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    XL.COM GO BUST

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    Phew! Nearly booked a flight with them last week!

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    Will also affect the following companies I would assume.

    The XL group runs an airline and owns several travel companies, including Travel City Direct, Medlife Hotels Limited, The Really Great Holiday Company, Freedom Flights and Kosmar Holidays.

    For those with holidays booked, best check you don't have a flight beginning with XL. Apparently this will affect 200,000 advance bookings!

    Where does that leave our shirt sponsorship :w00t:

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    Customers booked with XL Airways Through XL.com or XL Call Centres

    Unfortunately, customers who booked either through xl.com or xl call centres are not ATOL protected. Consequently, you will be ineligible for a refund from ATOL in respect of your flight.

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    darren9030;2950776

    Where does that leave our shirt sponsorship :w00t:


    Not the best start to a season by the hammers.

    bad luck comes in 3's.......................................:w00t:

    darren9030;2950776

    Where does that leave our shirt sponsorship :w00t:



    This was mentioned on Radio 5 Business this morning. Sounds like you'll be needing a new sponser.

    It was a £7.5 million 3 year deal apparently.

    Any club worth it's salt, should replace any sold shirts with new sponsor or no-sponsor ones.

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    As i said with Zoom...... This wont be the last!!!! And its going to get worse before it gets better.

    gutted, thats my xmas holiday out the window and £500 down too

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    thegoon;2950865

    gutted, thats my xmas holiday out the window and £500 down too


    How come? Didnt you book a package holiday (protected by ATOL) or pay by credit card?

    The only ones out of pocket will be flight only purchasers using a debit card.

    Im trying to get on atol website - but its down.... Booked through travelcity for florida for next year... (Family holiday etc... they have got £1250 deposit from us...)

    laltufan;2950984

    Im trying to get on atol website - but its down.... Booked through … Im trying to get on atol website - but its down.... Booked through travelcity for florida for next year... (Family holiday etc... they have got £1250 deposit from us...)



    You are covered with Travelcity Direct they have also said to contact your travel agent first .

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    TO THE OP

    Change the title please so more people notice this as some may be travelling today.

    Something like

    XL.COM GO BUST

    Original Poster

    Have done csiman

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    t0mm;2951116

    Have done csiman


    nice one! :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    csiman;2951129

    nice one! :thumbsup:


    It's pretty damned sad really, especially for everyone who booked through them.

    Me and my friends were going to book a holiday for next year and were looking at them!

    credit card, ive sent the letter off guaranteed delivery. But i need to have the cash to pay for more flights cos ive spent £700 on an apartment.

    Spanish firm Futura went the day before.......my parents are having to fly back via nottingham and travel to the wirral on a coach...luckily they booked through thomas cook and thomas cook are funding a flight back....wont be long before ryanair are in hot water they made massive losses and its going to carry on....

    Original Poster

    bump for people who dont know..

    The state of the world eh? You can't even book a flight or holiday without having to look over your shoulder that the company might go bust. I felt for the stranded ones on the TV this morning tellng how their holiday is ruined cos they don't know how they will get back. Also some of those who have paid and haven't gone yet are out of pocket. Its horrible, hope whoever have holidays booked get their money back at least. Good luck :-) xx

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    My elderley disabled parents look to have lost out too, booked to go to Canary Isles for Christmas. :x Booked with Freedom, flights only by credit card. :x

    churchy2704;2952646

    My elderley disabled parents look to have lost out too, booked to go to … My elderley disabled parents look to have lost out too, booked to go to Canary Isles for Christmas. :x Booked with Freedom, flights only by credit card. :x



    They will get their money back if they paid by credit card churchy.. It's the ones that have paid by debit card that will loss big time.. The problem will be trying to book flights with another carrier because the prices are bound to rocket due to demand.. I have booked with XL four times in the last three years on self build holidays.. I won't be doing it this way next time.

    I think a lot of people will be put off doing DIY holidays because of this.. I'm thinking of booking a packaged holiday now for next summer because I think the prices will only go up with fewer aircraft seats.. I can get a hoiday for three to Paphos for two weeks next July for £1150 which is not much more than the flights at the moment..

    There must be a lot of worried people out there and it must be awful for those that are actually on their holiday and those that have gone to their airports this morning only to be told this news..

    That's what you get for being cheap skates :whistling:

    Stick to the main players, Virgin, easyjet, British Airways. They won't go bust

    I've always wondered especially with this and the recent zoom stuff is that why don't the people who are stranded and have to make their own way home just stay in the country until they are chucked out. I mean could they not just claim asylum(just realised how crazy that sounds) or just stay there. I'm sure that people who enter the country illegally don't have to make and pay their own way back when the respective authorities deem they cant stay there,

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    ants97;2953149

    I've always wondered especially with this and the recent zoom stuff is … I've always wondered especially with this and the recent zoom stuff is that why don't the people who are stranded and have to make their own way home just stay in the country until they are chucked out. I mean could they not just claim asylum(just realised how crazy that sounds) or just stay there. I'm sure that people who enter the country illegally don't have to make and pay their own way back when the respective authorities deem they cant stay there,


    Are you serious? :w00t:

    Most people have a life to get back to (e.g a job, family etc etc.)

    I cant believe you just wrote that or am I feeding a troll :whistling:

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    edna_clouds;2952957

    They will get their money back if they paid by credit card churchy.. It's … They will get their money back if they paid by credit card churchy.. It's the ones that have paid by debit card that will loss big time.. The problem will be trying to book flights with another carrier because the prices are bound to rocket due to demand.. I have booked with XL four times in the last three years on self build holidays.. I won't be doing it this way next time.I think a lot of people will be put off doing DIY holidays because of this.. I'm thinking of booking a packaged holiday now for next summer because I think the prices will only go up with fewer aircraft seats.. I can get a hoiday for three to Paphos for two weeks next July for £1150 which is not much more than the flights at the moment..There must be a lot of worried people out there and it must be awful for those that are actually on their holiday and those that have gone to their airports this morning only to be told this news..


