Southwest Airlines has released its flight schedule for part of summer 2023, which means you can now book Southwest flights through July 10, 2023.
Here are the details you’ll need to book that summer trip you’ve been thinking about.
Southwest Airlines Has Released Early Summer 2023 Schedule
Southwest Airlines has released its schedule through July 10, 2023, which means it’s time to book those early summer trips. If you’re not quite sure yet where you want to travel, don’t forget that Southwest flies to lots of vacation spots including Hawaii, as well as international destinations such as Costa Rica and the Caribbean.
Unlike other airlines that release their schedules about 11 months in advance, Southwest releases its in smaller chunks, usually about 6 to 8 months in advance.
Why is this so important, you might ask? Flights tend to increase in price as you get closer to your desired travel dates, so you can often save money by booking flights as soon as they’re released. Since Southwest doesn’t charge change or cancellation fees, there’s no downside to booking early.
If you book your flight with Rapid Rewards points and the price drops, you can change your flight to the lower-priced option and get a points refund. If you booked a Wanna Get Away or Wanna Get Away Plus fare with money, you can get a flight credit in the amount of the price difference.
If you book an Anytime or Business Select ticket, your fare is fully refundable whether you paid with points or money.
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When Will the Southwest Schedule Be Extended?
Southwest Airlines releases its flight schedule in small chunks throughout the year. Currently, flights through July 10, 2023, are available to book.
On December 15, 2022, the schedule will be released for flights through August 14, 2023.
Southwest Airlines doesn’t release a flight schedule in the same manner as other airlines, instead opting for small chunks of flights released throughout the year.
Currently, flights through July 10, 2023, are available to book. On December 15, 2022, additional flights through August 14, 2023, will be released.
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