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TC planes in Europe all flying home. Announcement expected c2am

Looks very sad for the 9,000 employees

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Thomas Cook aircraft in the air as of 1045 tonight apparently - they seem heading to UK by the look of it - possibly bad news coming, hopefully not.

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another mess the taxholder will end up paying for no doubt, whilst directors and senior management who caused the mess  throught poor decisions get off scott free

hopefully the govnt will stick two fingers up , and let  the biggest shareholder (Chinese)  , who have taken the most profit step step up.. 

 

 

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8 hours ago, march said:

Thomas Cook aircraft in the air as of 1045 tonight apparently - they seem heading to UK by the look of it - possibly bad news coming, hopefully not.

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And no doubt most of those planes empty bar pilots and crew. 


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8 hours ago, RichardC said:

That's an old news story from 28th August.

It would appear they republished the story last night - they have now clarified the posted story.....

lots of folks seeking work today - fingers crossed BA will scoop up some pilots and deal with their troublesome ones


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Very sad but a reflection of how the travel industry has changed, plus the effects of Brexit over the past year.

My wife is in the travel industry, running her own villa rental agency and this year has been a complete write off. The majority of people now want to book 'direct' through airbnb etc and those that do want the security of using a bonded agent have been scared off making any commitment due to the constant Brexit nonsense and scaremongering in the news.

Like many retailers it looks like Thomas Cook have suffered too by being so big in a time of lower income when fixed costs can consume a business. Too many high street shops with rents, bills and staff to pay when everyone is booking direct online.

High street retail is all going the same way. The only thing people seem prepared to leave their sofas for are experiences, evidenced by the number of crammed coffee shops and restaurants in Chichester now. Buying or booking stuff in an actual shop by speaking to a human is an outdated concept it seems...

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Brexit is a minor impact - if at all.

The Thomas Cook model is outdated - 500 plus shop in an age where most book holidays online and a company saddled by huge long term debt.

Ultimately, a company that did not adapt to change.

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3 hours ago, eeyoreish said:

Buying or booking stuff in an actual shop by speaking to a human is an outdated concept it seems...

Rest assured, that concept has not reached my wife’s ears as yet.


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The leave vote resulted in a significant drop  in the value of the pound, which increased cost as oil/fuel is prices in dollars. However since this was over 3 years ago the problem, which seems to have been dealt with by most other businesses in the sector, points to poor management at TC. After all TC nearly went under 8 years ago.

Most of the (erroneously) reported £600 million cost of repatriation is covered by ATOL and ABTA. Cost to the taxpayer will be nearer £100 million.

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The Thomas Cook shop was open in Maidstone on Saturday and people were in there booking holidays! :huh:


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It's easy to part a fool with his money.


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