Tickets to the United States or Europe for 10 pesos?: the error of a travel site that could benefit Argentine travelers

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Tickets to the United States or Europe for 10 pesos?: the error of a travel site that could benefit Argentine travelers

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During the morning of Monday, a great stir was generated on social networks after Twitter users reported an error on the site of the Madrid travel agency eDreams, which allowed purchase air tickets to the United States, Europe and other destinations for ridiculous prices, less than 100 pesos.

“There is an error with the eDreams website and tickets to Europe or the US were sold for 4 or 10 pesos”, the user @mau_albornoz wrote in his account, who continued, “the page is down and there is still no statement about what will happen to the tickets purchased at 4 pesos”. User @sofi_villagrasa said: “I even bought 2 round trip tickets to Madrid for 70 pesos. I received the confirmation from Iberia and I entered the airline’s page and it also appears confirmed. Am I excited or not yet?

The same doubts showed @MarZubillaga9, who assured: “I took out Barcelona for 9 pesos. I did it fooling around thinking that he wouldn’t let me. He tells me that my card did not allow me to pay it but in home banking it appears debited and with the country taxes and afip as well. To wait”.

The doubts of the users reside in seeing if the company will comply with what is displayed on its website, even when the amount shows that it is an error, since no offer can lead to paying those ridiculous prices. So far, no comment has been made by the company.

As he was able to confirm InfobaeThe eDreams site was down for several hours and then returned to normal operation, so it is possible that the travel agency noticed the error that was costing them money and temporarily closed the site to fix it.

When entering the site, tickets with prices lower than 100 pesos are no longer seen, but the rates that can be chosen are within what is considered “normal”.

Based on what this medium was able to verify on the edreamsm.es site, you can get a return flight to Madrid -from the 1st of June to the 15th of that month-, for €2,398.18. If you are looking to fly to the United States, a ticket departing on July 1 from Buenos Aires roundtrip to New York can be purchased on that site for $1,363.58.

A user left to have purchased two tickets from Rome to Paris for only $3.40
A user left to have purchased two tickets from Rome to Paris for only $3.40

Prices no longer appear at low values, much less in Argentine pesos. Evidently the error has already been resolved by the agency, although several people had already noticed and taken advantage of the gap.

“I took advantage of the great offer”said @ediminuttorouan, who shared that thanks to the website error he was able to buy two tickets from Rome to Paris for $3.40 Argentine pesos. In fact, like others, he also said that he had received confirmation of the tickets from the airline itself.

@bata_gnr was out of luck and decided to exit the site when he saw the amazing price because he thought it was a mistake and the site wouldn't let him make the purchase
@bata_gnr was out of luck and decided to exit the site when he saw the amazing price because he thought it was a mistake and the site wouldn’t let him make the purchase

However, not everyone suffered the same fate. “LI arrived late” @festeban111 tweeted, accompanying the phrase with a screenshot of the moment when the site had already been closed by the company.

Neither did @bata_gnr, who said that he had seen on the site that it cost him $80 for five tickets to Punta Cana. “I closed it because I didn’t understand why it was so cheap”said.

As already stated eDreams has not commented on the problem so far. However, according to what Twitter users shared, several of the tickets sold for few pesos had already received confirmation from the airlines.

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