Updated on August 3, 2015
Did you get in on these recent mistake airfares:
If not, don’t worry – we can’t win them all. The United Website Glitch was not honored anyway and I don’t know a single person that booked the $9 North Korea Fare. Mistake fares are generally IT glitches of some sort, whether its logic miscoded by 1 digit, logic that omitted fuel surcharges, or logic flaws that allowed manipulation of the final fare, such as the United Website Glitch.
The US Department of Transportation requires that airlines honor prices, even when the prices are mistakes. However, as Gary pointed out, this may soon change as proposals have mention of consumers who purchase mistake fares in bad faith.
So how can you score the next mistake fare? You can continuously refresh this page on FlyerTalk, BoardingArea, Prior2Boarding, TheFlightDeal, or you can subscribe to receive email updates from TheRewardBoss on the top left corner (or bottom of the page if using on a mobile device) – I will alert subscribers as soon as I spot mistake fares.
I will be refreshing the aforementioned sites throughout each day. I cannot guarantee that subscribers will be informed of every single mistake fare but I can guarantee that as soon as I spot one, a post will be blasted to all subscribers, providing a 1 liner on the mistake fare and a link with details on how to score one. I will update the post as time permits, but hey I need to book it too, right?
There are many frequent flyers who criticize bloggers for killing deals. You will notice that many on BoardingArea have now withheld from posting mistake fares. Points, Miles & Martinis seems to be one of the few brave souls. Regardless of what others will think, I will be joining the band-wagon of deal-killers.
Preview of the Next Mistake Airfare:
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