Cathay Pacific Accidentally Sells First Class Tickets For Cheap... Again
They've done it again.
Less than two weeks after airline Cathay Pacific sold first class tickets for less than $1,000 another ticketing error has seen flights from Europe to Hong Kong go on sale at heavily discounted prices.
The South China Morning Post initially reported the second blunder for the airline in two weeks, which saw first-class tickets from Portugal to Hong Kong sold for just over $2,000 instead of their regular $22,000.
The discounted flights were also offered on some connecting flights with partner airlines according to the ABC.
But who is to blame?
It's the fault of the website due to an input issue according to a Cathay Pacific spokesperson.
"The sale of such fares was stopped immediately," the spokesperson said in a statement.
"We are looking into the root cause of this incident both internally and externally with our vendors.
"For the very small number of customers who have purchased these tickets, we look forward to welcoming you on board to enjoy our premium services."
This is the second time in as many weeks that a Cathay Pacific booking error has seen premium flights sold for a fraction of the price. Earlier this month, the Hong Kong-based airline issued first class flights from Vietnam to North America for just $965 instead of their regular $22,000.
Cathay admitted the mistake and promised to honour the tickets.
Back in September, Cathay appeared to have misspelt its own name on a new aircraft. The 'F' in 'Pacific' was omitted from the plane's branding.
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