(We were in old 321st so as far away as you could get). They made it there without incident, ate subway, and bought a fuckton of candy for us sorry asses back in Alcatraz. On their way back they got stopped by a TI, who asked why they were alone. It operated flights from London Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff and Belfast, as well as Paris and Rome.And it flew to eight destinations in Canada, New York, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale and Bermuda.Zoom’s co founder Hugh Boyle told BBC News he “did not hold much hope” of finding new investors to salvage the company.”We are very, very sad and disappointed that we thought we could pull through this very difficult situation,” he said.”We had some financing in place, but sadly it didn’t come quick enough to avert some of the creditors who came in today to seize one of the planes, which resulted in a domino effect of the situation that we’re faced with”.In a statement, Mr Boyle and his brother John said they “deeply regretted” having to suspend all Zoom operations.Meanwhile passengers on a flight from Cardiff were told to get off their Zoom plane, which was then impounded.One of the passengers due to fly from Glasgow to Vancouver said he had been told on Thursday morning that there was a “technical difficulty” with the aircraft, and that the plane would not leave until 11pm.”This was supposed to be a holiday of a lifetime for my wife and I. I’ve just retired from the fire service after 30 odd years and my wife is 50 this year.”We were going to have a celebration holiday. We were supposed to go on a cruise to Alaska and supposed to go to the Rocky Mountains by train.”He added he was hopeful that, because his flight was part of a package holiday, he may be covered by the CAA’s Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (Atol) scheme.Cutting backA number of other budget long haul carriers have gone into administration in recent months, including Hong Kong to London carrier Oasis and business class transatlantic firms Eos, Maxjet and Silverjet.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileFood bank use across Canada is at the highest level since 1997, with nearly 900,000 people turning to them in March 2010, says a survey released Tuesday.The HungerCount 2010 survey found that 867,948 people used food banks in March 2010, an increase of 9.2 per cent or more than 73,000 people compared with the previous year. The figure was 28 per cent higher than in 2008.”This is a reality check. Food banks are seeing first hand that the recession is not over for a large number of Canadians,” Katharine Schmidt, executive director of Food Banks Canada, which co ordinated the annual national study, said in a statement.Read more.Do you donate to food banks? Have you ever turned to one for assistance? Let us know in the comments below.Do you donate to food banks?online survey(This survey is not scientific.