Southwest Airlines Reservations Extended Through April 6, 2015

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Up until today you could only book a Southwest flight through March 6, 2015. However, I was browsing around the Southwest Airlines site today and saw that they opened up their schedule to allow you to book through April 6, 2015. This means you can now book travel for March vacation!

So this is a heads up to book now if you are certain of your flights for that time period. Fortunately though, if you book today and if the flight price goes down you are able to get the difference back:

  • Paid flight: Receive a voucher for the difference to be used one year from the date the flight was purchased. This voucher is non-transferable. If you booked your flight using points, the difference in points will go back into your account. You can rebook your original flight online to get this voucher/point difference credited – no phone call is needed.
  • Flight booked with points: The difference in points goes straight back into your account.

Additionally, with Southwest, you can fully cancel your reservation for NO penalty. Here are the four scenarios on how you will get refunded for your reservation:

  • Purchasing a ticket with a credit card: If cancelled, you will receive a credit back in the full amount you paid valid for one year from when the ticket was purchased. Unfortunately, these credits are not transferable.
  • Purchasing a ticket with Southwest credit or a voucher: If cancelled, you will receive a credit back in the full amount you paid, but the expiration date will stick from the original voucher expiration date. This will not extend the date. Again, these credits/vouchers are not transferable.
  • Purchasing a ticket using points: If cancelled, you will receive the full amount of points used back into your account. The points will go back into the account from which they were pulled from even if they were used on another passenger. There is no fee at all!
  • Purchasing a ticket using a free ticket: If cancelled, you will receive the free ticket back into your account. This will not extend the expiration date. If the ticket was used for another passenger, it will still go back into the account from where the free ticket was pulled from. There is no fee at all!

What flights did you book today?!

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