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United Airlines will honor tickets accidentally sold for $5 and $10

United Airlines will honour plane tickets it mistakenly sold online for between $5 and $10, the company said on Friday.

Customers using the airline's website were able to book tickets without paying airline fares – just airport and security fees – for a brief time on Thursday due to a human error, United confirmed. The mistake saw some customers quickly book discount flights to high-desirability locations including Hawaii and Las Vegas. United rectified the problem on Thursday but said it would honour the sales.

"We've reviewed the error that occurred yesterday and based on these specific circumstances, we will honor the tickets," the company tweeted on Friday afternoon.

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