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Delta Airlines honors glitch fares for dirt-cheap flights sold on website

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Delta Airlines sold fares at rock-bottom prices for a few hours on their website Thursday, with some flights offered as low as $5, due to a computer glitch. According to The Wall Street Journal on Dec. 26, Delta is honoring the cheap ticket prices for the folks lucky enough to stumble onto them.

These unbelievably priced fares went on sale about 10 a.m. on Thursday morning. People were getting tickets for round trip flights across the nation for as little as $25. “Fox and Friends” live on Friday morning said a flight from Boston to Honolulu cost $67 during the glitch.

Once Delta got wind of the erroneous airfares they took down their website, but it went back up a little while later selling flights for their normal value. Fares sold at astronomical prices for about two hours on Thursday. United Airlines had a similar computer glitch earlier this year and they too honored the ticket prices, some of them were actually free, not including the fees and taxes.

George Hobica, founder of said that airlines have been good about honoring these glitch airfares. This is the case even though some of them have statements in their booking contracts that allows them not to honor a wrong price.



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