A glitch on Delta’s website gave some visitors a belated Christmas gift when they were able to book fares for as low as $6.90 roundtrip to Hawaii, and the company has said it will honor the incorrect prices.
The cheap prices occurred for about two hours beginning about 10 a.m. EST.
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Eric Gesimondo, a college student graduating in January, grabbed a round-trip ticket to Hawaii from Boston that cost him $68. And $61 of that was taxes.
“I’m so broke; this is a miracle,” Gesimondo, 21, who has never been to the islands, told Bloomberg News
. “It’s a little graduation gift.”
Others snagged $25 round-trip flights across the country, Bloomberg said.
"People just go wild. People have been bragging about booking six first-class tickets to Hawaii," George Hobica of AirfareWatchDog.com told The Associated Press
. "People hate the airlines so much that when this happens, they say: I'm going to get back at you for the time you broke my suitcase and didn't pay for it.”
Other airlines have had computer glitches like this, too, including United Airlines in September, where customers bought tickets for $5 or $10.
The AP said the Department of Transportation has new rules in place that make the airlines honor the fares if mistakes occur.
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