NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Some Delta customers scored a late Christmas present on Thursday.
Delta acknowledged that a glitch caused steeply-discounted tickets to be offered online Thursday -- some for as low as $12.83, according to customers. They celebrated their finds on social media, including cross-country flights for $40 and Boston to Honolulu lifts for $68.
Cory Watkins, a travel agent in Oklahoma, snagged some of the best bargains he's ever seen -- round-trip, first class from Oklahoma City to St. Louis for $12.83, fares to Anchorage for $87.53, and more. In just under an hour, Watkins spent $1,387.38 for twelve flights for himself and clients for first class trips all over the U.S.
One customer said she bought tickets between Tallahassee and Los Angeles for $27 each way. Those routes normally cost between several hundred and several thousand dollars.