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Travelers Buy Cheap Flights During Delta's Glitch

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Delta Airlines accidentally sold roundtrip tickets for a fraction of what they would normally cost Thursday morning.

The glitch on Delta's website was soon fixed but not before tickets got bought up, going to all kinds of destination.

Amber Schatz talks to a couple of travelers who got on board with the great deals as soon as they saw them.

Just when you thought the season of giving was over, Santa Claus gets trumped by a major airline.

"So thank you Delta Claus!" says Lance Gaebe, Bismarck.

Lance Gaebe was trying to book a business trip for an investment conference in March, when prices to Ft. Lauderdale went from around seven hundred dollars to 72 dollars for a roundtrip ticket.

"You're so skeptical as you're doing it, I get lots of questions, well why didn't you buy tickets to the NDSU game this coming weekend, I didn't think it was real, I don't know!!" says Lance Gaebe, paid $72/ticket compared to $700/ticket.

The business trip quickly turned into a a family vacation after checking in with his other boss.

"I thought I better at least check in with my wife, did that to make sure there's no kid conflicts or something for that timeframe, she said who cares we're going anyway, so I pulled the trigger!" says Gaebe.

Four round-trip tickets now would cost around $2,300.

His family booked it for $288.

A vacation that his two daughters are probably learning about after seeing it on the news!

"I haven't told them yet because I keep waiting for Delta to send me this email saying sorry we goofed, you're out of luck." says Gaebe.

Delta says they will honor all tickets sold.

That includes one sold in Minneapolis to a news reporter, and one of my former colleagues who caught wind of the glitch through facebook.

"Seriously when I say I feel like I won the lottery, I can't emphasize that enough, just saved me hundreds of dollars, such a great surprise, a great after-Xmas present." says Cleveland, paid $32.90/ticket compared to $1,000/ticket.

Delane Cleveland booked a roundtrip ticket to Washington D.C. for a convention he is going to in August.

"Minneapolis to D.C. first class ticket $32.90." he says.

He says he normally spends more on a tank of gas.

Instead, he will get to fly first class for the first time.

"I've heard about all the leg room you have and all the amenities you have, so I'm looking forward to living the high life for those two flights." says Cleveland.

The same flight now costs more than one thousand dollars so he is "flying high" thanks to his speedy online purchase.

"I got primarily socks and underwear for Christmas so the fact that Delta was able to hook me up with this amazing flight, it couldn't have turned out better--- thank you Delta!" says Cleveland.

Delta says the glitch was fixed after around two hours Thursday.

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