Mistake Leads To Cheap Plane Tickets
August 8, 2012 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
NEW YORK, (UPI) — An airline offering New York to Israel flights said it has not yet decided whether to honor steeply-discounted tickets mistakenly sold online.
Israel’s El Al Airline said the New York to Tel Aviv flights were posted for the wrong price on the Dan’s Deals Web site by a contractor and dozens of customers — many of them Orthodox Jews — quickly moved to take advantage of the discounted fares, which dropped the price of a $1,600 ticket to less than $400, the New York Post reported Wednesday.
“I booked me, my wife, her parents and her three brothers,” said Joey Mansour, 28.
“Then I booked my in-laws again for March, my wife’s first cousin who’s married with three children, his mother-in-law, my wife’s aunt, her husband, and two kids.”
People who bought the tickets said customer service representatives told them the tickets would be honored, but company officials said they have not yet made a decision. A decision is expected later in the week, officials said.