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Woman Narrowly Avoids Paying $38 Billion for 2 Airline Tickets

Marion Sessions of Derbyshire, UK, and her husband wanted to visit the seaside Portuguese town of Faro for a relaxing weekend. She tried to purchase two tickets online, so she did a Google search for cheap aline tickets. That took her to eDreams, an online third-party ticket seller with a shady reputation.

Sessions went through the steps of buying the tickets and was about to confirm her purchase when she noticed the price. That's always a good thing to check before making any sort of purchase. But it was especially helpful to Sessions because the price was £23,659,382,125.95. That's about $38,435,849,190.56 USD.

Sessions decided that the price was a bit too much, so she declined to complete the transaction. Sky News reports:

"I shudder to think what may have happened had I agreed... I tried to contact them but there was an out-of-hours message."

A spokeswoman for Spain-based eDreams told Sky News: "eDreams would like to apologise to Mrs Sessions for any inconvenience caused.

"We are continuing to investigate, however it appears to be an isolated incident that we have been unable to replicate.  If it is a bug, we will find it and make every effort to fix it immediately.

-via Nothing to Do with Aborath | Image: Tom's Barn


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