Dozens of travelers will be able to drink champagne in the first class comfortable on Cathay Pacific flights after the airline sold the wrong tickets at low prices.
On the eve of New Year's Eve, the airline was put on sale on its website First class tickets – among the most luxurious in the world – and the executive class for flights between Vietnam and the United States $ 670, worth $ 16,000 for first class and between $ 4,000 and $ 6,000 for the Executive class.
A plane from Cathay Pacific Airways Photographer: Paul Yeung / Bloomberg
It was not a surprise offer or a promotion campaign. Cathay Pacific lasted two days to publicly acknowledge the error and announced on Wednesday that ticket buyers will be able to continue their travels despite having bought them at a lower price.
"We made a mistake, but we hope to meet you on board these passages," the company wrote on Twitter.
A cabin crew that turns the chair into a bed.
A very different attitude from what he had in March 2018 when, unfortunately, United tickets went on sale to fly from Santiago de Chile to Australia for 4,000 pesos. However, the bargain had no happy ending for bid hunters because the company canceled these reserves.
Wang Guanran, who runs a travel blog and writes under the nickname "Dominicus" on hktravelblog.com, said he was working very early on the morning of January 1, when he discovered that at around 5 am in Hong Kong, Flights alerted flights at unbeatable prices.
First Class of Cathay Pacific Airways.
Within two hours, and before the site search function ceased to work, he managed to buy five first-class round trips between Vietnam and New York for every 840 dollars and a $ 699 executive class flight. .
"I was very lucky," he said. "Most people in Hong Kong slept after the New Year's Eve, they missed it." According to him, most Europeans and Americans could benefit from the reduction because they were still awake.