I will be on the plane to Gran Canaria on 18th September if I have to fly it myself!!
Does the thought of things being limited not put you off a holiday?
Rightly or wrongly I’m not really worried about actually catching it, but I don’t want to spend a lot on a holiday and it’s a hassle rather than a joy.
Not at all - I am craving some sunshine, some time away with my partner and a change of scenery.
I consider myself lucky because I live in a beautiful small village, have a lovely garden and space to chill in. But I’m slowly going crazy being stuck at home and not able to live my life normally.
The impact on my mental health has been astronomical. A break away from the same four walls and in the sunshine is worth any restrictions when we get there. I’d quite happily be confined inside a different set of four walls for two weeks
We changed hotel to one we’ve stayed in before because we knew the rooms were bigger, had better balconies and because if we ended up being self contained in the complex we’d have a better time.
The only thing I’m hoping for is that we’ll be able to use the all inclusive as normal, but I’m prepared for that to be different if things are still the same in September!
I feel very similar!
Our planned all-inclusive somewhere might now change to Devon/Cornwall long weekend so basically somewhere we can drive to.
I really want to get away and we’re very lucky that we have plenty of green space and the sea, but it’s not the same.
We might go to the Lake District at the end of July depending on the situation. My partner works at Lidl and she’s been doing 60-70 weeks since mid-March so any change of scenery will do her good.
I can’t remember the last week when she had two days off, let alone two days off together. I think she’d be happy wild camping just to let her hair down (although she might miss a toilet and showers!)
That’s dedication! Hopefully as a society, we now have much more appreciation for the people willing to work those jobs. We wouldn’t be coping nearly as well without them.
She’s just not very good at saying no IMO
It’s not ‘spoons. It’s people being allowed to travel abroad again, etc. That might be enough for them to release new Plus and whatever other features they’ve been working on
Personally, I don’t think that will be enough.
Given we’re all set for a huge recession, my feeling would be the whole business model of Plus will be reviewed.
As people will be travelling less, spending less, it’s possible the Plus solution doesn’t fit what a post-COVID/ recession / consumer needs or wants.
Will be interesting to see developments but I don’t think it will be as clear cut as it’s comes back fully once travel restrictions are lifted
That would be quite disappointing. If no change by autumn I’ll have to move back to my legacy bank as they offer more value at the moment:
Cashback from select retailers, money back for direct debits and also could bundle my breakdown cover in
I would be surprised if Monzo offer cashback in plus
Not really looking for that specifically, it’s just one way my legacy bank can bribe me to go back to them
If Monzo can produce a good Plus offering and introduce the linked accounts etc that they’ve been teasing that will be enough to make me stay. Otherwise money talks
My point about Spoons was flippant, but holidays aren’t back to normal. Travel insurance etc is going to tricky.
I don’t see it being this year.
Hopefully they will release a Plus-lite or maybe one of the bundles - reworked for COVID
If I remember correctly their plan was to look into the possibility of a stripped back version for the interim. That seems like the most logical thing to do as I can’t see us being covid free with things back to normal for a long time yet.
If you’re eyeing up a package from a legacy bank personally I’d go with that. Monzo are not going to be able to compete with them yet. Plus in my opinion is for those who support Monzo and/or don’t mind forgoing a few things to keep everything under one roof.
I think I’d actually prefer a stripped back version overall if the key component it lacks is insurance.
I know I’m in the minority, but I really liked the idea of the modular approach they wanted to do with the previous version. I don’t necessarily think it was the idea behind the old plus that was flawed either, I think it was the execution and implementation.
I’d have loved them to have seen that idea through. I personally think that they threw in the towel too early
I am in this camp, I wouldn’t mind supporting Monzo if they actually got their crap together and made some changes. But if they’re just letting the competition leave them in the dust (even despite coronavirus), then a point will come where I have to accept it and move on
I think the issue is, it isn’t profitable for Monzo or it would be very easy to find a better deal elsewhere
I think a clever thing for Monzo to do right now, and I reckon quite an easy thing to do would be to release the oh so famous metal card on a Plus package for people that just want the special card - they wouldn’t need to offer any deals or insurance or anything like that, literally just make a plan where people pay an amount per month for Monzo Metal. It’s dumb that people actually spend their money on a different card material - but I am one of those people and that’s the main reason I stuck with Monzo Plus in the first place