Fare glitch creates a run for NY-Israel flights

El Al Airlines

El Al Airlines  (AP)

It was a Holy Land miracle.

Round-trip tickets between New York and Israel that usually cost around $1,600 were miraculously being offered for less than $400 Monday, thanks to an El Al Airlines pricing glitch.

The mistake was corrected after three hours — but not before at least 5,000 tickets were sold.

It was every Hasid for himself as news of a bargain of biblical proportions swept through communities like Crown Heights, Borough Park and Williamsburg in New York City.

Orthodox Jews frantically tried to score tickets for all members of their traditionally large families, from children to grandchildren to aunts, uncles and cousins.

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Some pregnant women even tried to book future flights for their unborn children.

“I booked me, my wife, her parents and her three brothers,” said Joey Mansour, 28 of Brooklyn.

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