UK airline and airport information
Updates from Gatwick Airport visit
Updates from Manchester Airport
Travel updates from justcaribbean
E-passport gates are in operation at main UK airports. Who can use the gates? We all hate queues,
so see if you can use the new self service alternative to the conventional UK airport
when returning to the UK.
Passengers on Virgin Atlantic and British Airways, can make online advance flight special requests before departure.
You will need your flight booking reference (Locator) which will be sent to you prior to departure with your e-tickets.
If you're not able to request seats online, don't be concerned as airlines keep an allocation of seats at check-in.
Extra leg room seats have to be booked directly with the airline (charges apply). Passengers must comply with the seating
policy on the airline's websites.
Passengers who require airport or flight assistance, should inform us at the time of booking so suitable arrangements can be made in advance.
You can manage your British Airways flights
You can make advance seat requests, set meal preferences then check-in online and print your boarding card.
Extra leg room seats can only be purchased online 14 to 4 days prior to departure. For more information please read the
British Airways travel preparation guide.
We recommend all passengers add a mobile or email contact, onto their flight booking.
You can manage your Virgin Atlantic flights
online from 90 days to 24 hours prior to flight departure.
Passengers can make advance seat requests, meal preferences and check-in and print boarding cards. Extra leg room seats can only be purchased at the check-in desk on departure day.
Charter flight service to Tobago (Wednesdays) from Gatwick. Economy and Premium Economy cabins. Download our Monarch - Caribbean flight information
pdf guide, for more information on check-in procedures, baggage allowance and how to make flight requests direclty with the airline. Please inform us of meal preference (ie Vegetarian) at time of booking.
Seat request can be made direclty with the airline. You will need your Flight Locator / Ref Number which we will give you.
Calls to Monarch Customer Services (0871 225 2555) are charged from 10p a minute from standard BT phone lines, calls from other networks and mobiles will vary.
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Charter flight service from Manchester begins November 2013 to April 2014. To St Lucia (Sundays), Antigua (Thursdays) and Barbados (Sundays and Thursdays).
Flights are direct. Most are direct and non-stop, but some have a touchdown one way or both ways, which will increase your jouney time.
Passengers who require mobility assistance
For special assistance at the airport or on the aircraft, please notify us at time of booking as notification must be
given to the airlines and airports as soon as possible to provide the level of assistance you require.
If your assistance requirements change after booking please inform us as soon as possible.
Passengers with impaired/no mobility, who require assistance when ascending/descending aircraft stairs to aircraft seat - an Ambi-lift (Special Assistance Lift) to and from tarmac
to aircraft must be requested in advance. Airport assistance can be requested by the passengers directly with the airline if your circumstances change.
We advise that all passengers arrive at the airport at least 3 hours prior to departure - even if you have used the
airlines' online service. Check in desks open 3 hours prior to flight departure for long-haul flights. We advise passengers to take the e-tickets we issue to the airport even if use the online check-in service.
Gatwick Twilight check-in desks
Both Virgin Atlantic and British Airways have twilight check-in desks
so you can check-in the day before you fly.
Reconfirm your flights
Passengers with inter-island Liat flights as part of their booking MUST reconfirm their flights directly with the airline, at least 3 days prior to your departure.
Please ensure that you are told the flight number AND flight times when you are given the information. Check the times with those on your tickets, incase they’ve
altered slightly since booking. Airlines may reserve the right to cancel your booking if you do not reconfirm the flight.
At the airport
UK airport security and baggage restrictions
Additional and increased security measures are in place at UK airports, so allow extra time for your journey and arrive prepared. Check all hand baggage restrictions
at UK airports in advance.
Caribbean Departure Tax
Long haul flights to the caribbean Island we sell have the departure tax included in the flight cost. However passengers with inter-connecting islands
flights are required to pay a local departure tax, when they leave. Paid in local currency, or US.
Infants and young children either do not pay or pay a reduced amount. See below.
If you have multi centre travel arrangements which include LIAT flights and/or a stop over, you must pay the tax (excludes transit through connections).
: EC$70 / US$28
: BD$25 / US$12.50
: EC$60 / US$23
: EC$60 / US$22
: EC$68 / US$26
: TT$100 / US$17
Barbados Dollar = BD$
Eastern Caribbean Dollar = EC$
Trinidad-Tobago Dollar = TT$
The information given is for general guidance only which may change at any time in the future.