Hold on tight! Ryanair's birthday seat sale suffers quite a bit of turbulence
Ryanair passengers were thrilled with the news that they could piggy back on the airline's birthday celebrations with the launch of an incredible seat sale.
As a nod to the year of its first flight, the sale of one million seats at €19.85 launched at midnight last night.
The special low cost seats from Ryanair are available until midnight this Sunday (July 12).
However, it seemed that every Irish person in the country scrambled to snap up the cheap spots - and many were disappointed.
The Ryanair.com website crashed under the pressure of the budget flight chaser and grumblers turned to Twitter to vent their frustration.
Even those who succeeded in getting through to buy their tickets were a little miffed with the destination options available to them.
Ryanair announce sale for midnight. Website crashes at 11.51pm. Half an hour later still down! #useless— Amanda McEvoy (@amandamcevoy20) July 7, 2015
Some just used the opportunity to crack a few jokes.
Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs said of the sale: “Wednesday, 8th July marks the 30th anniversary of Ryanair’s first flight from Waterford to Gatwick and to celebrate and thank our customers, we’re going back to 1985 – with one million seats on sale for just €19.85.
@Ryanair maybe try have a sale that accommodates people who work for a living and fancy spending some time in somewhere other then the UK— Leah Davidson (@leahdavi10) July 8, 2015
But the Irish Twitterati didn't sound very grateful as they bombarded Ryanair's online account with complaints this morning.
A spokesperson told independent.ie this morning that Ryanair have had "a phenomenal response to our €19.85 seat sale with a million seats on a great range of routes across our Europe on sale from now until Sunday, as we celebrate 30 years of low fares".
So while the DFS sale never ends, the @Ryanair sale never starts— Puss In Boots (@BexyDowner) July 8, 2015