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The members of the flight crew on an international flight, reportedly to find that they have lost their job up in the air.
Thomas Cook, a British tour company, and it collapsed on Monday morning, forcing the company to immediately stop all flights and services offered by the hotel. The employees of the company, all 21,000 of them-are said to be facing lay-offs.
Crew members on a flight from Manchester to Las Vegas to find out the satisfied with the products or the hard way to learn midflight that they will lose their jobs — and would not be paid for the month, The Mirror reports. The passengers on the flight, said the staff members burst into tears when the announcement was made.
GUESTS OF THE HOTEL CLAIM THAT THEY ARE ‘HELD TO RANSOM’ OVER TRAVEL IN A COMPANY’S FINANCIAL PROBLEMS
A Twitter user claiming to be in the area described the experience of being on a social media site, posting, “arrived at the house with @ThomasCookUK on their last flight of the very sad news. They found on landing that they had lost their jobs. It may not be the fault of the staff for their professionalism, in spite of having such an emotional time.”
One of the passengers, Tommy Laing, said on social media that the crew was announced on the news in the middle of the race.
“I’ve Just arrived from Manchester City, was the flight with Thomas Cook, the hotel’s staff told us, midflight, that she had just been told that halfway through the flight, we were on the last Thomas cook flight, from anywhere,” Laing said, per The Mirror. “They had just lost their jobs, and wouldn’t be getting paid this week, but all of them were in tears!”
The tour operator collapsed on Monday morning, so that employees all over the world without jobs.
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According to Laing, however, is that the passengers were so moved by the flight crew of the situation was that she wanted to do something to help.
“As soon as we landed, a Scottish girl, from the Right people, I’m having a whip-round to get your money out, $ 25 each!’ And if that’s not the most Scottish thing ever, and I don’t know what it is… At $6,200, obviously.”
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It is not clear how many people will be affected by the company’s collapse, but in the Uk, the government is working to repatriate some 150,000 customers in the United Kingdom. Thousands of people, apparently, find themselves stranded in more than one country.