Loophole allows United customers to reserve $50 flights

Passengers wait to check in for their United Airline flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport Wednesday, June 22, 2005. United announced an immediate 3 percent fare increase on most of their domestic and international flights, citing the rising cost of oil as the reason. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

October 15, 2013 12:11:40 PM PDT
A loophole in the system recently allowed some United Airlines customers to reserve overseas flights for around $50 -- but they won't get to keep them.

Tech website "Mashable" reports customers were able to set up a mileage plus account then use frequent flier miles they didn't have.

United said it will not honor the tickets because the buyers manipulated the system.

Last month, United accidentally sold tickets for nearly nothing, but the company honored those tickets because they were caused by human error.