GUARDS were hired to lock down Thomas Cook premises with the firm hours from collapse.
The travel operator faces going bust at 11.59pm om Sunday night unless £200million can be secured to pay creditors.
Security were due to be posted at its Peterborough HQ and hubs at Birmingham, Bristol and East Mids airports.
And 200 call centre staff will help with the £600million repatriation of 200,000 Brits.
A rep in Spain admitted: “Passengers are panicking.”
Matt Varley and Joanne Bancroft, of Nottingham, have booked a £60,000 wedding for 38 guests in Mexico.
Joanne, 46, said: “It’s a nightmare. We have called 12 times but Thomas Cook haven’t got in touch.”
A plane fault left Glasgow-bound passengers stuck in Antalya, Turkey, overnight.
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Caroline Clayton, 54, is “terrified” she will be at risk of heart failure if she is stranded in Gran Canaria without medication.
The Sun on Sunday understands the Government will fly home Brits who are not ATOL protected.
But any bailout is unlikely, meaning 21,000 jobs could be lost globally.
Passengers were forced to sleep on the floor outside the Turkish airport[/caption]
If the firm collapses 21,000 jobs could be lost globally[/caption]
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