United Airlines "Gives Away" Tickets

Passengers report getting tickets for $5-10


United Airlines briefly gave away tickets for free or negligible fees on Thursday.

The company accidentally filed fares for zero dollars, although airport charges could have resulted in a small cost. Passengers reported buying tickets for $5 to $10.

Passengers say they are waiting to see if United will honor the tickets.

The airline stopped taking bookings through its website and phone centers for a short time to prevent more sales, but resumed operations at 2:45 p.m. CST.

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