Many of us who regularly fly Southwest Airlines know that the early bird usually gets the cheapest airfares on that airline. So it is important to book SWA flights as early as possible. At the present time the calendar for bookings extends only to November 4.
A blogger has noticed that the next calendar extension is scheduled for June 2. As of that date, you will be able to book flights as far out as January 4, 2017…covering Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
A great thing about Southwest is that cancellations are free of penalty. So, you can make multiple reservations on June 2, then cancel the ones later that don’t actually fit your schedule.
“Free of penalty” should be clarified: If you pay with Rapid Rewards points, they will be returned to your account if you cancel (or don’t actually board) a flight. You can find the official rules on this Southwest Airlines page.