When most people make a small mistake at work, it’s easily correctable. The salad gets remade, the article gets corrected, or the bill gets adjusted. Not so much when you work at airlines.
Yes, the stakes are insanely high when mapping flight paths or fixing engines. But the people calculating and posting airfares must be meticulously careful too. Because one missed zero and suddenly all of Twitter is jumping on a $300 business-class flight to Hong Kong.
These goofs are known as mistake fares, and if you’re lucky enough to find one you can save thousands of dollars on flights. But they’re equally as hard to find as they are irregular, unless you know where to look. To save you from wasting hours trying to spot a mistake fare, here are some tips on how to jump on one of these too-good-to-be-true flight deals.