Airport & Flight Upgrades

Upgrade your flight with The Gambia Experience.

Premium Class Upgrade

Premium Class Flight Upgrade - The Gambia ExperienceOn our Friday Gatwick flights between 19th December 2014 and 17th April 2015 we can offer our exclusive Premium Class service on a Monarch A330 aircraft from £130pp one way.  Last few January seats now available for a supplement of only £199 return, saving £100pp. This service offers a limited number of upgraded flight seats in a separate forward cabin with dedicated WC, increased legroom, 30kg luggage allowance and an upgraded meal with full tray set and complimentary drinks service. Other benefits are listed below.

Premium Class Summary
  • 34" legroom
  • Separate cabin with dedicated crew
  • Pre-bookable seats
  • Dedicated UK and Banjul check-in
  • 40kg total baggage allowance
  • No.1 Executive Lounge at Gatwick Airport
  • Priority boarding at Gatwick and Banjul
  • Individual seatback entertainment system
  • Comfort kit (outbound) - yours to keep
  • Complimentary bar service
  • Enhanced meal service
  • First Class Lounge (air-conditioned) at Banjul Airport
Before You Fly

Individual seats can be pre-booked by our reservations team or on the web; however these may need to be amended if there is an aircraft change or medical case booking on the flight.

Passengers can make use of our separate check-in desks, a reduced 90-minute check-in time at Gatwick and use of No.1 Executive Lounge in Gatwick with complimentary light breakfast and drinks plus priority boarding and, on your return, use of the First Class air-conditioned lounge in Banjul and priority check-in and boarding.

On-board Comfort

Premium Class passengers benefit from extra legroom compared to the standard seats and these are located in a separate cabin at the front of the aircraft which is looked after by a dedicated crew. The on-board service also includes a complimentary bar, an upgraded meal and wine selection and each passenger has their own personal entertainment system.


Extra Legroom & Emergency Exit Seats

Extra legroom seats are available on our winter Friday Gatwick flights as well as some emergency exit seats, which are also available on our summer flights as well as regional flights on request, all at a supplement.

Extra Legroom Seats

These seats have a minimum 33" pitch and are available to book from £60 per person each way during the winter, with pre-bookable seat numbers (2 window seats together) and are located towards the back of the aircraft.

Emergency Exit Seats

We are also able to offer emergency exit seats on our Gatwick winter and summer flights for a supplement of £50 per person each way. A limited number are available so please book early (able bodied adults only, 16 years or over).


Airport Gold Package

We are able to offer an enhanced service for holidaymakers on Banjul flights from Gatwick airport on Tuesdays in winter which is exclusive to The Gambia Experience.

This package will include use of the business lounge in the UK, an additional 10kg luggage allowance and a complimentary drink on board the aircraft.

Supplement from £95 per person

Summary of Gold Package:
  • Additional 10 kg luggage allowance (30kg instead of 20kg)
  • Dedicated check-in desk and 90 minute check-in at London Gatwick during winter
  • Use of No.1 Lounge at Gatwick with complimentary light breakfast, drinks & newspapers
  • Use of the First Class air-conditioned Lounge in Banjul
  • Complimentary drink on outbound and inbound flight

*Please note this service is not available for flight only customers, or on any of our Birmingham or Manchester flights, which are operated by Thomas Cook.  Similarly it cannot be booked when our London Gatwick Friday Premium Class service operates.