I work in travel and never revel in seeing major players going bust. There is always a knock on effect for the whole industry and tourism in general.
I did giggle for the first time this morning when I saw Bruce Dickinson lead singer of Iron Maiden get interviewed on BBC News. He is also of course a full time pilot for Astreaus and he was saying that they are using some of their spare capacity to rescue stranded XL passengers.
It seems strange that the last time I saw him he was running around a packed Stockholm Stadion belting out hits such as Run to the Hills and corkers such as Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
It seems the BBC are with him in his plane interviewing him as he picks up XL passengers.
Whatever would Eddie the Ed say!