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Delta Customers Benefit from Glitch

(CNN) — Thousands of fliers got a late Christmas present Thursday: bargain basement prices on Delta flights.

We’re talking less than $30 for some long-haul domestic routes. This glitch reportedly appeared on Delta’s website around 10 a.m. Thursday, and customers didn’t waste any time taking advantage of the rock-bottom prices.

Some of the deals: A Boston to Honolulu route for $68; flights from New York to Seattle and Los Angeles for between $25 and $40; and, an Oklahoma to St. Louis trip for just under $13.

A Delta spokesman wouldn’t say how many tickets were sold at incorrect prices.

But these glitches are now common enough, that some savvy fliers actually search for them.

Earlier this year, United-Continental experienced a similar problem, giving out totally free fares, which it did go on to honor. Delta too says it too will honor the cheap tickets.

For travelers who want to get in on the discounts next time around, there are several websites, including Fare Compare and Orbitz, that provide a list of low fares, plus alerts that go straight to your e-mail.

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