Have you been waiting to book holiday flights? Now is the time! The Southwest Flight Schedule is now open for booking through January 7, 2018, covering all of those winter break and holiday flights.
The previous schedule allowed bookings through November 3, 2017.
The easiest way to book flights on Southwest is through the Southwest Low Fare Calendar, which shows you the lowest prices — in points or dollars — for your flight across a range of dates.
Southwest fully implemented a new reservations system on May 9, 2017, so let me know if you notice any difference or improvement in booking or availability of flights.
Need Southwest points to book your holiday flights? Sign up for one of three Chase Southwest credit cards to earn a bonus 40,000-60,000 points after meeting the $2000-$3000 minimum spend or use my favorite card, Chase Sapphire Preferred, a more flexible travel card, which allows you to transfer points into your Southwest Rapid Rewards account, as well as to other airline and hotel partners.
Other cards that allow you to transfer points to Southwest include:
- Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Chase Ink Business Preferred
- Starwood Preferred Guest American Express
To apply for these or any travel credit cards, please visit the TRAVEL CREDIT CARDS link in the main menu above. This allows me to earn a commission so I can continue to bring you information on how to travel nearly free — at no cost. Thank you!
You can also earn the stellar Southwest Companion Pass that lets one person fly free with you for up to two years in just a couple steps by collecting 110,000 qualifying Southwest points. My free guide will walk you through it step-by-step. Download it here for free.
Find out when you can book flights for the rest of January 2017, all of February 2017 and through March 7, 2018.