Qantas Website Crashes Due To $100 Sale Fares, Tomorrow Is Round 2

by Chris Dong

All this week, Qantas is celebrating its 100th birthday with $100 one-way fares between the US and Australia. As expected, quantities are incredibly limited and demand is expected to be high.

In fact, the offer is only limited to 100 people each day, so be warned, there is some serious competition.

However, it seems that Qantas wasn’t quite ready for the deluge of website traffic earlier today when the sale launched. Today at exactly 2pm PST, $100 tickets went on sale between Los Angeles and Sydney. 

And the Qantas website crashed. This lasted for much of the afternoon. And people on social media voiced their displeasure.

Tomorrow, Qantas will have their second of four days with $100 fares. Tomorrow will feature the San Francisco to Melbourne and San Francisco to Brisbane routes. Qantas says that 10 seats per departure date will be made available through October 12, 2020 (with certain blackout dates.)

Will Qantas make good and make sure their website keeps running?

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AsherO November 18, 2019 - 9:32 pm

Why not host a landing page for the promotion on seperate servers that allows for 100 lucky customers to “win” seats on these flights without taking their entire site down?

On Demand International November 19, 2019 - 12:15 am

A landing page is necessary for traffic generated.


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