In a marketing coup worthy of a
David Copperfield illusion, WN's recent WOW sale offering fares as low as $47
has left consumers clicking to no avail. Part of the carriers website was
shut down. Closed. Sorry.
The explanation on its site
says: "Our sale is
causing high demand right now so you may experience difficulty on
Southwest.com. We're working to fix the issue so please try back again
The company posted its 1st tweet citing technical problems
earlier on Wednesday and began monitoring the situation closely around 1 p.m.
communications director at the airline, told CNBC that
unexpected activity due to an ongoing sale is partly to blame. Of
course, one can't help but wonder what else is to blame.
“I'm searching Southwest Airlines for flights but the
site keep crashing."
“Holy swizzle sticks @SouthwestAir - stop the commercials so the
website will stay up & we can book flights #travel"
The response from WN is to “try
refreshing your browser".