Error fare: An online travel agency in Argentina sold tickets to Europe and US for two cents

-

An error in the system of the online travel agency eDreams caused this morning that tickets to Europe, the United States and the Caribbean were sold in Argentina starting at ARS 4.72, which represents about USD 0.02 considering the parallel quotation of the Argentine peso against the dollar.

Although this type of errors in airlines or online travel agencies have been recurrent over the years, such a low value of two cents in dollars has very few precedents in the world.

C5N journalist Mauro Albornoz was the one who made this error known, and a tide of people rushed to buy tickets.

- Advertisement -

Some users replied that they bought tickets and they were confirmed and issued without any inconvenience. This is the case of @marzubillaga9, who said he was able to buy tickets to Barcelona for ARS 9 (0.04), while user @ediminuttorouan bought two flights to Rome and Paris for ARS 3.40 (0.017).

Another user was willing to pay more and got tickets to Copenhagen for ARS 18 (USD 0.09). Another user said he quoted five tickets to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, for ARS 80 (USD 0.40), but closed the page “because he didn’t understand why it was so cheap”.

By Monday afternoon, the eDreams site was inaccessible and later, when it was reinstated, tickets were available at normal prices (averaging USD 1,000).

Now, those who were able to issue their transatlantic tickets at two cents on the dollar will have to cross their fingers that eDreams will either recognize them or end up claiming that the fares were obviously erroneous and that there was bad faith on the part of those who took advantage of it. There are antecedents of both cases.

Pablo Díaz (diazpez)
Pablo Díaz (diazpez)
Director Editorial de Aviacionline. Ante todo, data-driven.

DEJA UNA RESPUESTA

Por favor escribí tu comentario
Por favor escribí tu nombre

Latest News

Spanish Army interested in light armed helicopter fleet

The lessons learned from the war in Ukraine aroused the interest of the Spanish Army Airmobile Forces (FAMET) in...

American Airlines orders planes from Embraer, Boeing and Airbus

American Airlines has placed orders with the three largest aircraft manufacturers in the world for a total of 260...

JetBlue and Spirit Terminates Merger Agreement

JetBlue and Spirit Airlines announced today that they have mutually decided to end the merger agreement they had signed...

Brazilian Army Gears Up for New Attack Helicopter Fleet

The Brazilian Army is moving towards a new attempt to have an attack aviation to support ground troops. Throughout the...
- Advertisement -

Vietnam Airlines to ground 12 aircraft due tue engine issues

Yet another airline is suffering from Pratt & Whitney engine problems and will stop flying a dozen of its...

Azul Linhas Aéreas to fly between Sao Paulo Guarulhos and Belem

After starting flights between Belém (PA) and Brasília (DF) on February 19th, Azul began selling tickets for the new...

You May Also LikeCheck It Out!
Recommended For You