Do you want to travel but still don’t know how to go about booking it? Perhaps you’ve been asking “When will Southwest release August 2023 flights?” If that’s the case, then you’re in luck.
Southwest Airlines has revealed its flight schedule through spring 2024, which means you can now book Southwest flights until April 8, 2024 – including those crucial spring break flights.
Here are the specifics you’ll need to book those spring vacations you’ve been planning.
When will Southwest Release August 2023 Flights?
Southwest Airlines has revealed its itinerary through Monday, April 8, 2024, which means it’s time to start planning those spring vacations.
If you aren’t sure where you want to go, remember that Southwest travels to a variety of holiday destinations, including Hawaii, as well as overseas destinations such as Costa Rica and the Caribbean.
Unlike other airlines, which disclose schedules approximately 11 months in advance, Southwest releases its schedule in smaller parts, often 6 to 8 months in advance.
Why is this so significant, you may wonder? Flight prices tend to rise as you get closer to your intended trip dates, so purchasing flights as soon as they’re available can often save you money.
There is no disadvantage to reserving early because Southwest does not impose change or cancellation costs.
If you book your flight with Rapid Rewards points and the price reduces, you can switch to the lower-priced option and receive a points refund.
Southwest Airlines has several distinct fare classes. For example, if you paid for a Wanna Earn Away or Wanna Get Away Plus fare, you can earn a flight credit for the difference in price.
If you purchase an Anytime or Business Select ticket with points or cash, your fare is 100% refundable
Southwest Flight Schedule Releases
Southwest Airlines distributes flight schedules in two-month increments. New flights and dates are usually announced every four to ten weeks.
Southwest provides new flight schedules in batches on the release day, usually between 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. ET. It could be very early or really late. Bottom line: You never know.
As a member of Families Fly Free, you’ll receive a text alert on your mobile device as soon as flights go LIVE!
Furthermore, flights are frequently available online before they are available on mobile via the app, or vice versa.
So make sure to look everywhere!
When will the Southwest Schedule be Extended?
Southwest Airlines’ flight schedule is released in small portions throughout the year. Flights are currently available through April 8, 2024.
Southwest will issue their itinerary for flights through June 3, 2024, on September 14, 2023.
Why Should I Book as Soon as Flights are Released?
Many of my readers say that reserving flights AS SOON AS they are published gets you the best deal.
This is especially true during the most expensive periods of the year to fly, which are the Christmas holidays and July.
This is also true for Southwest Hawaii flights and, on occasion, flights to Florida during spring break.
If you want to snag a fantastic deal, make a note of it, set an alarm, and join Families Fly Free to get real-time updates.
Then, as soon as the flights are available, book them!
Remember that you can always cancel and rebook with Southwest with NO CHANGE FEES.
Reader Jim S. claimed he booked at 5 a.m. and the flights were already $50 higher a couple of hours later, and reader Lynsie said she purchased her flights at 8:30 a.m. ET the day of the release only to see them go up by 3,000 points a few hours later!
This also happened when Southwest first began offering flights to Hawaii.
The original $49 fares were only available for a few hours, and our readers were among the first to learn about them!
Southwest’s flight schedule is currently available until April 8, 2024. If you’re looking to travel in fall, winter, or spring and Southwest is an option, now is the time to book.
Trying to plan further forward in 2024? Perhaps plan a spring break trip? Southwest claims it will release another set of itineraries on September 14, making flights available until June 2024!