It’s time to book your Southwest flights all the way through the fall of 2021 – and even into early 2022!
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 months. As of earlier this week, it was only possible to book Southwest Airlines flights through early November.
That finally changed Thursday, as the airline has now released more of its schedule through fall and winter. The Southwest flight schedule now has flights bookable all the way through Jan. 5, 2022! So if you’re trying to plan a trip for Thanksgiving, the winter holidays, or New Years, you can book those Southwest flights now.
Nervous about making travel plans with the unpredictability surrounding travel? Southwest always allows free changes or cancellations. That means you can book a flight as far out as January 2022 now, then change or cancel it (for a voucher) down the line if need be.
Read up on how to get the cheapest 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, 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.
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 is never been a fee to cancel or change your Southwest flight.
You can cancel any Southwest flight and be given a voucher for later use. It’s one of the many reasons we are big fans of Southwest Airlines.
The Southwest flight schedule is now open through Jan. 5, 2022. If you’re trying to make plans for the fall or winter, it’s time to start booking!
Trying to plan even further out? Southwest hasn’t announced when it plans to extend its schedule again, so stay tuned.