Those airfares posted in error that promise an insanely cheap price? U.S. carriers no longer have to honor them, the U.S. Department of Transportation has ruled.
Case in point: In 2013,
But that's all changing.
The DOT's Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings says it "will not enforce the requirement for airlines to honor mistaken fares provided the airline demonstrates that the fare was a mistake and reimburses the out-of-pocket expenses of consumers who purchased the mistaken fare," it said in a statement Friday.
It's a temporary ruling that will remain in effect until the agency issues a final ruling about mistaken fares, the statement said.
It was bound to happen too.