I'm actively watching the long and fast-moving thread on FT about the insanely low ex-RGN flights. In case you haven't seen it, the bottom line is that OW or RT flights originating in RGN (that's Yangon, Myanmar - formerly Burma) are/were pricing in the $250-$600 range for many itineraries, even in first. Most were taking flights to the US, but some were to Europe, and some even to South America. It's pretty amazing, and pretty widespread, and some fares seem to still be available. Here's the thread: Cheap fares from Yangon/RGN Something that really hasn't been covered over there is, how could this happen, and who is left holding the bag if a ticket gets honored? There are speculations that this is all due to a currency conversion error and/or devaluation. If so, who or what company would have had to make that mistake for it to affect all of these airlines and both Amadeus and Sabre? I really don't understand how something this widespread can happen. MPers: do any of you know the mechanics behind this type of situation?