Southwest Schedule Extension Plus New Routes Announced

Southwest Schedule Extension

Southwest Schedule Extension

Southwest has extended their schedule. The reservation system now allows you to now book flights through April 13, 2020. That means you get about 6-7 months worth of window to book. Previously you were only able to book through March, so the extension now open up the dates for Sprink break.

Other US airlines have been selling holiday season tickets for a while. But Southwest is the nation’s largest domestic carrier and plenty of loyal fans. So when this Southwest schedule extension is announced, it’s a big deal as they rush to grab their tickets on their favorite airline, which often offers the lowest prices on many routes. You can check flight schedules here.

New Routes

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, subject to government approvals, Southwest will begin twice-daily service roundtrip between Houston (Hobby) and Cozumel with one-way fares from Houston as low as $99 available for purchase today until 11:59 P.M. Pacific Time.

The carrier is also adding daily service between Sacramento and KahuluiMaui, on March 7, 2020, and will also begin flying daily between:

  • Oakland, Calif. —Lihue, Kauai
  • Oakland, Calif. —Kona, Island of Hawaii
  • San Jose, Calif. —Lihue, Kauai
  • San Jose, Calif. —Kona, Island of Hawaii

Southwest has also moved up the start of new flights between Sacramento and Honolulu, as well as interisland service between Honolulu and LihueKauai. Those flight will now begin November 10, 2019.

In celebration of new service among the Islands, Southwest is also offering interisland travel for as low as $29 one-way from Nov. 12, 2019 through April 8, 2020. Fares are available today through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Oct. 3, 2019.

Book With No Worries

Southwest now makes it easy to compare prices for a flight you have already booked. They also make it easy to get a refund in case the price of your flight goes down, whether it’ a paid fare or award. If you have a paid fare, you will get a voucher for the difference in fare price that ca be used one year from the date the flight was originally booked. The voucher is non-transferable. If you booked using Rapid Rewards points, then you get reimbursed the difference.

Guru’s Wrap-up

It’s a good idea to start looking for travel dates early, especially for peak times. With Southwest’s refund policy, there’s not much to worry about. Even if you working towards a Companion Pass but don’t have it yet, you can book now and add a companion later. You can also buy discounted Southwest gift cards for even cheaper flights.

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