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“Having booked through Thomas Cook for our holiday of...”

Written on: 23/07/2009

Having booked through Thomas Cook for our holiday of 12 young girls I can honestly say it is a waste of time you may as well do it yourself on the websit as they pass the booking on to another company called flexi tours so you do not have a resort rep your transport is arranged with the Resort Hopper company and you have to check all your return details yourself. The flight number did not match the departure time which was an error by flexi tours but we check with easy jet the flight left at… Read Full Review

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Written on: 23/07/2009

I have heard these stories about Thomas Cook customer services so many times
<br/>they really need to get that team on some courses on get another Manager in there to train them you cannot get throuugh on the phone and they do not responded to e.mail complaints in a world where you can book so easily yourself on the web they really need to raise the Bar if Thomas Cook want to stay in business.

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“Did the lions tour in South Africa with Thomas Cook...”

Written on: 22/07/2009

Did the lions tour in South Africa with Thomas Cook Sport.
Didn't send out tickets/vouchers in time despite phone calls and emails.
Got names on tickets wrong, even after correction.
Didn't get seats together on the plane.
Stayed at two of the worst hotels I've ever seen, in very unsafe areas.
Tickets for games were in a bad location or had a severely restricted view.
Would recommend staying well clear of Thomas Cook Sport. … Read Full Review

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“A week before travelling I ordered some Euros through...”

Written on: 21/07/2009

A week before travelling I ordered some Euros through the Thomas Cook online reserve system. I opted to pick these up at my local branch (Wantage, Oxon)only to be told when I got to the shop that they had sold all the Euros including the ones I had reserved!

After recovering myself enough to ask to speak to the Manager, I was told that she had 'gone home for the afternoon'!

I try phoning, I get cut off; I try emailing, no reply… Read Full Review

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“Thoms Cook are the worst travel company I have had the...”

Written on: 20/07/2009

Thoms Cook are the worst travel company I have had the misfortune to deal with. Their customer service line has taken 5 Hours to get through. incorrect tickets sent out. only book with them if you want to spend endless hours on the phone. we have not travelled yet I am unsure if we will actually get to the destination.GOOD LUCK the choice is yours!!!!… Read Full Review

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“I am reading past reviews which are making me v....”

Written on: 17/07/2009

I am reading past reviews which are making me v. depressed! I have tried for 2 days to get through to T. Cook, via various telephone nos., email., customer services, customer relations - the customer services no. has a very long message only to be told at the end of it to call back later, or finally when I got through I was no. 30 in the list of callers. All I want to know is how I check in 2 guitars on a flight that I am going on next week. Looking at past reviews it may not be necessary… Read Full Review

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Written on: 07/08/2009

The easiest thing to do is ring the airport you are flying from and ask to be put through to the Thomas Cook desk.

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“We booked two weeks holiday in August to Cyprus...”

Written on: 15/07/2009

We booked two weeks holiday in August to Cyprus through Thomas cook website, we paid the full quoted price by Credit card, 5 days later we received a receipt through post, which is totally aiffernt price and demanding for extra £1436. I have been facing lots of problem with their customer service and web support, very rude and no support what so ever. I have been told it would take more then 14 days to find out what went wrong. I have faxed them the booking confirmation that we printed out, the… Read Full Review

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“Thomas Cook are simply the worst airline I have ever...”

Written on: 13/07/2009

Thomas Cook are simply the worst airline I have ever flown with, and I have flown Aeroflot!!!!! (the company with the worst crash record in history and are the considered as one of the worst airlines in the world). Thomas Cook made them look like a private first class jet.

We had a total of 10 hours of delays on our trip to Turkey!! and the staff were so rude about it, not one apology and they don't even care. Seriously do not book TC, Easyjet etc are actually much much better.

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Bruce Tigger's Comment

Written on: 13/07/2009

I agree with this review because...this was our experience on leaving Turkey, late May. Thomas Cook got everyone to airport several hours before flight time - one couple even five hours beforehand - No apologies proferred.

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“I decided to book a holiday with thomas cook to Malta...”

Written on: 13/07/2009

I decided to book a holiday with thomas cook to Malta ,the luggage restriction was 20klg before traveling i checked the weight with two scales to make sure we were not over the limit After checking in at Manchester we were told we were over weight I told her I had checked them twice & she said ok and waved us on .After the holiday at the thomas cook check in with exactly the same Items in our cases they said we were overweight again & wanted £80.0 for excess baggage again I told her we had… Read Full Review

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“Won't be using Thomas Cook again as they changed our...”

Written on: 13/07/2009

Won't be using Thomas Cook again as they changed our flight times 3 times. We started off booking a 10.00am flight then it was changed to 11.00am. This wasn't so bad but they also changed the return flight from 15.05 to 16.25 which meant we vacated our villa at 10.00am in the morning and had to try and kill even more time before we left for the airport. This is difficult when you have a very painful and debilitating condition in your legs like i have. They changed the flight time again 2 weeks… Read Full Review

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“My family and I stayed at the Isla Paraiso in June...”

