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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - With winter snow piled up in front of the house few Minnesotans expected to find a hot deal online on the day after Christmas.

But that is exactly what Jane Haagsman found.

"I thought, 'There is no way. There is no way the tickets are this cheap,'" she recalled.

Tipped by a relative, Haagsman checked Delta fares for a round-trip flight for her and her husband to Hawaii to visit a daughter and her boyfriend stationed there in the Air Force.

"With the travel insurance, $155.10 for both of us. Hello," she said.

And she was far from alone. For a period of roughly two hours late this morning, a glitch in Delta's domestic pricing system dished out ridiculously low fares.

Ashley Turner didn't even check with her husband before locking in two round-trip tickets to Puerto Rico -- for $67 each.

"I was like, 'Honey, we're going to Puerto Rico in two months,'" Turner recalled.

Other round-trip fares locked in and sent to us by KARE 11 viewers included:

  • Greenville, South Carolina $72
  • Oakland, California $49
  • Anchorage, Alaska $49.
  • Houston, Texas $36
  • New York for $33.

"I wish I'd had the wherewithal to think, 'Oh my word, where is it they want to go? Let's book a bunch of trips right now," Haagsman said.

Since the glitch was fixed, KARE 11 watched Haagsman enter that same Hawaii trip online. It was $1,709.

"So we saved $1,600," she exclaimed.

Take that Minnesota winter.

"To be able to travel this trip for this price, it is a gift from God," she said.

The problem with Delta's site was fixed by about 11 o'clock Thursday morning.

Trebor Banstetter, a spokesman for the Atlanta-based airline, said "Delta will honor any fares purchased at the incorrect price."

New Department of Transportation regulations, aimed at truth in advertising, require airlines to honor any mistake fares offered.

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