United Lets Passengers Keep Accidental Bargain Fares

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United Airlines decided today to honor tickets it had issued for as little as $5, eating the cost of the fare mistake on behalf of passengers. The company declined to reveal how many tickets had been issued Thursday when the glitch affected ticket sales on its website, from about 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CDT.

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