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Old 23-09-2019, 10:40   #16
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Re: Thomas Cook collapses

This is NOT the Brexit thread so leave it to one side in this and other threads please.
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Old 23-09-2019, 11:02   #17
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Re: Thomas Cook collapses

Our holiday to Cyprus a few years back used Thomas Cook Airlines but booked elsewhere. On way home we took own food on to not have to pay for nasty microwave food.

It is sad for those affected though.
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Old 23-09-2019, 11:23   #18
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The company was going down the toilet years before any mention of Brexit .
On that l agree totally as l wish some would not bring Brexit into other threads.
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Old 23-09-2019, 11:34   #19
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On that l agree totally as l wish some would not bring Brexit into other threads.
People don't tend to go into a travel agents shop any more,they organise the holiday flights/ hotel /food etc themselves [on tinterweb ]and save lots of money doing so, the business model for TC is not compatible with the world we now live in.
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Old 23-09-2019, 11:44   #20
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People don't tend to go into a travel agents shop any more,they organise the holiday flights/ hotel /food etc themselves [on tinterweb ]and save lots of money doing so, the business model for TC is not compatible with the world we now live in.
Exactly as all our family use the internet to book their holidays as only a few weeks ago my younger brother saw a really good offer for a 5 day stay in Budapest on the web and later that day booked it.
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Old 23-09-2019, 12:22   #21
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Re: Thomas Cook collapses

Though if you book bits separately you don't get ATOL protection. And sometimes the local rep is so good it's worth it. We've found that a few times and the rep we had in Cyprus was really special we keep in touch with.

We have also had travel agents find packages not generally available or can negotiation on you behalf - good to talk to someone face to face if you are spending thousands on a holiday.
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Old 23-09-2019, 13:58   #22
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Re: Thomas Cook collapses

Passengers will be fine and will get home. It is more the staff I am worried about. Thousands of jobs gone.


It does make you think though that people should take out travel insurance and in some cases other insurances such as for a wedding. When you are spending mega money you need to spend a little extra to be covered.


Those that have booked holidays will be ATOL protected and though you may get a little inconvenience you will still get home.




They failed to see they did have competition from others and having recently had an all inclusive with Jet2, I can say I got a much better deal than with Thomas Cook.


Let's hope some of the staff get snapped up just like Virgin took on a lot of Monarch staff.
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Old 23-09-2019, 15:39   #23
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Re: Thomas Cook collapses

You can sure the price of other package holidays will increase. Less competition and less holidays to go round. About time people took their holidays in this country, we've got the best coastline in the World.
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Why is the CAA / HM Government arranging the return flights and not ATOL?
ATOL is run by the CAA.
https://www.caa.co.uk/ATOL-protectio...rs/About-ATOL/
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You can sure the price of other package holidays will increase. Less competition and less holidays to go round. About time people took their holidays in this country, we've got the best coastline in the World.
Indeed we do have a beautiful coastline in this country especially down in Devon and Cornwall.
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Indeed we do have a beautiful coastline in this country especially down in Devon and Cornwall.
Oh I know Den, I had a great holiday down there last year
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Indeed we do have a beautiful coastline in this country especially down in Devon and Cornwall.
We also have some beautiful inland waterways ideal for boating holidays.
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You can sure the price of other package holidays will increase. Less competition and less holidays to go round. About time people took their holidays in this country, we've got the best coastline in the World.
Europe has nice coastlines in places with warmer weather though.
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We also have some beautiful inland waterways ideal for boating holidays.
Norfolk Broads for one although its important to know what one is doing.
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Re: Thomas Cook collapses

Terrible news for the poor staff, suppliers and customers.

Interestingly, the brand lives on in India as Thomas Cook India was sold to a Canadian company in 2012. https://www.thomascook.in/
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