Posted by William Charles on May 29, 2019
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Published on May 29th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Southwest Schedule To Be Extended Until January 5th, 2020 (Starts 5/30)

Southwest periodically make flights for further in the future available. Starting tomorrow (May 30th between 7am and 9am eastern) you’ll be able to book flights until January 5th, 2020. You can now book flights until November 2, 2019. This covers the busy thanksgiving, Christmas and new years periods.

Southwest has a pretty good cancellation/refunds policy, depending on the fare you’ve booked you’ll either receive a credit towards a future flight(Wanna Get Away) or cash refund (Business Select or Anytime – returned to credit card if you used one). That means it’s often best to book flights as soon as they become available and periodically check to see if the price has decreased, if it has you can click ‘change flight’.

Hat tip to SouthFayetteFan



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doc
doc

I can barely pick a flight 3 weeks down the road, in order to get the cheap tickets.

I’m surprised that they aren’t booking flights up to a year into the future… other than foreseeable cancellations, of course.

But, if a flight books up, well into the future, make it non-refundable after a certain point, and then run it.

Michael Greenberg

Where does it state the time on 5/30 that the schedule opens?

Jay
Jay

Not stated officially but based on historic data of schedule releases.

Randy
Randy

Thank you. I put a note on my calendar a few weeks ago to book my Hawaii trip on 6/20, because that’s what their website said. Really annoying that they bumped it up 3 weeks.

Nick
Nick

Probably want to note that “credit towards a future flight(Wanna Get Away) ” has a caveat of fare valid for 1 year from the original ticketing date (not travel date).

Thus if you book something far in advance, there won’t be too long a window after the original travel date for you to use it before it expires worthless.

It is industry wide policy AFAIK but affects WN bookings far into the future much more than other players.

Fathiss
Fathiss

I didn’t know that. Good info. Thanks for sharing.

elegua
elegua

5/30 and still no see Jan/2020, trying to book for Dec and only see Nov/2019.

JT
JT

I have been refreshing the page since 7:00 am. still no December dates

Brian
Brian

Southwest’s website still says 5-30 but the dates aren’t active yet.

Barry
Barry

I saw the same thing until I figured out that it was my browser that wasn’t updating the dates. Either try closing your browser and reopening or try a different browser.

Nate
Nate

Flights are released

david
david

insane.. its 6:30am pacific time and everthing sold out…..

dan
dan

david which route(s)? was the fare a good deal? most fares i see are expensive…

david
david

anything interesting… particurly from LAX….

elegua
elegua

A friend asked me to find a ticket for him, wife and kid from LAS to MAF and i don’t know how to tell him that will be $1043.88, or 69,522 RR points + $33.60 fee RT, way to much for a 2 hours fly, WOW so expensive :(:(:(

HanShotFirst
HanShotFirst

Everything out of Midland is expensive. Welcome to the oil field.

TATC
TATC

I’m wondering if on some date/route combination, the lowest fare is never released. They have historical data to know which ones are in high demand and no point of releasing those at low price.

Austin Adventuress
Austin Adventuress

Thanks for the reminder! I closely note which bloggers remind folks about new SWA dates. You are one of the very very few…..

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