Flights carrying stranded Thomas Cook customers have started arriving home today amid mounting fury over how its bosses plundered £30million in pay and bonuses before Britain’s most famous travel firm went to the wall. The first of the rescue planes, operated by pilots and staff from US-based Atlas Air, landed in Manchester, Glasgow and London Gatwick this afternoon as the huge repatriation effort swung into action. Flights have also taken off from Croatia, Crete and Spain this afternoon as the return of 160,000 British citizens – the largest since the Second World War – gathers pace. But there was chaos at airports in Spain, Turkey and Tunisia where thousands of holidaymakers including the elderly and young children waited for up to 12 hours in overcrowded airports to be evacuated – and some planes meant for Gatwick, Newcastle and Glasgow will now land at Birmingham and Manchester. Caroline Ives, 52, who was on the chartered Freebird flight from Dalaman, Turkey to Gatwick, said: ‘In the hotel bar, it was so scary. All you could hear was phones pinging as everyone was panicking. We had a friend with MS who is still left there. She’s really poorly. We were lucky but bless her,… Read full this story
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