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The Southwest Schedule Extended Into April, 2019 – Plus New Non-Stop Routes Announced

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Written by Charlie

The Southwest schedule has just been extended into April of 2019. This is a perfect time to book for early spring vacations. Also, Southwest announced new non-stop routes that include some international destinations as well.

The Southwest schedule has just been extended and now stretches into April of 2019. This is good news for all fans of the popular airline because it means you can at least lock in tickets now – and then always cancel or rebook them at later times and save more money.

The Southwest Schedule Extended – Into April, 2019

Link: Southwest Schedule Extended

In the case of Southwest, since you are able to change your bookings at no penalty and even rebook at lower prices, it makes total sense to lock in travel for vacation periods when the schedule opens and then change the booking later if the price drops. This newest extension moves the bookable limit of March 6 up to

Book Now

With spring break season now in the bookable calendar, it means that many people will be booking up the earlier, cheaper fares. If you are interested in the time that just opened – from March 7 – April 7 – you should book now! The Southwest schedule now runs through April 7, 2019.

Unfortunately, they have stopped just shy of the dates for the Boston Marathon! You can watch for those dates to open up with the next schedule extension which will drop September 27 (after you know whether you will be running the Boston Marathon anyway!).

So, start looking and locking in your Southwest vacation flights. You can always cancel and rebook later if a sale gets the prices lower than you pay today.

New Non-Stop Routes Announced

St. Louis is getting some international non-stop love! For anyone that enjoys stepping on an airplane in their home airport and stepping off it at their final destination, non-stops are fantastic! Here are the new non-stop routes and when they will begin service:

More International Service

Beginning Saturday, March 9, 2019, the carrier will add new and returning seasonal flights on Saturdays between:

St. Louis and Montego Bay, Jamaica*
St. Louis and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic*
Milwaukee and Cancun
Pittsburgh and Cancun
Raleigh-Durham and Cancun
San Antonio and Cancun
Baltimore/Washington and Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos

*Subject to government approvals

New Nonstop Routes throughout the United States

Southwest also announced the beginning of new seasonal service on Saturdays effective
March 9, 2019, between:

Cleveland and Tampa
and Orlando

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, the carrier will begin weekly service on Sundays between:

Dallas and West Palm Beach, Fla.

Dallas and Harlingen, Tex.

Houston and Lubbock

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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.