Thomas Cook reviews inflight meal charges

August 2003
Travel Weekly: The Choice of Travel Professionals;8/18/2003, Issue 1681, p3
Trade Publication
The travel company Thomas Cook Ltd. is reviewing whether to charge separately for inflight meals to compete with two companies Thomson Holidays and Airtours Holidays. Thomas Cook is still offering meals within package price in second-edition 2004 programmes while First Choice is highlighting the fact it offers full packages on the front of its brochures.


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