Have you been waiting to book early summer flights? The Southwest Flight Schedule is now open for booking through June 1, 2018, covering the beginning of summer.
The previous schedule allowed bookings through April 8, 2018, so this release has given us another two months and covered April and May travel.
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 we should continue to see new flights and a more flexible schedule. They have not indicated any new additions or changes that came with this release yet, but as soon as they do, I will let you know.
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
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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 below for free.
Southwest will release flights through August 10, 2018 — so we can book ALL of our summer flights — on October 26, 2017. According to Southwest, you’ll be able to book those flights at 5 a.m. Eastern. Southwest releases flights about every six weeks.
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