Southwest opens up their schedule for about 6 months at a time. Normally, it may not be that big of a deal, but with the impending devaluation of the Rapid Reward point system, it is smart to keep an idea on the schedule as it opens to make sure you can ticket your trips before the devaluation.
The devaluation is set to occur for award bookings made on March 31st or later. That will more than likely mean you can book travel up to around October at the current rates for Rapid Reward points. So, consider this a reminder to start checking for your travel plans on Southwest as the calendar continues to expand. On January 27, 2014, the calendar will open up for travel through August 8, 2014.