Just this morning I posted that Southwest postponed extended their flight schedule by four days. The extension was supposed to take place today, March 14th, but it was extended to March 18th. This was largely due to the 737 MAX aircrafts being grounded and Southwest needing time to sort out their current and future schedules. Well, it looks like Southwest must have figured out what they needed to do as this extension date has now been pushed forward and is showing a date of March 15, which means tomorrow!
While there is no set time on when the schedule is available for new reservations, typically it comes available some time between 6:30-9:30am EST based on my own personal experience. If you are looking to book a Southwest flight for the month of October, you might want to consider locking in a flight right when you wake up. For peak dates, such as Columbus Day and weekend schedules, prices are many times the lowest possible the day the schedule is available. And since Southwest allows you to cancel and change your flight for no fee, there is really little to no risk booking now, especially if you book on points.
What I am personally excited about is the extension of the Hawaii flights! I am definitely eager to see what new routes will be announced, if any, and any fare sales associated with this announcement. October is a great time to visit Hawaii, so definitely start considering booking a trip if it is on your radar!
Stay tuned for more info tomorrow!