Earlier today Thomas Cook ceased operations. While that’s unfortunate for the hundreds of thousands of people who are stranded as a result of this, I feel the worst for the roughly 21,000 Thomas Cook employees who are without jobs as of today.
“Rescue” efforts are now underway for those who are still stranded, but there were also lots of flights that operated overnight back to the UK, which would be the last flights ever for the airline.
Here’s a video of the incredibly touching announcement made after landing this morning on a Cancun to Manchester flight:
You only need to hear the first 1min45sec, as I’m not sure why the video keeps running beyond that. Perhaps that’s interesting to watch as well, though, so you can hear commentary about how RBS nearly put the country in financial collapse, etc.
My hats off to all those Thomas Cook staff who were this professional until the very last second, and here’s to hoping they can all find jobs in the industry again without too much trouble.