SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The Southwest Airlines website was overwhelmed Wednesday as the airline was in the midst of a 3-day sale on air travel.
Customers saw the message, “This portion of the Southwest Airlines website is undergoing maintenance and is currently unavailable. Please try again later.”READ MORE: Separate Truck Crashes Along Interstate 880 In East Bay Foul Morning Traffic
The sale, which began on Tuesday, promises one-way fares as low as $49 for flights from late August to mid-December, with the exception of Labor Day weekend and around Thanksgiving.
Some of the 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.READ MORE: 'Fire Hose' Of Subtropical Moisture Bearing Down On Bay Area; Flash Flood Watch For North Bay
On Wednesday, Southwest tweeted that the airline is trying to resolve technical issues.
According to CNBC, Southwest communications director Brandy King said the response to the sale “exceeded expectations,” despite adding website capacity before the sale began.
“We 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 assistance,” King said.MORE NEWS: San Jose Police Department Civilian Employee Faces Weapons Charges, Accused Of Social Media Threats
The sale ends on Thursday.