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Fare glitch creates a run for NY-Israel flights

Three-hour malfunction drastically lowers El AL airfare, prompting thousands to book flights

A three-hour glitch that drastically lowered round-trip airfare between New York and Israel on El Al Airlines created a run on tickets.


At least 5,000 tickets were purchased Monday after El Al posted fares for less than $400, down from an average of $1,600.


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The New York Post said news of the bargain fare quickly spread through New York's ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities after an online bargain fare site sent out an alert. Many purchased tickets for members of their large families.


El Al blames the glitch on a contractor responsible for posting fares. It says it will decide this week whether to honor the tickets.



פרסום ראשון: 08.09.12, 08:50
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