Monday, 2 October 2017

Greetings ...

Καλημέρα και καλό μήνα για όλους ...

Good morning and good month to all (A day late) Is it October already? The greeting should also be 'Καλή χειμώνα' (Good Winter) as its cold wet and windy, and the locals have all lit their fires.

Reading quite a few 'its paradise but what do you do, when its cold wet and windy in October' posts.

This is the island in winter, its only been raining a few days, but you have to be hardy to live on the island out of tourist season, If you are a holidaymaker when it happens, then its grim, as you may not have the right clothes and footwear, and thats not fun at all. Well at least it stops the wasps ...

Those recommendations to do this and that, are not much use when the bar, restaurant or service you require is closed up, and the owner tucked up on the mainland working on the accounts ...

It could be worse - yes it could ...

Monarch the UK's 5th biggest airline, and their holiday company, did a Kosmar at 3am, and went into administration with an estimated 110,000 passengers stranded abroad. Monarch pulled out of Skiathos a few years ago.


The extension of the ATOL licence just to get the CAA to "dot the I's and cross the T's" on the rescue plans.  The Qatar airline A320 spare planes have been parked up at Stansted ready for rescue flights for a few days. You can read the Monarch statement here

As the UK Transport Secretary orders the  "biggest ever peacetime repatriation" - with 110,000 people being brought home, and 300,000 future bookings cancelled. What a sad day indeed for those who have lost holidays, jobs and careers, the hoteliers and staff who will not get paid, and the reputations ruined ...

As for Spain and what you have done to the people of Catalonia, A place I hold close to my heart - Shame on you ...

Actually the Skiathos rain does not seem too bad after all ...

4 comments:

  1. Qatar “I just don’t believe It” as Victor would say. Wait a minute Monarch, pilots no planes to fly, Ryanair planes with no pilots......hmmm.

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    1. Qatari aircraft, flying on a BA8 flight number. Worlds gone mad ...

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  2. I believe Qatar have lots of planes doing nothing following the Saudi embargo??

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    1. Quite a few flying under BA call signs on the domestic routes, covering the strikes.

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