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Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Mon 23 Sep, 2019 14.10
by scottishtv
When I think of Thomas Cook, I still think of the red boxed logo. Here's some history:

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From 1000logos, which has more images.

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Thu 26 Sep, 2019 13.49
by Martin Phillp
The reality of the Thomas Cook repatriation was all too apparent for friends who returned late last night. They were flown by Malaysian Airlines on a plane designed for long-haul flights, so much that they were allowed to go on the second floor after take-off.

The flight then went to Manchester rather than Gatwick and were transported by coach.

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Sat 28 Sep, 2019 15.35
by cdd
scottishtv wrote:
Mon 23 Sep, 2019 14.10
When I think of Thomas Cook, I still think of the red boxed logo.
I always think of the "GMTV" logo personally!

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Sat 28 Sep, 2019 17.21
by WillPS
cdd wrote:
Sat 28 Sep, 2019 15.35
scottishtv wrote:
Mon 23 Sep, 2019 14.10
When I think of Thomas Cook, I still think of the red boxed logo.
I always think of the "GMTV" logo personally!
Yeah, whenever I hear Thomas Cook I'm always reminded of GMTV2:
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Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Sat 28 Sep, 2019 20.42
by gottago
I'd be fascinated to know how many sales Thomas Cook made in its final few days (travel money aside). Surely it was close to zero?

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Sat 28 Sep, 2019 22.57
by simonipswich1
gottago wrote:
Sat 28 Sep, 2019 20.42
I'd be fascinated to know how many sales Thomas Cook made in its final few days (travel money aside). Surely it was close to zero?
It was reported that one couple paid the balance of their holiday of £2,700 just before the business closed on the Friday afternoon... in cash!

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Sun 29 Sep, 2019 15.24
by Martin Phillp
Also worth noting that many of the CAA chartered flights have been crewed by former Thomas Cook staff who have worked for free to get passengers home.

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Mon 30 Sep, 2019 17.43
by Andrew
Martin Phillp wrote:
Sun 29 Sep, 2019 15.24
Also worth noting that many of the CAA chartered flights have been crewed by former Thomas Cook staff who have worked for free to get passengers home.
Why would they not be paid by the CAA?

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Tue 08 Oct, 2019 21.35
by gottago
Here's a great video on why Thomas Cook and so many other airlines go bust at pretty much the same time of year and how a Malaysia Airlines A380 ended up being such a key part of the CAA's repatriation efforts. Highly recommend this YouTube channel generally.


Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Thu 17 Oct, 2019 04.16
by JAS84

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Fri 18 Oct, 2019 18.27
by Martin Phillp
Bon Marche is in administration again.