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Thomas Cook collapse strands hundreds of thousands of tourists

British passengers board an Airbus A380 airliner that is being used for transporting Thomas Cook customers at Dalaman Airport after Thomas Cook, the world's oldest travel firm, collapsed stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history, in Dalaman, Turkey, September 24. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

British passengers board an Airbus A380 airliner that is being used for transporting Thomas Cook customers at Dalaman Airport after Thomas Cook, the world's oldest travel firm, collapsed stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the...more

British passengers board an Airbus A380 airliner that is being used for transporting Thomas Cook customers at Dalaman Airport after Thomas Cook, the world's oldest travel firm, collapsed stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history, in Dalaman, Turkey, September 24. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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British passengers cheer as they board an Airbus A380 airliner that is being used for transporting Thomas Cook customers at Dalaman Airport in Dalaman, Turkey, September 24. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

British passengers cheer as they board an Airbus A380 airliner that is being used for transporting Thomas Cook customers at Dalaman Airport in Dalaman, Turkey, September 24. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

British passengers cheer as they board an Airbus A380 airliner that is being used for transporting Thomas Cook customers at Dalaman Airport in Dalaman, Turkey, September 24. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Thomas Cook passengers are seen at Las Palmas Airport  in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Spain September 23. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Thomas Cook passengers are seen at Las Palmas Airport in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Spain September 23. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Thomas Cook passengers are seen at Las Palmas Airport in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Spain September 23. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Thomas Cook passengers at the Mallorca airport on the second day of repatriations following the collapse of the giant tour operator, in Mallorca, Spain, September 24. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

Thomas Cook passengers at the Mallorca airport on the second day of repatriations following the collapse of the giant tour operator, in Mallorca, Spain, September 24. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

Thomas Cook passengers at the Mallorca airport on the second day of repatriations following the collapse of the giant tour operator, in Mallorca, Spain, September 24. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo
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British passengers wait in a bus before they board an Airbus A380 airliner that is being used for transporting Thomas Cook customers at Dalaman Airport in Dalaman, Turkey, September 24. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

British passengers wait in a bus before they board an Airbus A380 airliner that is being used for transporting Thomas Cook customers at Dalaman Airport in Dalaman, Turkey, September 24. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

British passengers wait in a bus before they board an Airbus A380 airliner that is being used for transporting Thomas Cook customers at Dalaman Airport in Dalaman, Turkey, September 24. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Thomas Cook passengers queue in front of check-in desks on the second day of repatriations at Reus airport, next to Tarragona, Spain, September 24. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Thomas Cook passengers queue in front of check-in desks on the second day of repatriations at Reus airport, next to Tarragona, Spain, September 24. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Thomas Cook passengers queue in front of check-in desks on the second day of repatriations at Reus airport, next to Tarragona, Spain, September 24. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Tourists queue up in a check-in service at Cancun International Airport in Cancun, Mexico September 23. REUTERS/Jorge Delgado

Tourists queue up in a check-in service at Cancun International Airport in Cancun, Mexico September 23. REUTERS/Jorge Delgado

Tourists queue up in a check-in service at Cancun International Airport in Cancun, Mexico September 23. REUTERS/Jorge Delgado
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Suitcases are pictured next to a closed Thomas Cook counter at the Frankfurt Airport, Germany September 23.

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Suitcases are pictured next to a closed Thomas Cook counter at the Frankfurt Airport, Germany September 23. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Suitcases are pictured next to a closed Thomas Cook counter at the Frankfurt Airport, Germany September 23. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Passengers are seen at Thomas Cook check-in points at Mallorca Airport in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

Passengers are seen at Thomas Cook check-in points at Mallorca Airport in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

Passengers are seen at Thomas Cook check-in points at Mallorca Airport in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo
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Thomas Cook passengers interact with an ATOL official as they queue up in a check-in service at Malta International Airport, Malta September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Thomas Cook passengers interact with an ATOL official as they queue up in a check-in service at Malta International Airport, Malta September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Thomas Cook passengers interact with an ATOL official as they queue up in a check-in service at Malta International Airport, Malta September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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People talk to staff inside a closed Thomas Cook store in London, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

People talk to staff inside a closed Thomas Cook store in London, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

People talk to staff inside a closed Thomas Cook store in London, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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British government officials assist Thomas Cook passengers at Malta International Airport, Malta September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

