When will Southwest release March and April 2019 flights? Originally, they said August 16, but it IS subject to change, and they have delayed it until August 30, 2018.

The Southwest flight schedule comes in batches. This can be frustrating if you have a confirmed trip that you’d like to plan after that date. Currently, the flight schedule is open for bookings through March 6, 2019.

When Will Southwest Release March, April 2019 Flights?

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Many of you may be ready to finish planning your spring travel, including Spring Break. I know I am! I’m hoping to snag a flight to the Caribbean much like we did last year to Grand Cayman from Ft. Lauderale, but we may try Turks and Caicos this year. 

Southwest has now said it will open the schedule through April 7, 2019 on August 30, 2018. Maybe they delayed it so they can begin selling Hawaii flights? Who knows?! 🙂

You can begin booking flights at 5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on the release date, according to Southwest Airlines.

So make a note in your calendar, set your alarms and get ready to book as soon as they are released! Many readers report they find the best fares as soon as flights are opened.

Southwest typically releases new dates about every six weeks, so it could be October before we see bookings available for late spring and early summer 2019.

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If you’d like to always fly one person with you free on your Southwest flights, I highly recommend earning the Southwest Companion Pass. The pass is good from the time you earn it until the END of the FOLLOWING year.

After you earn 110,000 qualifying points, which is easy to do by applying for two Southwest credit cards ideally when their bonuses are between 50,000-60,000 points after meeting the minimum spend.

To learn how earn the pass step by step (with or without credit cards), download my free ebook below:

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Southwest Hawaii Flights

We also keep hoping maybe Southwest will open up bookings to Hawaii, which they said would happen by end of 2018. We’ll have to wait and see! Here are all the details we know currently about Southwest’s plan’s for Hawaii.

If you’d like to plan your Hawaii vacation before then, check out my free email course that walks you through how to fly four people to Hawaii on miles. Sign up below.

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