Passengers scoop bargain premium seats after Cathay Pacific error

Cathay Pacific Accidentally Sells $16,000 Premium Airline Seats For $675

Last year Hong Kong Airlines said it would do the same after a similar mistake was made.

Ltd made a mistake selling first- and business-class tickets at a steep discount.

The airline was offering Vietnam to NY tickets at £535 ($675).

In that case, Hong Kong Airlines misfiled business class fares from Los Angeles and San Francisco to a number of Asian destinations for as little as $US531.

Scott's Cheap Flights, a website dedicated to tracking down cheap airfare, notes that mistake fares are usually the product of "technology issues", "communication problems", "foreign currencies", or "route specific fees". Travel bloggers quickly began talking about the low prices and some went to buy a ticket.

Social media users speculated that Cathay Pacific may not honour the flights. Ticket prices weren't available for August on the website.

Pricing errors could be covered under contract law in Hong Kong, leaving the sale of the tickets voidable at the behest of the seller. He had always wanted to travel in first class but he told the BBC that he often travels in economy class. That $675 was a more than 95% discount in price.

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At first, he thought it was a once in a lifetime deal or a mistake by the airline.

On Wednesday, the company said the massive discount was a "mistake" but added it would stil honor the sales.

"If they didn't honor the tickets, people would end up hating Cathay more because of the latest data scandal", she told AFP. The airline was widely praised after it admitted to the error but said it would cover all bookings.

In an update in November past year, the company said it was working with 27 regulators in 15 jurisdictions to investigate the data breach. The breach put the personal information of over nine million passengers in danger.

The airlines then revealed that the data was at risk since March 2018, and its delay in announcing was heavily criticized. The airline's name was misspelled on the side of the plane.

The blunder concluded a challenging year for Cathay Pacific, which has been trying to return to profitability after posting its first ever back-to-back annual loss in March.

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