Friday, August 10, 2012

An interesting approach to thinking about fare error prices

In the last few days, there has been some discussion in the travel/point blogosphere about a fare pricing error on El Al that allowed you to get a round-trip from New York to Israel for about $300.  Apparently the discount blog was primarily responsible for spreading the news.

Interestingly, Dan posted a link in which a rabbi offers a halachic analysis of whether it is permissible to exploit a fare pricing error.  (Halacha, in laypersons' terms, is the study of Jewish law based upon the Torah and its descendant legal documents such as the Talmud.)  Here is the discussion:

I noticed a not-particularly-surprising quantity of self-justification in the comments.  

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