Online Delta glitch gave customers cheap flights

Published On: Dec 27 2013 06:19:05 PM EST

For about two hours Thursday, an online glitch sold tickets for pennies on the dollar.

DETROIT -

"After I made the purchase, I thought oh my gosh, this can’t be real," said Jeff Stephenson of Trenton.

Florida 2014, a trip Jeff has been planning for months and one he won’t even take until May, but it’s already turned into a trip of a lifetime thanks to a big OOPS by Delta Airlines.

"It was like a day after Christmas sale," said Stephenson.

Every day, Jeff would get online to check and compare flight prices from DTW to MIA, and at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jeff hit the Delta jack pot.

"It would have normally cost somewhere around $640 for two tickets but it ended up being a $62 total," Stephenson said.

A $62 price tag he thought was too good to be true.

"There has to be something wrong with my iPad, something is wrong with the internet, something’s wrong," said Stephenson.

But Jeff soon found out he wasn’t alone. Another lucky passenger scored a ticket from New York to Las Vegas for $81, usually that trip costs $741. So how good of a deal did Jeff really score?

"I told the wife we’re taking that the extra $600 and spending it on a Camaro for our rent-a-car," Stephenson said.

Customers were able to take advantage of the Delta glitch between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon Thursday. Jeff tried to alert the family he’s traveling with to Florida, but they couldn’t log on in time to get the lucky deal.

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus