Fat Finger Flight Stalkers

from the preying-on-the-mistakes dept

Last month, when US Airways decided to honor obviously wrong flight prices it was just the latest in a long line of typo-based flight bookings. The big difference, though, is that these days, there are people who specifically search out such typos and even have alert services to let you know when you can rip off an airline thanks to an accidental typo. While the courts have made it clear that airlines don't have to honor obvious mistakes, it seems like the growing trend is for them to do so anyways, to avoid the bad publicity. Perhaps they just need better systems to recognize obviously out-of-bounds pricing before it goes live.

Reader Comments

Subscribe: RSS

View by: Time | Thread

Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here
Get Techdirt’s Daily Email
Use markdown for basic formatting. HTML is no longer supported.
  Save me a cookie
Follow Techdirt
Special Affiliate Offer

Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Recent Stories
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads


Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.