Southwest Flight Schedule Now Bookable Through April 13, 2020

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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 and, as of earlier this week, it was only possible to book Southwest Airlines flights through March 6, 2020.

That’s changed as the airline has now released more of its winter schedule for flights bookable all the way through April 13, 2020. So if you’ve got plans for a Spring Break 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 their low fare calendar as it will show you the dates with the cheapest fares for a given time period.


Southwest flight schedule

An example of the low fare calendar from MSP-LAS for December 2019


And as far as cancelations and refunds go with Southwest, they offer some of the least restrictive 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 is one of the many reasons we are big fans of Southwest Airlines.


Bottom Line

The Southwest flight schedule is now open through April 13, 2020. If you have plans for late winter or Spring Break, it’s time to start booking! And just a heads up: Southwest says it will extend its schedule again out to June 6, 2020 on Oct. 30 – though those dates frequently change.


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