$16,000 premium airline seats sold for $675

$16,000 premium airline seats sold for $675

$16,000 premium airline seats sold for $675

Passengers scooped first and business class seats for bargain prices after Cathay Pacific messed up its pricing.

Travel blogger Gary Leff wrote Monday that, for example, a Cathay business-class round-trip from Da Nang to NY started at $675 for travel in August, but on Wednesday, the same trip cost about $16,000 for July and September.

For those who are wondering if the insane cheap tickets will be honoured, Cathay Pacific has confirmed via Twitter that these tickets will be valid for travel.

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited has sold its $ 16,000 (Rs. 11,20,240) ticket by mistake for $ 675 (Rs 47253).

On Wednesday, the company said the massive discount was a "mistake" but added it would stil honor the sales. "Hope this will make your 2019 'special" too!

Cathay Pacific accidentally sold first and business-class tickets for a fraction of their normal prices.

It is not the first time airlines have sold cheap fares by mistake. It was an error on Cathay Pacific's part, but they are honoring the deals.

The Hong Kong-based airline said on social media on Wednesday that it would honour the bookings.

Hong Kong Airlines did the same previous year and also kept their word.

The reaction was not quite as favorable in October when Cathay announced it a data breach had compromised the details of 9.4 million passengers.

Some airlines will not honour fares that were priced unbelievably low by arguing that common sense should have made it clear the price was an error.

The South China Post found 11 people who snapped up 18 first-class and eight business-class tickets.

It's been a hard year for the airline who, in September last year, was ridiculed for spelling its name wrong on the side of one of its planes.

In October previous year, it also revealed a major data breach affecting 9.4 million passengers that leaked passport numbers, credit card numbers, and email addresses.

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