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    • Aubrey Thicket
    • By Aubrey Thicket 20th Sep 19, 6:42 AM
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    Supposed to be booking hol today but just read Thomas Cook May go under. What now?
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    • 20th Sep 19, 6:42 AM
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    Supposed to be booking hol today but just read Thomas Cook May go under. What now? 20th Sep 19 at 6:42 AM
    Hi all

    I have been dealing with a travel agent called Kenwood Travel for a couple of days and they have secured us a great holiday at a great price. However, I have just read in The Sun newspaper (literally 5 minutes ago) that Thomas Cook is on the verge of going bust.
    The holiday in question is a week in Cuba and then a week in Jamaica. The flights are with Thomas Cook.
    If I book today (Fri 20th September 2019) what happens if Thomas Cook go bust next week? I know there are things in place to do with Credit Cards etc but I donít know what to do now because I am letting the travel agent book all hotels and flights etc.
    Any help please??
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 20th Sep 19, 7:07 AM
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    • 20th Sep 19, 7:07 AM
    Leave until Monday morning , anything untoward would be announced before the stock exchange opens.

    Get the feeling it's a game of poker on both sides.

    Airline could be sold as a going concern so maybe flights honoured but accommodation not.

    Who knows
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    • Alan Bowen
    • By Alan Bowen 20th Sep 19, 8:25 AM
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    • 20th Sep 19, 8:25 AM
    Yes, I fear it really is "wait and see". Although you should be protected by Kenwoods ATOL, it can be a hassle so makes more sense to wait. Either everything will be resolved by October 1st or it will have failed, no point in putting yourself through the agony
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