When will Southwest release June, July and August 2020 flights?
The Southwest Flight Schedule is now open for booking through January 4, 2021.
The next release of flights is set for August 27, 2020 for booking flights through March 10, 2021.
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Southwest Airlines releases flights in batches of about two months at a time. New flights and dates are typically released about every four to 10 weeks.
According to Southwest, new flights are released on the scheduled date in batches, usually between around 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. CT. It might be early or it might be really late. Bottom line: You just never know…
As a member of Go to Travel Gal ALL ACCESS, you’ll know as SOON as flights are LIVE!
Additionally, flights are often available online versus mobile or the app first or vice versa. So be sure to check all places!
Why Should I Book As Soon as Flights Are Released?
Many of my readers report that booking AS SOON AS flights are released gets you the cheapest possible price. This is definitely true when it comes to the most expensive times of year to fly, which are over the Christmas holidays, as well as July.
You’ll also find this is the case with Southwest Hawaii flights and often times flights to Florida around spring break dates.
If you want to grab a good deal, I recommend making yourself a note, setting your alarm and joining Go to Travel Gal ALL ACCESS to get real-time updates. Then book your planned flights as soon as they are available!
Remember, you can always cancel and rebook with NO CHANGE FEES on Southwest.
Reader Jim S. said he booked at 5 a.m. and just a couple hours later the flights were already $50 more, and reader Lynsie said she booked her flights around 8:30 a.m. ET the day of the release only to see them go up by 3,000 points just a few hours later!
This also happened with Southwest first released flights to Hawaii. The original $49 fares only lasted a few hours and Go to Travel Gal readers were some of the first to know about them!
How to Bring a Loved One With You FREE!
Did you know you can bring a loved one with you FREE on ANY Southwest flight?
You can earn this privilege by getting the Southwest Companion Pass!
The Southwest Companion Pass is good from the time you earn it until the END of the FOLLOWING year, which can be almost TWO full years.
This is different than other airline Companion Passes, which are typically only good ONE time.
To earn the pass, you’ll need to accumulate 125,000 points, which you can easily do by applying for two Southwest credit cards (either 1 personal and 1 business or 2 business cards) when their bonuses are between 40,000-75,000 points. There are other ways to do it, as well.
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More Southwest Points With Chase Sapphire Preferred
If you want to earn EVEN MORE Southwest points, Chase Sapphire Preferred, my FAVORITE travel credit card, offers 60,000 points upon meeting a $4,000 minimum spend in the first three months and a low $95 annual fee.
But please note, these points DO NOT qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass. I see MANY people make this mistake!
Those points DO transfer at a 1:1 ratio to Southwest Airlines (as well as other airlines and hotel loyalty programs) allowing you to book free flights, however.
The Southwest Companion Pass effectively DOUBLES all of those Chase points. Because for every point that lets YOU fly FREE, someone else can also fly free with you, too!
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