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Thomas Cook of a da
October 10, 2019

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Thomas Cook of a da

October 10, 2019

As you will know myself and other half winter in Goa ,have done for the last 18 years or so. Well over the years as Goa got popular the price of flights has increased to nearly double from early century . They also in some cases got longer ,more stops upto 20 odd hours traveling for the cheaper flights ( £500) ,but as Kay has discovered golf/pitch and put) she will only do 6 weeks leaving me out there for 2/3 months . Thomas Cook did direct flights ( 9 hrs) meaning she didn't have messing about at joining airports along the route,giving us the security of getting on at Goa and off at Manchester . Now to get the cheaper flights we booked in March/April for the next Dec/Jan flights, and have always used a CREDIT card ,had to as this coming winters flights were £1400 for both of us with Thomas Cook . With their demise I've had to go else where ,now booked with Qatar at their rates of £2400,yuk yes another 1k ,why Qatar well it has only one stop and total journey time of 14 hours ,so not to difficult for a woman on her own . Being on the CREDIT card we are guaranteed our money back from our Thomas Cook flights ,BUT what a cock up ,as I was in Florida when all this shit was going on and thinking there goes our holiday this winter .the credit card has come to our rescue . Yes it's an expensive flight but the holiday out in India is well worth it ,example ,our accomadation £10 a night,food entertainment £30 a day ,and all that sun plus they all speaka tha inglish oh if you smoke ( which we don't ) fags are a £5 for 200. Meaning while we are fit enough to travel we are Goa/India bound , we have so many friends from all over this planet it's like going home .So in the end just means no new cars ,abit of belt tightening ,so nothing changed since we retired as long as you've your health I know 10 years free of cancar next checkup on Monday 14th Oct ,and there's no pockets in a shroud

October 18, 2019

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Thomas Cook of a da

October 18, 2019

To cut a long story short we applied for a refund of our credit card charge for the December flights thinking it would drag on and on ,well it took MasterCard 4 days to return our money ,phew . Surprised the life out me ,still disgusted at other flight companies making a bigger profit.

October 20, 2019

Joined: May 5, 2014
Posts: 1255
Thomas Cook of a da

October 20, 2019

Glad it's all sorted Bob, enjoy your Goa break again - at least there you wont be bombarded with Brexit nonsense !! John (JKW)


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