News emerged on Monday that the British global travel group, Thomas Cook (LON:TCG), had collapsed, leaving thousands of British holidaymakers stranded abroad.
Meanwhile, some Thomas Cook customers have accused other airlines of capitalising on the collapse of the travel company. The BBC reported that in some instances, the prices for replacement flights have tripled.
Roughly 800,000 Brits had bookings set for the future with the failed travel company.
As customers and staff took to Twitter to share their experiences, we take a look at some online reactions to news that Thomas Cook has collapsed.
To help our friends at #ThomasCook, TUI Airways will bring home 473 holidaymakers from Tenerife and Turkey this evening. We keep our colleagues at Thomas Cook and its customers in our thoughts. And to our affected customers – please visit https://t.co/BhAyjcbP4X for updates. pic.twitter.com/r7FvPAyBzA
— TUI UK (@TUIUK) September 23, 2019
I’ve been made redundant from the aviation industry before and it isn’t nice to be made stop what you love doing. But what’s great about this industry is things will get better and new jobs and opportunities will present themselves. #ThomasCook
— Andy Monks (@AndythePandy_) September 23, 2019
Hearts go out to every #ThomasCook employee who has lost their job today. I know it’s frustrating for those with cancelled/disrupted holidays, but it’s nothing compared to the families and individuals who have lost jobs. 💔 ☹️ #ThomasCookcollapse
— Elly Hoult (@HoultElly) September 23, 2019
It will cost £600 million to bring holiday makers home. It would have cost £200 million to rescue the business. Thousands of jobs gone. Hundreds of thousands of holidays ruined. What kind of government makes such a stupid decision? #ThomasCookcollapse
— Bill Esterson (@Bill_Esterson) September 23, 2019
— Damian Matthews (@tsundokuist) September 23, 2019
Yesterday, our repatriation programme operated 64 flights, bringing back 14,700 passengers.
Today, there will be 74 flights bringing back more than 16,500 passengers – https://t.co/gEjPAHgBel
— UK Civil Aviation Authority (@UK_CAA) September 24, 2019