Written on: 12/07/2009 by DCJOWREY (1 review written)

My family and I stayed at the Isla Paraiso in June 2009 for 14 nights. Contrary to previous reports of the reps disappearing or just not being around. My Thomas Cook rep was available as scheduled. Although the acutal holiday did not meet my expectations she gave me and my family some very good ideas for keeping us occupied… Read Full Review

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“I recently dislocated my knee on a Thomas Cook flight...”

Written on: 09/07/2009 by chumble (1 review written)

I recently dislocated my knee on a Thomas Cook flight to Kos. My leg became trapped under the seat in fron of me due to the total lack of space. The plane was diverted to Manchester so I could receiev urgent medical attantion. Following my treatment, the airline refused to allow me to fly the next day, and left my wife and I stranded 150 miles away from home in Manchester airport. They refused to help us get home, despite the injury I'd suffered on board their aircraft. My advice to all is… Read Full Review

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“We haven't even been on our holiday yet with Thomas...”

Written on: 03/07/2009

We haven't even been on our holiday yet with Thomas Cook, and all ready we have had the worst customer service ever experienced. We've booked a cruise with them on an NCL cruise. Thomas Cook have failed from start to finish to face up to their responsibilities as an ABTA registered travel agent. NCL haven't been too good at responding either. We have contacted Thomas Cook's supposed customer service line countless times, to either be lied too, patronised or in one particular case shouted at! We… Read Full Review

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“i booked our Egypt Holiday with Thomas Cook through...”

Written on: 30/06/2009 by imccaffery (4 reviews written)

i booked our Egypt Holiday with Thomas Cook through our Travel Agent, Our Rep in Resort was Very Helpful at all times and was costantly checking up on you making sure you were ok or if you needed anything which unusual for Holiday Reps as they usually hide away… Read Full Review

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“Party of 5 at the Royal Alba Hotel Colakli Turkey 9...”

Written on: 28/06/2009 by cornwall09 (1 review written)

Party of 5 at the Royal Alba Hotel Colakli Turkey 9 Jun to 23 Jun 2009.
Where to start and what to say with the limited space available, here goes.
Wow factor of 110%. A well run and presented hotel. Should be 5*+
On arrival we were greeted by very helpful reception and porter service who after checking our booking escorted us to our rooms on the ground floor. The rooms were perfect with everything ready and extremely well presented. Having arrived in the early hours, food was available but… Read Full Review

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“I have a dispute going on at the moment with Thomas...”

Written on: 22/06/2009 by sexydexy (1 review written)

I have a dispute going on at the moment with Thomas Cook as they have informed me of building work taking place next to our hotel. I have been told that I can change my holiday to another accomadation or destination or have a full refund, TC told me this on Friday, I have called them today and they now tell me the opposite and insist I have been wrongly informed, we have spent hours researching other options and decided on Turkey as we found a hotel with reviews as good as the one we had booked… Read Full Review

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“Thomas Cook have no right to claim they have a...”

Written on: 19/06/2009

Thomas Cook have no right to claim they have a customer services department!. When you eventually get through to someone - and that can take a long time - they are arrogant, ignorant and totally unhelpfull. I have been blatantly lied to by members of their staff in an attempt to get me to drop my claim. As an example of the lies they have been telling I received a letter saying that they didn't have a contract with hotel at the time I was in resort. I complain and all of a sudden they don't… Read Full Review

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“I tried for over an hour to pay the balance on my ...”

Written on: 17/06/2009 by carole1301 (1 review written)

I tried for over an hour to pay the balance on my Thomas Cook holiday using the telephone numbers on the letter, only to be left on hold .. or for the other end to 'clear' the line!!

I guess they want everyone to default on their balance in order to cancel and resell the holidays ... pocketing the already paid balance to boot

there are lots of choice words I could use about the so-called customer service, but I won't
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“My husband and I went on the glorious west excorted...”

Written on: 04/06/2009 by carolev37 (1 review written)

My husband and I went on the glorious west excorted tour in may whith thomas cook.Excellent door to door pick up drivers very friendly.Tour manager was very poor she was only interested in you if you book all her tours which she pushed one day into the tour and got people to hand over there cash.No refunds if you changed your mind alot of people who booked the tours wish they hadnt.she made people feel small for not booking them and read out a graph of how much people had spent on her tours… Read Full Review

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“This is the first and absolute last time I book...”

Written on: 03/06/2009

This is the first and absolute last time I book something through Thomas Cook. I'm due to go to my stag do in Prague on the 17th June and booked through them for (what I stupidly believed) convenience. The tickets came through but one of the passenger names was incorrect. Not our fault I might add, as we gave all the correct info at the time of the booking and by their own admission his details were correct on everything else. So far I have gone to their local branch 5 times to try and get it… Read Full Review

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“Just been on Thomas Cook holiday. It was awful they...”

Written on: 02/06/2009 by katcheshire (1 review written)

Just been on Thomas Cook holiday. It was awful they are rude unhelpful and do little to resolve problems except add to the cost of the holiday, call you a liar and insult you!! Never again and would advise you not to go on holiday with them as their service is shoddy and not what you would expect from them… Read Full Review

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