A United Airlines glitch has left several lucky passengers in a great spot. On Sept. 13, MSN reported that United Airlines has decided to honor the glitch that allowed passengers to buy airline tickets for $0, $5, and $10. While some passengers would have found themselves paying over $700 for various flights, they are now getting to fly pretty cheap thanks to United's decision to let the previously listed prices stand.
"Airlines have posted so-called mistake fares before. They generally decide on a case-by-case basis whether they'll honor the ticket. On Friday, United Continental Holdings Inc. said it was honoring the tickets 'based on these specific circumstances.' On Thursday, United said there was an error in filing the fares to its computer system," MSN reported.
The United Airlines glitch will undoubtedly cost the airline in many ways but the company did not say just how many tickets were sold but they are allowing passengers to utilize their "deals" for flights -- some of the cheapest (read free) ones were for travel this week. The tickets were purchased online on Thursday when the airlines website posted cheap fares for a couple of hours.
"Some passengers bought their tickets for flights on Friday, and then immediately checked in online and printed their boarding passes, figuring that would give them their best chance of being able to use their ticket," MSN reported.
Did the United Airlines glitch help you score a cheap flight?
© Effie Orfanides 2013