Summer may be behind us, but it's time to start planning your spring and summer 2024 trips. You're in luck: You can now book Southwest flights all the way into early August 2024 … and maybe save a ton of money (or Southwest Rapid Rewards points) by booking far in advance!
While most airlines allow you to book flights up to 11 months in advance of your travels, Southwest Airlines does it a bit differently. They release their fares in batches, going as far out as about seven to nine months. As of earlier this week, it was only possible to book Southwest Airlines flights into early June – even as other carriers are already selling flights into the fall of 2024.
But that changed on Thursday, as Southwest has now released another few month's worth of flights. The Southwest flight schedule now has flights bookable all the way through Aug. 4, 2024. So if you're trying to plan a trip for next spring or summer, you can book those Southwest flights now.
Nervous about making travel plans all the way into next year? Southwest always allows free changes or cancellations. That means you can book a flight as far out as early June now, then change or cancel it (for a travel credit) down the line if need be. Southwest also sells new Wanna Get Away Plus fares that allow you a one-time transfer of those travel credits to another person!
Read up on how to get the cheapest Southwest flights by using the Southwest low fare calendar!
Booking the New Southwest Flight Schedule
Southwest is one of the few airlines that doesn't list flights on Google Flights – or any online travel agency or flight search platform, for that matter. That means you'll always need to start your flight search for Southwest fares directly on their website at southwest.com.
If your travel dates are flexible, we recommend using Southwest's low fare calendar as it will show you the dates with the cheapest fares over a month-long span.
Not sure how (or when) to book flights to get the best deal? Read our post on the best day to book flights – it may not be what you think!
And as far as cancelations and refunds go with Southwest, they have always offered some of the most generous policies in the industry. Long before other carriers ditched change fees, there has never been a fee to cancel or change your Southwest flight.
The Southwest flight schedule is now open through Aug. 4, 2024. If you're trying to make travel plans for next spring and summer and Southwest is an option, it's time to start booking.
Trying to plan even further out in 2024? Southwest says it will release another batch of schedules on Dec. 14, making flights bookable all the way into October 2024!