When will Southwest release August 2019 and September 2019 flights?
Currently, you can book Southwest flights through November 2, 2019.
You’ll be able to book the rest of November, along with flights through January 5, 2020, on May 23, 2019.
At least we can book all fall flights for now with holiday bookings coming soon!
Southwest Airlines typically releases flights in batches of about one to two months at a time with new flights and dates released about every four to six weeks.
According to Southwest, they release flights on the scheduled date at 5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Check both the app and the website if you have trouble finding them that early.
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Book as Soon as Flights Are Available
Many Go to Travel Gal readers report that they get cheaper flights by booking AS SOON AS flights are released. It definitely helps when it comes to the most expensive times of year to fly, which includes July, as well as the winter holidays.
Readers report flights increased by as much as $50 or 3,000 points just a few hours after they booked them at the crack of dawn on the release date :)!
The next round may also be a good opportunity to book cheap Southwest Hawaii flights that have not yet been released.
Even if you end up not needing the flights, remember you can always cancel and rebook with NO CHANGE FEES on Southwest.
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