Cathay Pacific has mistakenly sold a host of First Class fares at economy prices – just two weeks after it made the same blunder.
According to the South China Morning Post, flights from Kong to Portugal were being sold at $1,512 (approx £1,177) instead of the usual fares of $16,000 (approx £12,000).
However the airline has said that, just like the first flights it mistakenly sold for cheap, it will be honouring the mistake.
The company addressed the error in a statement explaining: "We are looking into the root cause of this incident both internally and externally with our vendors.
"For the very small number of customers who have purchased these tickets, we look forward to welcoming you on board to enjoy our premium services."
It’s a noble move from the airline who are under no legal obligation to honour ‘error fares’.
Error fares are reduced tickets uploaded by mistake, which could be due to a host of different reasons including a technical glitch, the wrong click of a button, or even conversion errors.
In fact, bargain hunters have plenty of nifty tricks for seeking them out, although it’s always a bit of a risk because airlines don’t have to honour them.
It’s the second time this year that Cathay Pacific has mistakenly sold seats for thousands of pounds cheaper.
The first came during a New Year’s sale, and the airline took to Twitter to acknowledge the error, and reassure passengers they would be honouring the blunder.
At the time they wrote: : "Happy 2019 all, and to those who bought our good – VERY good surprise ‘special’ on New Year’s Day, yes – we made a mistake but we look forward to welcoming you on board with your ticket issued. Hope this will make your 2019 ‘special’ too!. #promisemadepromisekept #lessonlearnt".
Of course while only a few lucky passengers will have snapped up the fares, don’t be disheartened you missed out – there are plenty more cheap flight deals to be had for 2019 in the January sales!
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