Oops! United Mistakenly Drops Fuel Charges for a Day

Travelers were able to save $130 for much of the day
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2008 5:27 PM CDT
In this July 31, 2006 file photo, a United Airlines plane leaves San Francisco International Airport.    (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
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(Newser) – United Airlines gave travelers a big break on ticket prices today—by accident. The airline neglected to add fuel surcharges to prices this afternoon, saving lucky buyers up to $130 per flight, the Wall Street Journal reports. United made the mistake at 12:30pm, when it filed prices with the feds, and wasn't able to fix the problem until 8pm EST.