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Cathay to Honor Premium Tickets Sold at Steep Discount in Error

  • Carrier says it was a mistake, but won’t cancel the bookings
  • Hong Kong airline was a victim of a data hack last year
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Airline Sells $16,000 Premium Seats for $675 by Mistake
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Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. made a mistake selling first- and business-class tickets at a steep discount. Now, the lucky few who made the bookings will travel in style after all.

The Hong Kong-based airline said on its Twitter and Facebook pages Wednesday that it would still welcome passengers that bought the business-class tickets from Vietnam to Canada and the U.S. at economy prices earlier this week. The online ticketing foul-up meant return fares of as low as $675 from Da Nang in Vietnam to New York at the front end of the plane, or a small fraction of its original price.