(USATODAY.com) - United Airlines announced Friday it will honor the free tickets from the day before that resulted from a computer glitch.
The airline didn't reveal how many tickets were at stake or how much they were worth.
"United has reviewed the error that occurred yesterday and decided that, based on these specific circumstances, we will honor the tickets," said spokeswoman Megan McCarthy.
The problem Thursday was that the airline accidentally filed fares for zero dollars, although charges of $5 to $10 could have resulted.
"Yay," said Nancy Ilk, a consultant who flies often from Blooming Prairie, Minn., and who got one of the tickets."I'd love to find out how many tickets actually got booked for the really inexpensive fares."
She paid $10 to fly from Minneapolis to Houston and Washington's Reagan National and back in October. The $10 was noted as a Sept. 11 security fee.
The airline temporarily stopped taking bookings through its website and phone centers to prevent more sales. But the website resumed accepting reservations by mid-afternoon.