Thomas Cook

As we all know from recent events in the news, Thomas Cook have sadly gone into administration. It is said that around 150,000 holiday makers including my Mum and partner are currently abroad now and face extortionate air fayres to get back home. I had recently booked a holiday with Thomas cook flights and was saddened to receive a cancellation email through later yesterday afternoon. After trying to re book the same holiday we were asked for another £500 extra on top of the original priced paid for a week in Tenerife. It seems like other companies such as Tui and Jet 2 are sat rubbing their hands at Thomas Cooks failure. Looking on Jet 2 yesterday morning at 7:30am for the same holiday we had booked had nearly tripled the cost come 5pm yesterday evening. Luckily, we were ATOL protected and received a full refund. Unlike many couples and families who would be jetting off with Thomas Cook to weddings and family occasions that were booked and paid for to be told they wouldn’t even be leaving the UK.

Thomas Cooks administration has caused the loss of 22,000 jobs across the UK and abroad. A sad time for those on their last flights to be told that when they landed, they would be left unemployed. This is almost 2 years as of next Tuesday (2nd October) since Monarch Airlines also ceased trading and went into administration due to the failure to renew their Air Travel Organisers License (ATOL). Thomas Cook employees have also been told that they would not receive their monthly wage.

It is a sad time for all of those now left unemployed and for all the holiday makers currently abroad and with cancelled holidays they can no longer go on. It makes you wonder how something like this happens when their holidays are known to be rather pricey. It does make you fear for what is next…

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