The Southwest Flight Schedule Now Runs Through March 6, 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 Jan. 5, 2020.

That’s changed as the airline has now released more of its winter schedule for flights bookable all the way through March 6, 2020. So if you’ve got plans for a winter getaway involving Southwest, you can book those flights now!


Booking on Southwest

Southwest is one of the few airlines whose flights won’t appear on Google Flights or any online travel agency. Because of this, you will 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 March 6, 2020. If you have winter travel plans involving Southwest it’s time to start booking! And just a heads up: Southwest says it will extend its schedule again out to April 13, 2020 on Sept. 26 – though those dates frequently change.


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