Southwest Schedule Extended, Book Those Summer Trips Now!

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Southwest’s Schedule Extended Through June 4, 2021

Booking advanced reservations on Southwest can be difficult since the schedule is normally only available on average about 6 months out. Southwest has now extended their schedule through September 5, 2021. That means we have about 9 months of booking availability including the entire Summer.

Updated 12/17/21

Early Summer

With this new extension, you can finally book those summer flights when the kids are out of school. Remember Southwest will refund you the difference if the price drops, so it is generally good to get in early for flights during peak times. Unfortunately with Southwest’s new dynamic award pricing, flights may now cost more points than ever before.

It is strange that Southwest extended the schedule again just a week after the last time but at least the summer is wide open now.


Hopefully Southwest’s dynamic pricing won’t put a damper on your Summer plans, but I’m sure some of the more popular family Summer vacation destinations will cost a ton. It is probably wise to book early and don’t forget to check regularly to see if the price drops so you can get a refund.

Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.

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  1. I am new to the world of maximizing points, etc., and it seems that most of the bloggers and websites focus on international travel. While that is something I will try to do, I fly Southwest almost exclusively due to my proximity to Hobby in Houston, as well as their frequent flyer program. That being said, I found you by searching for Southwest Airlines. Do you do much blogging about SWA? If so, I will try to follow your posts, as Rapid Rewards is the system that I really need to master. Thank you in advance for any help that you provide in the future! Erik


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