United Airlines £50 first class flights boob

12 February 2015

united airlines United Airlines dropped a clanger, flogging a load of first class flight tickets from London to Newark for the paltry sum of £50.

Apparently, a 'third party error' was responsible and sadly, even though a load of people snapped up the cut-price tickets, United said they would not be honouring the purchases. The flights would normally cost around £4,000.

Ever gracious, United Airlines released a statement accusing customers of trying to "take advantage of the situation".

"United is voiding the bookings of several thousand individuals who were attempting to take advantage of an error a third-party software provider made when it applied an incorrect currency exchange rate, despite United having properly filed its fares," they said.

"Most of these bookings were for travel originating in the United Kingdom, and the level of bookings made with Danish Kroner as the local currency was significantly higher than normal during the limited period that customers made these bookings."


The glitch allowed users to book a round-trip flight between Heathrow and Newark Liberty International airport for 491 Danish kroner if, on United's site, they changed their host country to Denmark.

People who got in while the glitch was still live, were able to buy cheap tickets to any US destination from Heathrow, as long as they opted for first class or business class.

Imagine the good publicity if United Airlines honoured the flights! Still, they're probably still butt hurt from the time their Twitter account got hacked with all manner of risque messages.

TOPICS:   Travel

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