Thomas Cook's rivals are accused of cashing in as holiday prices double within hours 

Mail Online | 9/23/2019 | Richard Spillett;Martin Robinson for MailOnline
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Rival travel firms have been accused of cashing in on the collapse of Thomas Cook after the price of package holidays surged overnight.

Around 160,000 British citizens are stranded overseas and thousands of others face cancelled holidays after the high street travel agent went bust early this morning.

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But those looking to book breaks with rival firms say the prices have jumped massively in the last 24 hours.

Some reported that the cost of their package trip had doubled after Thomas Cook collapsed and accused other companies of behaving like 'vultures'.

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Customer Lara Anne Harper said a holiday to Greece she shortlisted on the Tui website jumped by £168 per person just during the time she was on the website.

She tweeted: 'Lost our holiday with Thomas Cook. Decided to see what we can get from @TUIUK instead and in the time it took me to run through a few holidays and shortlist 10, I open up the shortlist to find almost every holiday price has increased over the last 20 minutes.'

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A MailOnline reader said they were quoted £57 from Glasgow to Dalaman, Turkey with Jet2 last night, with the return flight at £260. Today, the flight our was £250 and the return is £413.

Lesley Gillis claimed her planned holiday had more than doubled in price from £600 to £1,700.

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Lyndsay McDonald tweeted Jet2 saying: 'We had flights on screen at £375 to replace our Thomas Cook ones, get to payment page and within seconds had gone up to £570 each. Making money from this misfortune #jet2 #thomascook'

Olivia Howat tweeted: 'Absolutely disgusting from @jet2tweets @Jet2Holiday within the space of an HOUR they've doubled the price of flights following the news of #ThomasCook collapsing. Yet another Typical greedy airline. #jet2'

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David Kirkwood posted screenshots on social media appearing to show how a holiday...
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