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Best Online Bargains -- by Mistake

By Danielle Kucera - 2013-11-18T19:09:43Z

Photograph by James Leynse/Corbis

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"Airline" and "glitch" are two words you don’t typically want to hear in the same sentence, except when it comes to technical errors that lead to super cheap flights. Such was the case in September when faulty reservations data led United Airlines to offer free tickets on its website for a couple of hours. United said it would honor the sales. 

Other airlines have been hit by airfare turbulence. Last year, Israel's El Al offered flights that normally cost about $1,600 for less than $400.  

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