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Mistake leads to cheap plane tickets

Aug. 8, 2012 at 11:23 AM

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- An airline offering New York to Israel flights said it has not yet decided whether to honor steeply-discounted tickets mistakenly sold online.

Israel's El Al Airline said the New York to Tel Aviv flights were posted for the wrong price on the Dan's Deals Web site by a contractor and dozens of customers -- many of them Orthodox Jews -- quickly moved to take advantage of the discounted fares, which dropped the price of a $1,600 ticket to less than $400, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

"I booked me, my wife, her parents and her three brothers," said Joey Mansour, 28.

"Then I booked my in-laws again for March, my wife's first cousin who's married with three children, his mother-in-law, my wife's aunt, her husband, and two kids."

People who bought the tickets said customer service representatives told them the tickets would be honored, but company officials said they have not yet made a decision. A decision is expected later in the week, officials said.

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