Discussion in 'Walt Disney World News & Rumors' started by Keith, Sep 12, 2008.
And they are going via Newark which is great news. I am sure they are relieved.
Oh that is good news, thanks for letting us know Mags
That's great news!
Well that's a little ray of sunshine amongst all the mess.
Their website is now shut down. If you try to go to it you get an information page. It looks like, if you booked through a TA or directly with XL or TCD that you are covered under ATOL and will be able to get reimbursed. If you booked through their web sites it looks like you are up the proverbial creek without a paddle. If you are already out of country they are saying that you may be able to stay in your hotel and to collect any receipts for expenses you may be forced to pay and the CAA will see to it that you get back. But again if you booked through the web site you may have to pay again for your hotel, the CAA will get you back, but then will bill you. I really feel sorry for all these folks.
Just popped on to tell you about Jodie. But you know. I am delighted for her. Reading posts on another site is heart breaking. It's good news for Jodie but desperate times for others.
There's just been a discussion on R2. A bride-to-be rang in to say her party of 26 were due to go to her wedding in WDW on Oct 1st. She was advised that she may be able to transfer the whole package over to another company.
Good luck to anyone caught up in this mess.
my fater in law flew out wednesday with tcd god knows how he is getting back
im so glad i cancelled my holiday for november
Have I missed an announcement? Can't find it anywhere.
Dawn posted this earlier
and then Mags posted this earlier in the thread Claire
That is good news!
Thank you Wendy! I saw that post but didn't know who it was refering to! Fab news.
Nor I Claire. So our Jodie is safe then? Her holiday is intact and she is going to be able to go, yes? (I need things clear and direct). :spring:
Yes Tink, by the sounds of things they are still able to go :207: but with another airline and via Newark.
Ah, got it. Thanks for the clarification Wendy. Still the same time frame, so all her work on resorts and ADRs and stuff isn't lost, I hope!
Newark isn't so bad. We flew out of there (and back) to Ireland. Customs was essentially a walk through.
I'm so glad Jodie's holiday was salvaged! I know many others are affected, but after after following her pre-trippie, I feel I have a vested interest in her holiday!
Tracy, for your FIL.
It's sad that companies are allowed to use funds paid for future goods/services to attempt to salvage current operations. It happens in many industries, not just the travel industry. I've had to work on many bankruptcy cases--not fun at all!
I think they should be made to service those packages/arrangements that have been made for a certain period of time, and to help those who won't receive their services due to the bankruptcy, find new arrangements. Perhaps if it were more difficult to file bankruptcy companies would be forced to be more responsible.
i feel really sorry for anyone caught up in this, both staff and holidaymakers.
I have to say I saw the interview with the chairman of XL at lunchtime and he was practically in tears - I know it is easy to blame people and point the finger at times like this but I did feel for the guy - it is simply a result of the economic situation we are in .
just my 2 pennies worth
Miracle of miracles... I managed to get through to ATOL by phone!!!!!!! I have a claim form coming to me now.... they are in meltdown there though.
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