"THE WORDS WE SPEAK CAN MEAN DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE, BUT OUR ACTIONS NEED NO TRANSLATION."
"United is voiding the bookings of several thousand individuals who were attempting to take advantage of an error a third-party software provider made when it applied an incorrect currency exchange rate, despite United having properly filed its fares," a company spokesperson told CNN.
United Airlines would not honor the first-class flights from Europe to the US for $69. So much for the customer is always right! ha.
In the past, several airlines, including United Airlines (UAL), have honored "mistake fares" that offered tickets for as little as $5. Delta (DAL) also honored a similar fare in 2013.
To take advantage of this deal, travelers had to jump through several hoops. First, travel could only originate in Europe, mainly from the U.K. Second, passengers had to use United's Denmark site to book and pay for the tickets.
The deal was posted early Wednesday on many travel blogs and forums, including Flyertalk.com, a popular site for frequent travelers and enthusiasts. By 9:30 am ET the deal was no longer available.
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