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Exactly what was going through my mind. They know the future operating cost of the planes, give or take to allow for fuel price charges. They know what the hotels will cost them when they sign the contract with the provider, they know their staff costs, airport charges etc. etc.
Because they have been paying bills on future incomes.
So whenever those future incomes don't arrive anymore, because people are afraid to travel because, well, let's not go there. This isn't the soapbox.
I don't see the british ones in the news here. We certainly have our fair share. My guess is that your favourite search engine will produce a zillion hits on travel agency collapse [insert country]
This caught my eye because Thos Cook was the archetype of a travel agent. Hell, I think I even bought some of their travellers cheques half a century ago.
And "Cooks Tour" entered the vernacular a good century ago.
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Thomas Cook have been hanging on by their fingernails for sometime now..... They kept a large and expensive network of High Street shops when everyone else was moving online. They also operated on very slim margins.
Lava bread would probably be better than laverbread, for sure.
The latter is "an acquired taste" which I have diligently managed not to acquire. I suspect the only reason for eating it was that it was the only food you could get back in the day.
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Ok didn't know it was spelt in Rods honour - had it once and decided it was the most disgusting thing I'd ever tasted with the exception of jellied eels ( I can't even stand next to someone eating those abominations ) yucko
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