Airlines

Singapore Airlines will honor business class tickets sold at economy fares

Passengers will be enjoying luxurious business class accommodations for economy fare prices.

Passengers will be enjoying luxurious business class accommodations for economy fare prices.  (Singapore Airlines)

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Some 900 travelers will be able to take advantage of a booking glitch that enabled them to buy business class tickets on Singapore Airlines at economy prices.  

Last week, the airlines announced that a computer error was responsible for the sale. The airline originally blamed travel agents in Australia and claimed they would hold agents responsible for the difference in ticket prices—as much as $5000 per trip.

On Monday, the carrier says it will honor all bookings made so that passengers’ travel plans will not be interrupted, reports Bloomberg.

“Singapore Airlines will be contacting affected customers and travel agents to advise that their business class bookings will be honored at the original fare purchased,” the carrier said in an emailed statement.

“Singapore Airlines would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused.”

Though the airline would not name exactly how many tickets were sold, it said that business-class booking was able to be made at an outdated economy-class fare level.