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scottishtv
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When I think of Thomas Cook, I still think of the red boxed logo. Here's some history:

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Martin Phillp
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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.
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cdd
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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!
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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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gottago
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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?
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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!
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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.
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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?
gottago
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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.

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Martin Phillp
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Bon Marche is in administration again.
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