Hope all the people who had a 20 hour delay Gatwick to Corfu Friday/Saturday with Small Planet see that article. Personally I wouldn't touch Olympic or Small Planet with a bargepole - I think they are in serious doo-doo
Just read on the Small Planet discussion forum (worse than reading a Stephen King book!!) that Meridan Avaition, who handled all flights for Olympic and others - mostly I think Small Planet Airlines - have gone into liquidation, and there is a comment 'expect delays'. Just a heads up.
Liz and I were significantly delayed on both our outward and return flights to Corfu (from/to Gatwick) back in July.
The "service" provided by Small Planet was contemptible - as too was that of Olympic Holidays staff. I won't go into the details since similar (and even worse) experiences are well represented by MANY others on the discussion forum mentioned above, by <lisydaly>.
Here's the link to that forum, for anyone interested - it's well worth reading through the 700+ comments on there . . . . .
I honestly don't know anything about "Travel Service Airlines" <gremlindog,>, but a quick check shows them to be a Czech airline (unlike SmallPlanet which is Lithuanian) which also operates under the name of "SmartWings".
I'm GUESSING that holiday tour operators, such as Olympic, are attempting to belatedly take damage limitation action, against their rock-bottom reputation achieved this year, by chartering/contracting other fleet aircraft to fill-in the gaps caused by the appalling record of Small planet ??
I suggest you do some research yourself on these 'new' airlines via "Google"!!
Last Edit: Aug 6, 2013 16:41:02 GMT 2 by pete sant
Meridian has definitely gone under - and they were mostly involved with Small Planet. And guess who was involved in Meridian - none other than Phil Wyatt, he of XL Leisure infamy. Olympic will be scrabbling around now I guess to get flights to cover anything Meridian was involved in. About time Mr Wyatt did the decent thing and owned up to how many companies he has been involved in and who have subsequently gone bankrupt. He should be put somewhere where he cannot under any circumstances open yet another company involved in the travel industry. Afghanistan looks good.................
I'm not sure what will happen with Meridian, but in many countries, companies that collapse are kept afloat as accountants step in to salvage what they can in the hope of finding a buyer. maybe all is not lost ...
janiemou: Are you surviving the rain Kaz?
Jun 12, 2019 16:35:23 GMT 2
kaz: Just about janiemou..its raining now,,grey skies and windy its " s'windy, loved your pics of the sea....not been up on the sea wall since accident, maybe soon,getting around I bit better now............rain just stopped!! strange weather?? take care xx .
Jun 13, 2019 10:30:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope you are both well Jan & Steve and enjoying the Roda sun!!!....the days here have been dry but humid,phew..........not able to get to Roda again this year ( I miss it so much) never mind, one day..take care, love Kaz & Rosie xxx
Jul 15, 2019 16:43:37 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz,I had pretty good weather when on quick trip back to the UK, not been so good since I have been back. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.
Jul 16, 2019 14:36:06 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Janiemou.........as you may have heard, we had a Heat Wave for two days here.....my was it hot?? shouldn't complain though only it hasn't stopped raining to-day...we can't win can we?? Hope you and Steve are keeping well and still enjoying life.........
Jul 27, 2019 16:04:20 GMT 2
kaz: Not able to make Roda again this year.....family holidays in progress!!!So it will be just me n Rosie up on the sea wall!!! take care..love Kaz xx
Jul 27, 2019 16:07:29 GMT 2
janiemou: Oh Kaz, we will miss you, as will Roda.
Jul 27, 2019 17:37:57 GMT 2
kaz: I will miss you to...............one day a?
Aug 3, 2019 13:00:50 GMT 2
kaz: Nice cooling rain here in Kent after 2days of sweltering SUN...shouldn't complain though should I.....I have friends on their way to Roda at the wkend staying at the Afroditi, I expect you will know them..........just wish I could be there with them. Enjoy
Aug 28, 2019 20:34:49 GMT 2
kaz: Just got on my 'puter..thanks for missing me!!...I am there in spirit (always)just wish my BODY was !!!never mind, next year with luck ( before I have to use a walking frame!!!)glad the weather is good for you all....hold on, just want to wipe the tears
Sept 11, 2019 19:50:02 GMT 2
kaz: Now my puter is playing up.......I cant win
Sept 11, 2019 19:53:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope Forum meetings are going well?? I miss them too xxxx
Sept 11, 2019 20:01:03 GMT 2
kaz: Weather in Kent is very hot...........still not as nice as being in Roda!!!
Sept 17, 2019 16:19:06 GMT 2