Cathay Pacific honours First and Business class tickets mistakenly sold cheap online

Cathay Pacific honours First and Business class tickets mistakenly sold cheap online

In a tweet the company admitted the mistake and said they "look forward to seeing you on board with your ticket issued".

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has said it will honour first- and business-class tickets mistakenly sold to travellers for the price of economy fares.

This saw it mistakenly sell tickets between Vietnam to NY that could cost up to $US16,000 return for as little as $US677. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access!

Both carriers didn't disclose how many people purchased the cheaper tickets.

But the Hong Kong-based airline made a blunder this week as the new year rolled in - briefly offering those pricey seats from Vietnam to North American cities for as low as $675 round-trip.

Other flights from Vietnam to United States airports were also offered at drastically reduced rates.

All eyes are on Cathay Pacific Airways it decides what to do with the tickets that it appeared to have sold in error at a fraction of their prices.

"Hope this will make your 2019 "special" too!" it said, adding the hashtags #promisemadepromisekept and #lessonlearnt.

"A one-way ticket on Cathay, first [class] is like $US18,000 and that's quite a bit out of my price range", he said.

According to Cathay Pacific's website, first class includes a series of perks such as leather seats with built-in massagers and a large "private working area".

In October'18, the airlines made another big gaffe after the personal details including contact number, passport details of 9.4mn passengers in the world were hacked through their system.

The airline accidentally sold the premium tickets at discount economy rates on New Year's Day.

It's been a hard year for the airline who, in September last year, was ridiculed for spelling its name wrong on the side of one of its planes.

Last March, it posted a loss of £115m for the year to December.

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