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Southwest Airlines has extended its flight schedule, and you can now book Southwest flights for travel through November 2, 2024.
Here are the details you’ll need to book those fall trips you’ve been thinking about.
Southwest Airlines has released its schedule through November 2, 2024, so it’s time to book those fall trips you’ve been eyeing. If you’re not sure yet where you want to travel, don’t forget that Southwest flies to many vacation spots like Hawaii and international destinations, such as Costa Rica and the Caribbean.
Unlike other airlines that release schedules about 11 months in advance, Southwest releases its schedule 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. Southwest offers a few different fare classes. For instance, if you booked a Wanna Get Away or Wanna Get Away Plus fare with money, you can get a flight credit for the price difference.
If you book an Anytime or Business Select ticket, your fare is fully refundable, whether you paid with points or money.
Southwest Airlines releases its flight schedule in small chunks throughout the year. Currently, flights through November 2, 2024, are available to book.
On March 28, 2024, Southwest will release its flight schedule through January 6, 2025.
Southwest Airlines doesn’t release a flight schedule in the same manner as other airlines; instead, it opts for small chunks of flights released throughout the year.
Currently, flights through November 2, 2024, are available to book. On March 28, 2024, Southwest will release additional flights through January 6, 2025.
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