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UPDATE: YMMV (and certainly keep trying!), but it appears the deal is now dead – if you missed this one, you might be interested in how to get in on the next mega-deal – 5 steps to get you ready for the next mistake fare sale!

ANOTHER UPDATE (7:03pm EST) – Here is another post with the latest updates – it appears that United is going to (attempt to?) void these fares.  There may still be some recourse via the US DOT however.

(UPDATE THE THIRD: The US DOT is NOT enforcing this United Mistake Fare Sale.  Here is the final information including a link to the full DOT press release)

I first saw this on View from the Wing this morning, referencing the following FlyerTalk thread.

There is a mistake fare going on RIGHT NOW with flights from Europe to the US for about $150 roundtrip in FIRST class.  It appears to only be leaving the United Kingdom, though there have been reports of other successful flights.


I booked 2 tickets for LHR-CVG-LHR on, set my billing country to Denmark.  1122 Danish Kroner is $170, roundtrip – 2 tickets in first class.

You will want to use a card with no foreign transaction fees

If it’s dead by the time you read this, you can also check out 5 steps to get you ready for the next mistake fare sale!

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