Written on: 02/08/2011 by angryann (1 review written)
I booked my holiday from the local travel agents because I like to give my business to local stores. I found out later that I was lied to. I was told that when I booked my flight that I had to have the on flight meal. I tried to explain that we didnt want it but was told that it was included so I had no choice. The same was for the insurance.
We arrived at the airport in plenty of time, checked in and started our holiday. We had a couple of drinks and did a bit of shopping. Flight was called on time, but as we waited at the gate the first signs of what awaited us on the plane became quite apparent. There were quite a few groups of very boisterous and noisy young adults.
Eventually the flight took off. Within ten minutes the young man in the row next to me had thrown up three times. Most of them where wandering about the plane. If this had been toddlers or young children people would have complained. There was no flight entertainment. The stewards where kept busy by going up and down selling alcoholic beverages. I always thought that drunken behaviour was frowned upon on flights but obviously not on Thomas Cook.
I felt I couldn't use the toilets. They were obviously kept busy with a lot of people using them to be sick in, to be used by couples. But also groups of young men found it funny to hang around them to try and spy on the young girls.
Don't get me wrong, I like to have a good time, have some drinks and let my hair down. But not on an airplane on a five hour flight.
The journey back wasn't much better, and the transfers were a nightmare. We are going back to the hotel next year, with friends, but we will not be flying with Thomas Cook. We have been to Cyprus before with other airlines and never had any problems.
One suggestion, have set flights for Escapades and 18 - 30 holidays. Cut back on the sales of alcohol at airports and on the flights. Everything in moderation. I think selling 3 cans of Stella. a couple cans of Magners and redbull in one sale to one person and then coming back later to see if they want any more is a bit extreme.