Morley’s Booking Office Remaining Open To Help Visitors

An islands’ man is determined to help helicopter passengers who may be unaware that the service is ending today.

John Morley, who runs the BIH bookings office within Seasalt on Garrison Lane, has said he intends to keep the desk open for a few weeks to help people who ring up with travel enquiries.

John, whose father started the booking service 48 years ago when the rotary service was one year old, will be manning the office for a couple of hours each morning. He says many visitors are unware of the news and they’ve still been getting enquiries for travel next year.

John says he wants to help guide those people in the right direction, adding it’s a small way he can pay people back for their custom and loyalty over the years.

He’s hopeful that another operator could still emerge once BIH pull out, but he says if that doesn’t happen in the next few weeks, he’ll just have to accept it, “pull the plug” and walk away.


7 Responses to Morley’s Booking Office Remaining Open To Help Visitors

  1. Former Very Regular Visitor November 2, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Well done for a great service over the years, had to call at the counter many times in the past (usually to extend our stay !)
    A great shame the chopper has finished, I wish you all the best on Scilly and hope a new service emerges (preferably subsidised !) as the only reason myself and many friends no longer visit is the very high cost of travel.

  2. Hilary November 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    What a lovely thing you are doing John!
    Thank you for all your help over the years.

  3. formerislander October 31, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    I can only thank you for all your considerable help in times past. A long way from Scilly now I still feel very sad that this day has come

  4. Pepper October 31, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    A big thank you to John and the helicopter staff… it’s great that he’s doing such a lovely thing staying open for a while to help others, although you’ll all be missed… very kind, friendly and helpful.

  5. Neil Strong October 31, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    John, we know that we were amongst your most difficult and trying customers, forever changing dates, dogs,children etc etc, but you always dealt with a smile and found us a solution for which we are extremely grateful. Whilst you may be relieved in not having to deal with us(!), we are sad that the service you provided is no longer available to us. Thank you and good luck. Best, Neil and Georgie Strong

  6. pat hicks October 31, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Yes i would like to thank John and the staff there for all their help over the years. the number of times i phoned when i was wanting to get back i could’nt count. most helpfull….

  7. Issy October 31, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Just to say a big thank you to John and all the BIH staff. It was always so exciting to go into Morleys to book helicopter tickets for our holiday to the mainland.