You know the term “feeding frenzy”? It usually applies to rabid animals who, upon seeing some fresh meat, go absolutely bat shit crazy and attack like…well, like a wild animal. You know what else this term applies to? Jews who find out about cheap flights to Israel.
Earlier this week, El Al Airlines experienced a glitch in their system that caused $1,600 round-trip tickets to Israel to be priced at $400 on their website. $400 FOR A TRIP TO ISRAEL!!! You can imagine that all over the Upper West Side and Brooklyn us chosen were foaming at the mouth and pushing people out of their way in their haste to get to the nearest computer.
According to a New York Post article, at least 5,000 tickets were sold. People were buying them for their in-laws and grandparents and unborn children. People were probably buying them for unborn children who hadn’t been conceived yet and then unscrewed the Manishewitz when they got home, lit some candles and did their best to fill that seat.
El Al Airlines hasn’t made it clear yet whether or not they will honor the accidentally marked down tickets, a mistake they attribute to a contractor. If they decide not to expect their offices to be set upon by a horde of angry Jews pelting their windows with gefitle fish.