I got a shock 24 hours before my flight when i discovered my legroom seat numbers had been changed without explanation.Being rather tall with long legs this caused me some concern.Phone calls to travel agent and them to Thomas Cook, however, determined that i still had my legroom seats but it was now a different class of aircraft..
I attempted to print my boarding pass 24 hours before flying but struggled,when weighing cases in the operator said it wasnt a problem and printed one for me.
boarding was a bit chaotic but it worked and we left on time!
They were very thorough in checking I was physically able to assist with doors in an emergency.
I emjoyed a very hot coffee drink before receiving my in flight meal.A nice piece of tasty steak in gravy with a few carrots and mash. also a bread bun cheese crackers and a pudding.
arriving early in Hurghada we were soon met by guys saying Thomas Cook passengers needed to go to a certain exit for visas. I ignored them and got my visa from the bank desk at $25 US those that went to the other exit were charged $30. be warned,
The return trip was more chaotic.
Arriving at check in an announcement was made that all electrical goods must be removed from suitcases and put in hand luggage. chaos as suitcases were being opened at over the place.
Security was thorough and repeated a number of times even an additional check near boarding gates.
the plane was announced as delayed by 75 minutes,because of weather problems experienced previously at Manchester.
The plane was boarded rapidly because any additional delays may mean the pilots would have been over hours resulting in compulsory rest period.
Another smooth flight and a similar mean meant we arrived safely but late in manchester,
oh and just before the doors were opened there was an announcement that 40 cases had been put on the flight to Gatwick, they knew which were involved and would arrange for them to be delivered, oh dear,fortunately my case was safe ohh.