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Southwest Now Open for Christmas and New Years + New Routes

Written by Charlie

As of today, Southwest extended their schedule so that the holidays are now bookable. Not only that, but there are new flights coming as well as a slight devaluation.

Southwest Extended Their Schedule – Holidays Now Bookable!

Southwest extended their schedule today to allow bookings through January 4, 2017! That is great news for those of you who use Southwest for holiday travel. Time to book for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and any other holidays you celebrate and travel for.

Coinciding with the opening of their schedule, Southwest has also announced 5 new non-stop flights that will begin on November 6. Here are the new city pairs and their frequency:

  • Washington Reagan National (DCA) – Providence, Rhode Island (PVD) – 2 daily flights
  • Washington-Dulles (IAD) – Orlando, FL (MCO) – 1 daily flight
  • Baltimore (BWI) – San Jose, California (SJC) – 1 daily flight
  • San Jose, California (SJC) – Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) – 2 daily flights
  • Kansas City, MO (MCI) – San Antonio, TX (SAT) – 1 daily flight

To serve as a reminder, Southwest has a sale going on now that will end tonight so make sure you check this post to see what the details of this sale are.

Finally, as was noticed a few weeks ago on Flyertalk, Southwest has made a silent devaluation to the base value of their points. It has gone from 70 points per dollar to 72 points per dollar in redemption value. This is not a deal breaker but any unannounced devaluation is never a good thing. So much for Transfarency

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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.