Ready to book your Southwest flight? I’m sure you’re waiting for the next release of the Southwest Flight Schedule!
The Southwest Flight Schedule is now open for booking ONLY through August 16, 2021.
So you can book the FIRST half of August, but not yet the SECOND half of August or any of your fall travel.
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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.
Right now, fares are incredibly cheap due to low demand as a result of the pandemic.
While you may not want to travel right now, it’s a GREAT time to book spring and summer flights at some super low prices, including to Hawaii!
Did You Know 1 Person Can Always Fly Free With You on Southwest?
Did you know that you can earn the Southwest Companion Pass that lets one person fly free with you for up to two years?
You simply need to earn 125,000 qualifying points, which is most easily accomplished by signing up for one of the Southwest personal credit cards and one business Southwest credit card OR two business Southwest cards.
Right now, all three personal Southwest cards are offering a 50,000-point bonus. Here are your options:
- Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Visa card (Personal: 50,000 points after $2,000 minimum spend in 3 months and earn another 30,000 points after a $10,000 minimum spend in 9 months)
- Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier card (Personal: 50,000 points after $2,000 minimum spend in 3 months and earn another 30,000 points after a $10,000 minimum spend in 9 months)
- Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority card (Personal: 50,000 points after $2,000 minimum spend in 3 months and earn another 30,000 points after a $10,000 minimum spend in 9 months)
These points also qualify for the 125,000 points you need to earn the Southwest Companion Pass, so one person can fly free with you for up to two years.
This post breaks down all the benefits and annual fees of each Southwest credit card so you can pick the best one for you.
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Get MORE Points for FREE Southwest Flights
You can apply for and use my favorite card, Chase Sapphire Preferred (read my full review here), a more flexible travel card, which allows you to transfer points into your Southwest Rapid Rewards account instantly at a 1:1 ratio, as well as to other airline and hotel partners.
The card has a $95 annual fee the first year and grants you 60,000 points after meeting a $4,000 minimum spend in the first three months.
Plus, you earn DOUBLE points on dining and travel purchases.
Keep in mind, that points earned using Chase Sapphire Preferred DO NOT qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass, but CAN be used to book free flights.
When Will Southwest Release the Next Southwest Flight Schedule?
Typically, Southwest releases flights about every 4-8 weeks, though due to the pandemic, things are operating a bit differently and unpredictably!
To date, the airline has not announced a date for the next release of flights at this time.
Stay tuned to this post, which we will update as soon as we see the next release date.
Or you can join our Families Fly Free membership, where you’ll get text alerts as soon as dates released, as well as when flights are released on the actual date.
For which months are you waiting to book flights?
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