board a Monarch flight soon.

Kind regards

The team at Monarch

1 comment:

houndog said...

this is just another money making
racket,as if they don't rip us off enough they have to try for that bit extra.Fly another airline there are enough of them.