Southwest Schedule Extension, Plus New Hawaii Routes for $129 OW

Southwest Schedule Extension

Southwest Schedule Extension

Southwest has extended their schedule. The reservation system now allows you to now book flights through June 4, 2020. That means you get book travel about 8 months ahead. Previously you were only able to book through April 13, so the extension now open up the dates for early summer travel.

Southwest is the nation’s largest domestic carrier and has 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 Hawaii Routes

There’s two new routes available from San Diego to Hawaii:

  • Once daily service between San Diego and Kahului on Maui begins April 14, 2020
  • Once daily service between San Diego and Honolulu on Oahu begins April 20, 2020

There’s also an introductory offer. In celebration of new nonstop service between San Diego and the Hawaiian Islands, Southwest is selling fares as low as $129 each way on both routes, for travel between April 14 (for Maui service) and June 4, 2020, and for Honolulu service between April 20 and June 4, 2020.

These low fares are available for purchase through 11:59 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time today, Oct. 30, 2019. Seats are limited and certain blackout dates apply.

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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