PEOPLE have taken off for Rhodes after the pilot warned them it was a “bad idea” to go there because the island is still in danger. damage by forest fires.
He said to the island because the holiday was a “bad idea”, describing return trips being run by the military.
Speaking about the disappointment, the pilot said: “I’m walking.” in Rhodes for a vacation at this time is a scary thought.
“As far as I know, the plane is being used in an emergency.
“Return flights are now controlled by the military. If you want to fly, you are welcome to do so.
“I don’t know where you are going, but if you are going to have fun, my sincere opinion is wrong.”
Eight passengers, including a crying little boy, heeded her words of terror and got off the plane, journalist Gwyn Loader who was on the plane to cover the BBC Wales News program in Wales.
Thousands of Brits now face losing their holidays as hotels on the island look set to close for the next two weeks.
Many have angrily accused the tour operators of abandoning them on the island when they knew it was happening destroyed by forest fires.
Some have spent more than 48 hours in hastily set up shelters as the storm surges along the southern coast.
Charity flights started bringing them home yesterday – expected today.
But holidaymakers have criticized airlines and travel companies for flying them to Rhodes early.
Mother Jane Allen, 49, left Manchester is a group of packages TUI Saturday evening – while thousands on the island were ordered to flee.
He said: “We arrived.” Rhodes to get rid of the chaos and was told that our house has been moved.
“They knew what we were flying, how difficult it was. How could that be?”
NEED TO KNOW FLYING IN GREECE
It’s Lisa Minot
FIRE in Rhodes has seen thousands of tourists missing or fleeing the blaze.
The terrible events will have a great impact on those who come to visit the island.
And the news that Corfu is now Crete and burning causes anxiety.
Q: I have to go to Rhodes this week with a tour company – how are things?
A: Jet2 has canceled all flights to Rhodes until Sunday, and affected customers will receive full refunds or rebooking. Meanwhile, TUI has canceled all travel from Friday to Sunday for those visiting the affected hotels. EasyJet has also canceled all package holidays until today.
Q: What if I book my tour on my own?
A: British Airways operates the entire system in Rhodes but offers customers the option to change their booking or cancel it free of charge. Ryanair is operating as usual and anyone who doesn’t want to fly will lose their money.
Q: Now Corfu has a wildfire that affects the tourist area, what if I go there?
A: On Sunday, TUI told customers traveling to four hotels near the fire not to travel, but to contact the company to discuss their options. Meanwhile, some operators have not canceled trips.
Q: I’m going to Greece soon but fire is a concern – can I cancel and get my money back?
A: Unless the Government issues a warning warning against all but essential travel to the affected areas, you could lose your money if you choose not to go on holiday.
About 20,000 people were evacuated from their homes and hotels over the weekend as the storm surged toward a beach resort in the island’s southeast, destroying land and buildings.
Firefighters on the island are still fighting the flames as are thousands of people forced to evacuate burning hotelstourists rushing to get home on flights.
The deputy mayor of Rhodes, Konstantinos Taraslias, said the fire was still burning out of control after seven days of fighting it.
More than 16,000 people were evacuated by land and 3,000 by sea from 12 villages and more. hotels.
Another video shows a boat carrying people behind a plume of smoke before safely dropping them off at the dock.
Meanwhile, shocking before and after pictures show the charred ruins of a five-star resort in Rhodes destroyed by a wildfire.
The video opens with vacationers relaxing by the pool at the Lindos Imperial Resort and Spa, in the village of Kiotari.
In the second part of the clip, the same area of the hotel’s pool is covered in ash, while several burning loungers can be seen in the background.