100,000 connections per minute: Christmas ticket sales explode SNCF app

100,000 connections per minute: Christmas ticket sales explode SNCF app

This Wednesday, October 5, SNCF opened bookings for the end of year holidays. You can from this morning book a train ticket for the Christmas holidaysthat is, precisely from December 11 to January 2, 2023. During this period, about 9 million TGV, Ouigo and Intercités tickets are offered for sale.

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Service “temporarily suspended”

The sale of these tickets is highly anticipated undermined the SNCF booking platform. Soon the first difficulties appeared. Many Internet users have seen how the booking error message appears systematically in the SNCF Connect app. The website also showed a message that the service was available “temporarily suspended”.

It’s no surprise to anyone, but still \ud83d\ude87: an error in the SNCF app this morning, for the sale of Christmas tickets, not even good offers in reality … pic.twitter.com/TvyZckcXMh

— Quentin Vinet (@quentin_vinet) October 5, 2022

When asked by RTL SNCF indicates that the influx “was 10 times more than last year”. The rail company is reporting almost 100,000 transfers per minute between 6am and 8am this morning, for about thirty tickets are sold every second.

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