Southwest Airlines website goes down week before holidays

A visit to Southwest Airlines website Tuesday afternoon was turning up a page where visitors weren’t able to book flights.

The outage was frustrating holiday travelers eager to book, with many taking to social media to voice complaints.

A message on Southwest’s website told visitors to not refresh browsers and that visitors would be automatically transferred to as soon as possible.

As of 4:30 ET, it appears the airline’s site was again functional.