Cathay to honor premium tickets sold at steep discount in error

Cathay Pacific makes a ticketing blunder on premium fares. Bobby Yip  Reuters

Cathay Pacific makes a ticketing blunder on premium fares. Bobby Yip Reuters

"Yes - we made a mistake but we look forward to welcoming you on board with your ticket issued", the carrier tweeted on Wednesday.

The Hong Kong-based airline mistakenly sold business-class seats on August flights from Vietnam to NY for about $675 return.

Usually, a business-class return ticket to NY from Da Nang costs $16,000 (Rs. 11L) for travel in July and September. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access!

Both carriers did not disclose how many people bought the cheaper tickets.

The travellers will fly from Vietnam to NY in luxury due to the mistake [Getty Images] It can also be hard for airlines to avoid honouring these error fares because of government regulations that prohibit false advertising and post-purchase price increases.

But the Hong Kong-based airline made a blunder this week as the new year rolled in - briefly offering those pricey seats from Vietnam to North American cities for as low as $675 round-trip.

"You can fly from Vietnam - the cheapest fares originate in Da Nang, but other cities work as well - to Cathay Pacific's USA gateways starting at $US675".

Regardless of the error, Cathay Pacific has promised to honour the tickets sold at the cheap price. "Hope this will make your 2019 "special" too!" the company wrote on Twitter.

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"If there are similar errors in the future, I'd like to find out right away".

The bargain fares were sold on a route from the Vietnamese city of Da Nang to NY.

Cathay Pacific accidentally offered luxury at a bargain price.

The number of tickets sold during the computer error is believed to be several thousand.

Cathay Pacific chose to honor the fares.

In September previous year, it managed to spell its own name wrong on one of its planes.

In late 2018, the company ran into more problems when it was the subject of a data breach.

Cathay Pacific has decided to make those lucky passengers happy by keeping the prices exactly how they found them.

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