Southwest Extends Schedule Through 2016 Holidays

Southwest Airlines Schedule Extended to January 4th, 2017

Southwest Airlines has just extended it’s schedule for flights between November 4th, 2016 to January 4th, 2017. This is a critical time for booking flights with Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years all falling within these couple of months. Unfortunately, there are no new exciting routes with this release… But, coming soon are Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancun (CUN), Puerto Vallarta (PVR), and Cabo San Lucs (SJD). These flights are expected to begin in November but Southwest must apply first for the route authority. With near Open Skies between the USA and Mexico approvals should not be a problem.

New flights include:

  • Baltimore (BWI) to San Jose, California (SJC) 1x daily
  • Salt Lake City (SLC) to San Jose, California (SJC) 2x daily
  • Providence (PVD) to Washington DC (DCA) 2x daily
  • Kansas City (MCI) to San Antonio (SAT) 1x daily
  • Long Beach (LGB) to Oakland (OAK) 4x daily¬†this was already released prior to the extension date

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Book Your 2016 Holiday Flights!

With this release Southwest is expected to have it’s most flights ever on one day on November 27th because of Thanksgiving. It might be a great time to book flights now on Southwest! Remember when booking a flight¬†on Southwest you can refare your flight later on if it get’s cheaper. When you do this just note that on Wanna Get Away fares the refund amount would be to Southwest credits that are valid for one year from the original booking date. For points bookings or fully refundable fares the entire amount is put back on to your original method of payment. If I know I have travel plans coming up I always book the flights on the release date to secure the dates especially around the holiday season. Don’t want to make mom mad!

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