United Airlines’ customers were left very angry on Wednesday evening after the company said that they would be voiding all of the tickets that were sold at a hugely discounted rate because of a computer glitch.

The error, which was identified by visitors to the website on the morning of Wednesday, which saw that the first class, round trip and transatlantic flights were on offer for as littler as just $74, if travellers had registered themselves as being located in Denmark.

United recently launched 787 services between Heathrow and Houston

Eight hours after the error was first discovered, United dashed the hopes of thousands of holidaymakers after refusing to honour any bookings made as a result of the online glitch, blaming a ‘third party error’ for the mistake as well as accusing customers of trying to ‘take advantage’ of the situation.

United tweeted this at midnight of 12/02/15 (UK time)

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