Tottenham fans face race against clock to make Champions League final due to flight chaos, as Thomas Cook reveals that one aircraft must land less than FOUR HOURS for the kick-off
- Tottenham fans run the risk of missing the start of the Champions League final due to flights
- Thomas Cook revealed that one of their chartered flights would only land at 4.30 p.m.
- That would give fans less than four hours in Madrid to come to the stadium
- More than 400 Spurs fans paid £ 559 for what was offered as a & # 39; morning flight & # 39;
Hundreds of Spurs fans may face a race to make the Champions League final after Thomas Cook has revealed that one of their chartered flights will not land in Madrid on Saturday at 4.30 p.m.
The travel company, the club's official travel provider, should have apologized for a lack of communication about flight times.
And they got even more critical when it appeared Thursday night that more than 400 fans, who paid £ 559 each for what was advertised as a & # 39; to arrive at the Wanda Metropolitano in time for the kick-off at 9 p.m.
Hundreds of Tottenham fans will arrive in Madrid much later than expected this weekend
A large number of supporters booked their flights to the Spanish capital through Thomas Cook
THOMAS COOK FINANCIAL PRESSURE
Thomas Cook reported a loss of £ 1.5 billion for the first half of 2019.
The company wants to sell the airline and has & # 39; multiple & # 39; received bids for his aircraft.
The company has closed 21 stores and Thomas Cook Money is currently being assessed.
More of the 566 stores were closed and 150 rolls were cut from the Peterborough headquarters.
Approximately 2,500 Spurs fans have booked charter flights through Thomas Cook Sport, which were booked at the request of the club and were only available to fans with tickets.
Thomas Cook is in contact with UEFA, Tottenham and Madrid airport to move the last flight to an earlier time, but the complications would come from Madrid airport.
Sportsmail Understands that Thomas Cook is furious at Madrid airport because he has no slots for the official airlines.
A statement from Thomas Cook on Thursday evening said: “We have worked closely with Stansted and Madrid Airports, air traffic control and governments to complete flight times during an exceptionally busy day at Madrid airport.
& # 39; Five of our six flights land at least six hours before the kick-off, so supporters have plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and go to the stadium. We are working on bringing the 6th flight forward and we will update fans as soon as possible. & # 39;
A similar number of Liverpool fans will also fly with the company, but their flights have been confirmed much earlier.
The frustrating delays have been attributed to the huge wave of flights this weekend to cope with the number of fans traveling to the Anglo-English final.
A number of Liverpool fans are already in Madrid, but others are still waiting for flights
The travel agency tried to alleviate the fears of Tottenham fans on their social media accounts
Indeed, the Department for Transport said that Friday was the & # 39; busiest day ever for British airspace with over 9,000 flights & # 39; could see.
There are expected to be around 800 additional flights in British airspace between Friday and Sunday due to the final.
Thomas Cook never had guaranteed take-off and landing times and the flights were instead advertised as & # 39; morning flights & # 39; and the trip was classified as a & # 39; day trip & # 39 ;.
However, there is now little shelter for delays and fans have little time to record the atmosphere.
Responding to various questions from frustrated fans, the Thomas Cook Sport account on Twitter wrote: "Hello, we are sorry that you have received confirmed flight times late. I understand how frustrating this is.
& # 39; We are working to complete everything and will send routes today. We appreciate your patience as we complete our operation. & # 39;
The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters & # 39; Trust acknowledged that the situation & # 39; enormously stressful & # 39;
Fans seem to have little time to set the mood for the Champions League final
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