How to Get the Cheapest Airline Tickets Using ‘Mistake Fares’ [Guide]

Fancy a trip from Maldives to the United States in just $66? Well you might just have the chance to do so. If you are looking for extra-ordinarily cheap air tickets for your travel, you need to follow this guide.

“Mistake fare” is your answer to the question on how to get really cheap air tickets. Next question that definitely pops-up in your mind is what is “mistake fare”. We will explain.

Mistake Fare

Mistake fare or otherwise known as “fat finger fare” is simply a pricing mistake. It might occur due to a human error or computer error, but who cares as long as you are getting the cheap prices. The mistakes can occur during currency conversions, for example, converting $200 to Pakistani rupees, an airline might leave an extra zero and total it to Rs 2200.

Anyway, once a mistake fare has occurred, you need to stay alert to avail it. Sometimes, airlines acknowledge their mistake and out of generosity and promotion, allow the prices that were a result of mistake fare. Sometimes airlines aren’t feeling so generous so they cancel the ticket and refund your money.

Ignoring the best and worst case scenarios, first thing you need to do is avail the cheap ticket.

How to Benefit from Mistake Fare

First of all, you need to know whenever mistake fares pop-up. For this, there are a bunch of websites that alert you whenever fares get really cheap. So, all you need to do is follow the website, their social media accounts and enable notifications.

So whenever mistake fares are up, you will be notified. There are some services that cam notify you about the cheap prices, these are;

  • Secretflying.com
  • travelpirates.com
  • jacksflightclub.co.uk
  • theflightdeal.com
  • faredealalert.com

Do note that the latter two websites are for travelers who are travelling from the United States to other destinations. So only subscribe to those if you are planning a round trip from the US. Pakistani travelers can view the cheapest fares and their updates on sastaticket.pk

Be Prepared

Without worrying about whether airlines will honour the mistake fare or not, you need to make all arrangements. You have to be prepared about other travel arrangements, book hotel rooms and everything. You don’t need to be too excited either, an airline may cancel the mistake fare right away, it may take few days or if you are lucky enough, it might honor its mistake and let you travel for really low ticket price.


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It is entirely possible that you might not find a mistake fare for Pakistani flights that easily. So be prepared to spend a little on going to Dubai, Abu Dhabi or any other city in order to avail a mistake fare. At the end, you will still end up paying far less than what you would normally.

There are a few cases where airlines honoured the mistake fare and where they did cancel them as well.

For example. Air New Zealand recently offered trips from United States to Auckland for just $300 (a mistake fare of course). The actual or normal price starts from $800. However, Air New Zealand recognized their mistake, cancelled the tickets and refunded the money to those who bought these tickets.

In another case, a traveller named Melissa Kaita, travelled from the Maldives to USA for just $66 in an Emirates flight. The flight stopped at Dubai on its way to US and Melissa and her husband got to stay in Dubai as well. Emirates first cancelled Melissa’s ticket recognizing it to be a mistake fare. However, they had a change of mind and restored the $66 ticket because Emirates can afford it.

So follow the above mentioned simple steps and you might land yourself a really cheap trip.


  • Sasta_Ticket

    Kindly prefer firstly to Pakistani services like www(dot)sastaticket(dot)pk

  • Ad

    Please brother dont show people how to cheat.
    May ALLAH (SWT) show us the right path (Ameen) …we should be fair in our dealing with person or system.

  • I hate travel agents

    Talk about ethics and morality. What a shame! Propakistani has stooped to such level.

    This is nothing more than publicity of Quality Aviation’s e commerce doing business as Sasta Ticket.

    No wonder the first post if from an employee of Quality Aviation or someone related to them.

    People must understand that what this article talks about is primarily human error whereas in real world, it is all managed by complex computer softwares.

    Access to airline fares requires specialized channel called GDS (Global Distribution Channel) such as Sabre, Amadeus, Travelport (Galileo and Apollo) etc. Fares filed on these systems are managed by computers who also monitor the demand and supply, forecast for a particular season/day/date. Depending upon airline, these software can modify to fares offered in order to get maximum revenue.

    To get you an idea there are more than 5 million fare combinations between London and New York alone. There are thousands of routes like these which mean that practically there are billions of fares.

    Accessing fares on airline websites is relatively easy to common traveller but the technology behind is even more complex.

    Most importantly these softwares also have error correction so there is no way any one can get $66 fare for a flight specially on emirates.

    Another important aspect overlooked is that an airfare comprises of two components. (a) the actual fare (b) the taxes and surcharges.

    Even if the fare for Maldives to USA is $66 the taxes can in no way be 0. Even if you are a diplomat you still need to pay taxes.

    Following taxes are to be paid on a ticket when travelling from Maldives.

    COUNTRY NAME- MALDIVES

    TAX TAX
    CODE NAME

    1 BQ AIRPORT FEE
    2 H9 AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT FEE
    3 YY GOODS AND SERVICES TAX

    In conclusion

    This piece of information presented herein is not only misleading and promoting corrupt practices but is also baseless.

  • ProPK will do everything to get page views.

  • I hate travel agents

    You removed my comments why?

  • Mohamed Sulaiman

    Cheapest tricks, most of this mistake happen once in million, but a very good cheap trick for clickbait :P