    Self build holidays are still fine. Just booking with a debit card is dumb.

    As for booking a package holiday now to Paphos, the airline / tour operator can still go bust or put up the price anytime between now and the holiday departure date so not sure what you are saying really.

    csiman;2953319

    Are you serious? :w00t:Most people have a life to get back to (e.g a job, … Are you serious? :w00t:Most people have a life to get back to (e.g a job, family etc etc.)I cant believe you just wrote that or am I feeding a troll :whistling:



    yeah just thinking out loud, but why should someone who through no fault of their own that is stranded in another country have to pay a couple of grand to get home not to mention the hassle of trying to find an alternate flight/route home yet someone who illegally enters the country gets their trip home paid for and organised not to mention any accomodation paid for.

    as for the troll comment I'll pretend you never said it and leave it at that:thumbsup:

    csiman;2953362

    Self build holidays are still fine. Just booking with a debit card is … Self build holidays are still fine. Just booking with a debit card is dumb.As for booking a package holiday now to Paphos, the airline / tour operator can still go bust or put up the price anytime between now and the holiday departure date so not sure what you are saying really.



    The holiday is with Thomas Cook so I would think they are one of the safer ones.. If I booked now at the the web price the cost of the holiday won't move much if at all.. Maybe a fuel surcharge.. The CEO of XL leisure said that because of not being able to adjust the prices on booked airline tickets in line with fuel prices was one of the reasons way the group went bust.. Their French and German group are still operating and they have different rules in price adjustments..

    I have been traveling abroad many years and have never had the price of my holiday increase after the time I had booked it..

    I'm just saying that booking a holiday for myself I will be doing it with one of the bigger companies and doing it as a package deal until it all settles down. I'm saying that the cost of the holiday to Paphos is not much more what the costs of the flights are alone so for that reason it would be a better option for me..

    I just think the cost of flights are going to be high for next season and that the good flight bargains will be harder to come a cross.. That could be why Thomas Cook and Tui groups shares have increased by 7% today..

    I think the writing was on the wall for xl a few months ago, when another of the companies that they owned called Libra went bust.

    Our holiday in June to Greece was booked with Libra and we received a letter about 10 days before we were due to fly to say that Libra had changed to Allbury group, and that our accomodation was no longer available. There was 13 people in total in our group including kids and we had a nitemare trying to get everyone accomodated together.

    Whilst we were there, the Greek lady who owned the apartments, told us that she was owed thousands of euro by Libra for the previous summer. She also said that she did not hold out any hope of getting the money back.

    Absolutely shocking that they were able to get away with this imo.

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    ants97;2953404

    yeah just thinking out loud, but why should someone who through no fault … yeah just thinking out loud, but why should someone who through no fault of their own that is stranded in another country have to pay a couple of grand to get home not to mention the hassle of trying to find an alternate flight/route home yet someone who illegally enters the country gets their trip home paid for and organised not to mention any accomodation paid for. as for the troll comment I'll pretend you never said it and leave it at that:thumbsup:


    I think the major difference is the ones abroad want to come home (God knows why judging by the state the country is in!) whereas illegals want to stay here (for obvious reasons).

    And yes, I read the Daily Mail / Express too :w00t:

    Trying to switch to The Independent but find I don't get my daily whinge topic from that :-D

    Well I have got caught in all of this. might to of been flying out to Lanz on the 2nd oct for a week we booked it all through an agent but its not a package hoilday, cant get through to agent on phone so trying to find out if the hotel is still ok. but cant find any flights to still get out there. We booked with Credit card.

    would this mean that flights will become cheaper in the future ...

    Original Poster

    Paddy power put Air berlin as 7/1 favourite to go next.

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    :lol: (@avatar)

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/customavatars/avatar52701_38.gif

    I can't imagine anyone using that on a popular public forum such as this.

    What a perv!

    one girl in our office had to change her hols earlier this week cos of the hurricane in Cuba.........now 2 have been affected by XL.. due to fly out next week...............and we think 2 out on their hols already wont be able to get home..............

    ... good luck to all of you affected.

    Original Poster

    news.bbc.co.uk/spo…stm

    West ham end sposorship deal.

    As west brom don't have a sponsor, the game will be played in unbranded kits :giggle:

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    t0mm;2955678

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_ham_utd/7611752.stmWest ham end sposorship deal.As west brom don't have a sponsor, the game will be played in unbranded kits :giggle:



    Hehe. I heard that on the radio tonight! I reckon it was West Ham that caused them to go bust! :w00t:

    csiman;2953626

    I think the major difference is the ones abroad want to come home (God … I think the major difference is the ones abroad want to come home (God knows why judging by the state the country is in!) whereas illegals want to stay here (for obvious reasons).And yes, I read the Daily Mail / Express too :w00t:Trying to switch to The Independent but find I don't get my daily whinge topic from that :-D



    Yeah but my thinking is what happens when you've spent all your holiday cash on a great fortnight away, dipped into the credit card for the llast few days thinking well i get home by the end of the week then I should have enough cash until pay day next week. I know I've been on a few lads holidays when that happens and i'm totally skint on the way back.

    So what would happen if the above scenario occurs, just sleep on the airport floor until you either get paid in a fortnight, somehow get a relative to find a spare grand or beg for cash off other travellers.

    Think you may be reading to much into my thinking with the dailly express jibes, never touched the rag, more of a daily mail, the herald, sunday times kinda guy oh and the sun but only on a friday because ally ross rules lol. damn him for going to macedonia to watch the scotland game,
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