British government officials assist Thomas Cook passengers at Malta International Airport, Malta September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

British government officials assist Thomas Cook passengers at Malta International Airport, Malta September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Passengers line up in front of a counter of ATOL, at the Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport on the island of Corfu, Greece, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Antonis Skordilis

Passengers line up in front of a counter of ATOL, at the Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport on the island of Corfu, Greece, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Antonis Skordilis

Passengers line up in front of a counter of ATOL, at the Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport on the island of Corfu, Greece, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Antonis Skordilis
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Cancelled flights are seen on screen at Manchester Airport, Manchester, Britain September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Cancelled flights are seen on screen at Manchester Airport, Manchester, Britain September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Cancelled flights are seen on screen at Manchester Airport, Manchester, Britain September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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An Airbus A320 of Thomas Cook Airlines passes next to a Boeing 757-300 of Condor Airlines after landing at Duesseldorf Airport, Germany September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

An Airbus A320 of Thomas Cook Airlines passes next to a Boeing 757-300 of Condor Airlines after landing at Duesseldorf Airport, Germany September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

An Airbus A320 of Thomas Cook Airlines passes next to a Boeing 757-300 of Condor Airlines after landing at Duesseldorf Airport, Germany September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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Thomas Cook passengers queue up in a check-in service after the collapse of the travel firm, at Malta International Airport, Malta September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Thomas Cook passengers queue up in a check-in service after the collapse of the travel firm, at Malta International Airport, Malta September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Thomas Cook passengers queue up in a check-in service after the collapse of the travel firm, at Malta International Airport, Malta September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A notice informing people of closure is seen inside the doorway of a Thomas Cook store in London, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A notice informing people of closure is seen inside the doorway of a Thomas Cook store in London, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A notice informing people of closure is seen inside the doorway of a Thomas Cook store in London, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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Passengers are seen at Thomas Cook check-in points at Mallorca Airport in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

Passengers are seen at Thomas Cook check-in points at Mallorca Airport in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

Passengers are seen at Thomas Cook check-in points at Mallorca Airport in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo
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Thomas Cook passengers queue up in a check-in service after the collapse of the travel firm, at Malta International Airport, Malta September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Thomas Cook passengers queue up in a check-in service after the collapse of the travel firm, at Malta International Airport, Malta September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Thomas Cook passengers queue up in a check-in service after the collapse of the travel firm, at Malta International Airport, Malta September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A television crew film outside of a closed Thomas Cook store in London, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A television crew film outside of a closed Thomas Cook store in London, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A television crew film outside of a closed Thomas Cook store in London, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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ATOL officials assist Thomas Cook passengers after the collapse of the travel firm, at Malta International Airport, Malta September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

ATOL officials assist Thomas Cook passengers after the collapse of the travel firm, at Malta International Airport, Malta September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

ATOL officials assist Thomas Cook passengers after the collapse of the travel firm, at Malta International Airport, Malta September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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An announcement at a Thomas Cook Airlines counter reads "this counter is closed today" at Duesseldorf Airport, Germany September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

An announcement at a Thomas Cook Airlines counter reads "this counter is closed today" at Duesseldorf Airport, Germany September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

An announcement at a Thomas Cook Airlines counter reads "this counter is closed today" at Duesseldorf Airport, Germany September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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People line up in front of a counter of Thomas Cook at the Heraklion airport on the island of Crete, Greece September 23, 2019 REUTERS/Stefanos Rapanis

People line up in front of a counter of Thomas Cook at the Heraklion airport on the island of Crete, Greece September 23, 2019 REUTERS/Stefanos Rapanis

People line up in front of a counter of Thomas Cook at the Heraklion airport on the island of Crete, Greece September 23, 2019 REUTERS/Stefanos Rapanis
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A passenger talks to British government officials at Thomas Cook check-in points at Mallorca Airport in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

A passenger talks to British government officials at Thomas Cook check-in points at Mallorca Airport in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

A passenger talks to British government officials at Thomas Cook check-in points at Mallorca Airport in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo
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Passengers leave an airplane with the Thomas Cook livery at Manchester Airport, Britain September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Passengers leave an airplane with the Thomas Cook livery at Manchester Airport, Britain September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Passengers leave an airplane with the Thomas Cook livery at Manchester Airport, Britain September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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