Elite Central Travel, based in the Bankside Industrial Estate in Falkirk, was scheduled to take customers to Glasgow Airport on Sunday morning so they could catch their flight to London Heathrow Airport and take off into the Caribbean sun on their grand cruise.
Unfortunately, the ridiculously strong winds that have hit the UK in the past couple of days have resulted in the cancellation of their connecting flight.
And with no other alternative flights on the horizon, Elite Central Travel owner and driver John Murphy took a deep breath and prepared to head to London.
A spokesman for Elite Central Travel said: “We had to take customers to Glasgow airport in the morning for a connecting flight to London before they left for their Caribbean cruise.
“Unfortunately, British Airways canceled its flight to London at 9pm on Saturday night. After an hour or so of unsuccessfully trying to help them find another flight, we all agreed that the only option was to get the customers to London Heathrow Airport or they would lose their holiday.
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“There was rough weather on the way down, but we eventually arrived at Heathrow. Elite Central Travel takes great pride in taking care of our customers – perhaps British Airways could learn a thing or two from us.
“We hope our customers have a great time guys and we’ll see them at Glasgow airport in two weeks.”
As if this amazing service wasn’t enough, on the way to Heathrow – a six-plus hour journey on the M6 - John heard about another Elite Central Travel client who had a canceled connecting flight from Heathrow to Glasgow on Sunday evening.
John decided to check into a hotel for some rest before picking up a client and taking them back north – a selfless 800 mile round trip that showed why the word “Elite” is what this Falkirk taxi firm does everything possible to match it. to.