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Ltd made a mistake selling first- and business-class tickets at a steep discount.

The tickets are for flights from Vietnam to NY on Cathay Pacific for around US$675 (RM2,798) return instead of about US$16,000 normally.

Cathay Pacific is attributing the snafu to a "ticketing error", and hasn't elaborated further, though it's possible the glitch was caused by something as simple as an airline employee typing in the wrong number.

It is not the first time airlines have sold cheap fares by mistake.

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited has sold its $ 16,000 (Rs. 11,20,240) ticket by mistake for $ 675 (Rs 47253). He later found that the airline had made a mistake but that they chose to honor the tickets. "Hope this will make your 2019 "special" too!", the airline said on its Twitter account.

Social media users applauded the airline for honouring the tickets.

It's great that Cathay Pacific is honouring these tickets and these lucky folks can enjoy a premium experience at a fraction of the price.

As the news spread online, people began speculating Cathay Pacific may not honour the tickets - as doing so would likely prove very costly. After this, Hong Kong Airlines Ltd had this mistake previous year and sold economy seat for the price of for the price of Business class.

Last year, Hong Kong Airlines also honoured business-class tickets mistakenly sold at economy fares, and Singapore Airlines did the same in 2014.

Cathay Pacific has decided to make those lucky passengers happy by keeping the prices exactly how they found them.

It comes at a hard time for Cathy Pacific, which is trying to turn around its fortunes, as it faces stiff competition from low-priced Chinese airlines.

In October past year, it also revealed a major data breach affecting 9.4 million passengers that leaked passport numbers, credit card numbers, and email addresses.