Last Wednesday I noted that Emirates had tickets from the Maldives to Europe for $64 or to the US for $100 one-way or $142 round-trip.
On the back cover of today’s WSJ is this article in the “Overheard” section:
Somehow, I don’t think that will ever stop the DansDeals Facebook Group members from asking if it’s safe, but I did fly “shower class” on both Emirates and Etihad with my Yarmulka and made it back to tell the tale.
I actually went out and bought the paper for $3 as my nearly decade-long WSJ subscription finally ended last month when the free WSJ subscription deals dried up.
With airfare price mistakes, you win some and you lose some.
Mistakes that have been posted on DansDeals that were honored include $50 first class Delta tickets to Hawaii or LA, $440 business class AA tickets to Asia, 250 mile Delta flights, $148 Delta tickets from down under, $150 Delta Transatlantic fares, $250 AA Transatlantic fares, $187 Etihad tickets, $336 El Al tickets to Israel, $372 Delta tickets to Israel, $281 Air Canada tickets to Israel, $461 USAirways tickets to Israel, $287 United tickets to Israel, $87 flight+hotel in Hawaii, free airfare+hotel in the Bahamas, free airfare+hotel+Cirque du Soleil tickets in Las Vegas, and free rental car+hotel+airfare with JetBlue vacations that were honored.
In some cases, like the United price mistake booked via Widerøe, the mistakes were even planted intentionally.
I can’t fault the WSJ for writing about this price mistake. It’s hard to make a pun on being “directed to a higher authority” when the mistake is honored 😉
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