Southwest Airlinesâ€™ website is online after being down repeatedly: $49 ticket sale deal set to expire tonight
Southwest Airlinesâ€™ tempting $49 sale deal is attracting attention like nothing else. No one wants to miss this golden opportunity. While it is welcome as it gives an opportunity for flyers to get the best value for their money, the company was ill-prepared for rush that was caused by the deal.
As hundreds of thousands of people started logging in and trying to get the best deal for them, the website of the Southwest Airlines started crashing. So not just the future flyers were unable to book their tickets, even the ones who had booked their tickets on exorbitant prices that the company charges on regular basis, were unable to check their status and flight details.
Everyone who tried to login either to book a ticket or check his or her status got this response, â€œThis portion of the Southwest Airlines website is undergoing maintenance and is currently unavailable. Please try again laterâ€. The problem became so bad that the company had to extend the sale. So the $49 sale that should have ended last night will continue till Friday midnight.
It is needless to say that the company has got massive response. The sale that was announced earlier this week was launched this past Tuesday and will come to an end today. During the sale, the company is offering one-way fare as low as $49 for flights from late August to mid-December, with the exception of Labor Day weekend and around Thanksgiving. There is no denying the fact that this sale is very attractive and enticing for many people across the US. The insanely low-priced fares include $49 flights from San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose to Las Vegas and Southern California. Other flights from the Bay Area on sale include $99 fares to Denver and $129 fares to Chicago.
Despite the extension of the sale, the issue is yet to be resolved. Now there are reports that the company is working overtime to resolve the issue. CNBC quoted Southwest communications director Brandy King as saying, â€œWe apologize for any inconvenience and have an intent focus on getting Southwest.com running at full speed as soon as possible. If a Customer is unable to manage their travel online, we encourage them to call 1-800-I-FLY-SWA for assistanceâ€. Hopefully it is taken care of now.
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