It’s time to book your Southwest flights for next summer!
While most airlines allow you to book flights up to 11 months in advance of your travels, Southwest Airlines does it 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 June 6.
That changed Wednesday, as the airline has now released more of its summer schedule for flights bookable all the way through Aug. 10, 2020! So if you’ve got plans for a Memorial Day getaway, you can book those Southwest flights now!
Booking on Southwest
Southwest is one of the few airlines that doesn’t list flights on Google Flights or any online travel agency. 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 for a given time period.
And as far as cancelations and refunds go with Southwest, they offer some of the most generous policies in the industry. Unlike most airlines, there is no 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 Aug. 10, 2020. If you have plans for the summer, it’s time to start booking!
And just a heads up: Southwest says it will extend its schedule again out to Oct. 7, 2020 on Feb. 13 – though those dates frequently change.
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