When will Southwest release October, November and December 2019 flights?
The airline has currently opened the Southwest Flight Schedule for booking through November 2, 2019, but remaining November and all December flights are not yet available.
The next release of flights through January 5, 2020 has been very volatile in terms of what date the flights will be available for booking. So far, we’ve seen the airline change it to May 14, then May 23, then May 29, 2019, then June 20, and NOW back to May 30, 2019.
The best I can tell you is to stay tuned to Go to Travel Gal for further changes! I’ll be checking it multiple times daily, so you’ll hear it here first!
At least the earlier date of May 30 (versus June 20) is GOOD news for those of you ready to book holiday flights!
Keep in mind, the last release of flights was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 2019 but then Southwest posted the release was DELAYED until Monday, March 18. However, they surprised us and went ahead and opened flights on Friday, March 15, 2019. So point being, one never knows for sure…and with this many changes, I’m not sure what to expect!
I’m sure this has to do with the grounding of the MAX 8 planes and all the internal juggling that must be going on to get the flight schedule together less 30+ of these aircraft.
You can begin booking flights at 5 a.m. Central Standard Time on the release date, according to Southwest Airlines.
Note: This date often changes, as we’ve already seen, so keep checking back for updates. Be sure to subscribe to GotoTravelGal.com below to get immediate updates to your inbox about releases or changes (our readers were some of the first to know about the $49 Southwest Hawaii flights, which sold out in a matter of hours!).
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Southwest Hawaii Flights
Southwest is officially flying to Hawaii!
Currently, you can fly direct to Oahu, Maui or the big island of Hawaii via Oakland or San Jose airports, both in the San Francisco area.
Here’s everything you need to know about Southwest Hawaii flights.
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 40,000-60,000 points after meeting the minimum spend.
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Points earned on Southwest cards DO qualify for the 110,000 points you need to earn the Southwest Companion Pass, so one person can fly free with you for up to two years. Keep in mind you can only hold ONE personal card and ONE business card at a time.
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