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 ...
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
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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
kaz: Nights are drawing in...curtains closed.....lights on.........just not looking forward to a long Winter again ( it comes round so quick!!)...Just Xmas to look forward to now, then the New Year and THEN holidays in Roda
Sept 25, 2019 20:15:16 GMT 2
artisans: Be so good to see you again kaz ...
Oct 4, 2019 9:32:09 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks Steve.........hope I get to make it to Roda??
Oct 4, 2019 12:14:36 GMT 2
johnreig: Has anyone got Spiros Banos apartment (Roda) details
Oct 8, 2019 14:15:36 GMT 2
artisans: Details on the thread ....
Oct 11, 2019 22:46:07 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Steve...has sent you email this evening ok
Nov 16, 2019 19:21:05 GMT 2
artisans: Hi kaz - have replied twice now ..
Nov 21, 2019 8:03:35 GMT 2
artisans: Hi kaz - we have what you wanted
Nov 21, 2019 15:03:35 GMT 2
janiemou: Kaz your tea is on its way to the UK, will be posted when it gets there
Dec 3, 2019 10:31:47 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks Jan n Steve....sorry, not been on 'puter for a while but sent you an email to-day.....will let you know when parcel arrives ok, thanks a lot for going to all the trouble for me...take care love Jan n Rosie xxxx
Dec 7, 2019 18:48:58 GMT 2
janiemou: Kaz we'll sort it out when I know the postage etc
Dec 10, 2019 11:45:57 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz, are you OK?
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