When will Southwest release October, November and December 2018 flights? The airline has opened the Southwest Flight Schedule for booking through March 6, 2019 so they are now available for booking.

You can begin booking flights at 5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on the release date, according to Southwest Airlines. Note: This date sometimes changes, so keep checking back for updates.

I know many of you are anxious to begin scheduling holiday flights in November and December. Typically, your best bet at getting a lower fare during these busy times is to book early though keep an eye open for a Southwest sale to get lower prices.

Southwest November flights

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Be sure to check out the best Southwest fares from 30+ cities each week, which I share and update frequently on my Southwest Deals page. I compile the cheapest fares I can find into one easy-to-review list to help you keep track of the best deals in points and cash, so you can stretch your Southwest points as far as possible.

Southwest Hawaii Flights

Also, we’re awaiting the release of Southwest’s first flights to Hawaii, which they have said will be available for booking in either late 2018 or early 2019.

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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Southwest extends the flight schedule about every six to 12 weeks.

Earning the Southwest Companion Pass

If you’d like to bring someone free with you on your fall Southwest flights, I highly recommend earning the Southwest Companion Pass, which is good for up to two years. You simply need to apply for two Southwest credit cards when their bonuses are between 50,000-60,000 points after meeting the minimum spend.

Once you accrue 110,000 qualifying points, you’ll have a pass where one person can always fly free with you (aside from the $5.60 mandatory government security fee per way).

Download my free ebook that walks you step by step through how to earn the pass below:

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Where do you hope to travel next year? Our family would highly recommend checking out San Diego, Marco Island and Pigeon Forge. Here are my posts on these fabulous destinations: