Travel firm collapses and airports may close - happy holidays!
Not a great day for sun seekers and plane passengers today, as two unrelated stories (only David Icke knows if our lizard masters are responsible for both) follow the lead of the weather, and piss down on our summer holidays.
The first story is that travel firm Sun4U has collapsed, while around 1,200 of its customers are abroad - most of them in Spain. A banner appeared across the website on Wednesday night stating the firm had ceased trading.
Most package holidays are Atol protected, so if you haven't left the country yet, you should contact your travel agency about about a refund or alternative arrangements; bookings made direct through Sun4U require a claim to be made by calling 08445 717260. Failing that, bookings made with a credit card should also be covered for a refund.
And if it's not the travel agencies thwarting your August, it's the airports; as we reported earlier in the week, members of the union Unite voted for industrial action at six BAA airports - Heathrow, Stansted, Southampton, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen. Yesterday afternoon, members of staff voted for strikes - no dates have been announced and the two sides have began talks through conciliatory services.
If these talks fail, Unite can give seven days notice of strike action, which will effectively shut the airports. That means strikes could stop travel over the last ten days of August, including the August Bank Holiday. Until any industrial action is announced, however, airlines such as British Airways are operating as normal and will not be allowing refunds or changes to bookings.