On Friday, Air New Zealand launched a ‘Lolly Scramble Sale’, where the airline offered return flights to myriad international destinations for the sweet price of $600.
Bargain hunters the world over cheered in delight and immediately attempted to hit up the hot offer, resulting in a colossal tech meltdown, as the entire site went down during the small purchase window.
According to PedestrianTV the sale aimed to celebrate the airline’s tradition of handing out sugary treats during flights, and offered discounted fares to Tahiti, Perth, Vietnam and Shanghai.
The Lolly Scramble Sale was spruiked by an accompanying #LollyRunner marketing campaign, check out the ad here:
The TW team aren’t usually the type to revel in others’ misfortune, but we didn’t want the bittersweet events of the Lolly Sale to be lost in the internet abyss.
Travellers eager to book the cheap fares took to social media to express the sour taste left in their mouths having tried to book.
— Brent Carey? (@BrentpCarey) September 28, 2017
— Falz (@FalzYo) September 28, 2017
Thankfully, the website was soon up and running again. However not so thankfully, the sale has now ended.