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Thomas Cook

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Maximum Triceratops, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. jpaul

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    abroad is OK, but it's the hassle of crowded airports/ports, elapsed time getting their, that seriously offsets it's pleasure, roll on teleportation.
    Tribal appeal of beach type holidays, tourism en masse neither, it's an economic economy of scale but definitely not a symbol of individuality (quoting N Cage)
     
  2. teaboy5

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    Ach sure look it's mr doom and gloom!
     
  3. jpaul

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    well he was having to put up with Natalya Rudakova next to him in the car drinking and on e's ... wouldn't you have been
     
  4. BowdonUK

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    In a word its cheap.
     
  5. Mason-

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    “I just don’t understand why other people like and do things that I don’t like or do. Crazy!”
    :rolleyes:
     
  6. Ahleckz

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    Then you have no idea how to find well priced flights. Trust me next year and I’ll save you money. I get your dates are pricey, but I can get flights for around £700 with no in depth searching for those dates next year.
    You got ripped off, but that happens. It’s always going to be more expensive using an agent unless you are going to one of their managed hotels.

    Last time I went to Thailand I actually took my quote into a travel agent (Barrhead Travel) and the best they could do was £150 more - after haggling - for the exact same flights.
     
  7. Diagro

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    It was a package holiday mate. Atol protection was required.
     
  8. chrcoluk

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    I read an article somewhere, (Cannot remember where). Where it was determined that the way prices should be done for renting out assets as a landlord would be to charge the maximum that the renter can pay, rather than sustainable long term competitive rates. I remember been in shock at reading the article as to me it translated to "bleed them dry". However this was for renting out land, but I suspect some property owners maybe apply the same rules themselves. I suppose this rule was determined with the assumption that there is always another renter to take over the old one once they run out of money.
     
  9. chrcoluk

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    To me unless there is some kind of government guarantee, it seems absolutely crazy. If TC dissolved, business would be coming their way anyway as people would still want to buy holidays, the TC brand is also already damaged, its been plastered all over the news media. To me it simply makes no sense.
     
  10. chrcoluk

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    You beat me to it, there seems to be a thing with people in the UK that they have to go abroad, and also more so in recent years as well to go to extreme places, I have a family member who keeps going to countries that neighbour terrorist countries, which seems crazy to me, also where there is extreme heat as well.

    I can understand wanting to see other cultures and a change of scenery. But some of these holiday locations are an eye opener, I never realised turkey was so popular until the news reports on the number of flights going there to pick up TC customers.
     
  11. chrcoluk

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    You dont need to go abroad for that tho.
     
  12. Andr3w

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    No, but you have a better chance to have guaranteed good weather and people seem to enjoy going away - stop being miserable.
     
  13. b0rn2sk8

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    You realise Turkey is a huge country right? Several times bigger than the UK.

    By your logic you’d never visit Greece, Spain, Cypress, Italy, USA and a whole host of others because they all boarder ‘dodgy’ countries.
     
  14. Basher

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    You do. If you wanted guaranteed sunshine, you can't stay in the UK.
     
  15. Clov!s

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    True but there’s a difference between a weekend in Devon compared to a weekend in Spain/Italy/France etc. :)
     
  16. Rotty

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    Got my refund approval from Amex today, paid up inc the extra cost of replacement flights