The tankers anchor off our town of Lowestoft which suffolk isn't happy about in case of spillages,this is more for the reason that the larger tankers are to big to get into the destinations so " Oil transfers" take place onto smaller tankers. The damage which could be caused to our coastline is not worth the revenue recieved for this operation.
Message posted by windmill on 01áMarchá2011 at 7:02pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by Simmey on 02áMarchá2011
Just heared on the news the surcharge is on new bookings only, anyone already booked won't have to pay extra. Let's hope they stick to this rule.
Not what the BBC news item implies though:
Thomas Cook's new surcharge will apply to all bookings that include a Thomas Cook flight made from Tuesday onwards.
The company blames a 40% increase in the cost of fuel for the move.
The surcharge applies to both flight-only or package holidays, and applies whether the trip is booked through a travel agency or directly with Thomas Cook itself.
Surcharges will apply to all charter brands including Thomas Cook, Airtours, Sunset, Manos, Club 18-30 and Neilson.
A spokesman for the company, Ian Ailles, said: "We've worked hard to keep the impact of the rising fuel costs on our holidaymakers to a minimum but the fuel levy is an unavoidable result of the rising price of oil."
However being the cynic I am, if you pay the additional ú15/ú40 surcharge on a new booking and the price of oil goes down again, will they give you a refund...
I think we all know the answer to that one, don't we.
Message posted by Kernowman on 03áMarchá2011 at 12:22pm - IP Logged
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