Thomas Cook Day 9
Again no known problems for Thomas Cook Scandanavia or Condor passengers.
The next batch of UK repatriation flights:
Thursday 3 October: For Rhodes flights see my previous blog post. For Kos flights. the Gatwick flight will operate as originally scheduled, with an XT (Titan) flight number. This flight leaves at 17:00. Passengers for Birmingham and Manchester will also travel on this plane, with coach transfer onwards from Gatwick.
To help passengers due to return after 6 October, those people on Thomas Cook packages whose return flight was always due to be with Easyjet will still be able to use it up to the end of October as booked, as Easyjet will honour the original bookings. Quite a few TC packages were sold using Easyjet flights this year. Nobody would have bought a “flight only” from Thomas Cook Airlines including an Easyjet flight, but as far as I know, if they’ve been daft enough to do it, Easyjet will honour it too.
Why would they need to have been daft to book it with Thomas Cook Airlines? Well, nobody selling flight only tickets can undercut the websites of low cost carriers such as Ryanair or Easyjet, and while occasionally it seems they have, this is due to obsolete prices being displayed by the seller, or fares being offered that don’t include essentials so more money has to be paid later. Different with packages, because there are other items such as accommodation, transfers, car hire etc bundled in, and you only see the total price.