Update: the schedule was loaded this morning, then removed, then loaded again!
This is just a quick post with heads up on the fact that as of today, Southwest schedule will finally be extended through August 6th, 2018. I’m not sure what time of the day the flights will be loaded, so check the website periodically. I know that many of you are waiting to book your summer tickets. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this extension myself, so I can finally add the last piece of the puzzle to my South Pacific trip next year. Hooray!
A couple of things to keep in mind:
1) Booking with points (or even credit card) is best because refund policy is very generous. When you book flights with gift cards, your travel funds will have an expiration date. See my post Be aware of these quirks when rebooking Southwest flights
2) Sometimes you’ll get the lowest price when the schedule is released, but not always. Fortunately, you can always cancel and rebook if the price goes down. Be aware, changing flights will now make them non-refundable. So, you always want to cancel first if at all possible.
3) Booking one-way flights is usually best because it allows you to have more flexibility. That way, if the price goes down on one leg of your trip, you won’t have to cancel the whole itinerary.
4) Always start your search with one passenger because sometimes you can save a bit of money or points that way.
Good luck with flight hunting!
Leana is the owner and founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.