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We all try to save our money on flight bookings, and if you are also one of us, then you must have heard about southwest airlines advance booking, which is provided to all the passengers of Southwest. Passengers can save money and time while planning a trip by using the advance booking option. Southwest is best known for its customer support. If the passengers face any issue with their booking, its knowledgeable staff has the caliber to provide expert assistance in any matter. Keep on reading the information below to know more-

How Far in Advance can you Book on Southwest?

Southwest releases its flight chart in smaller chunks. It is usually released 6 to 8 months in advance for the passengers. You can find the cheaper flight using a low-fare calendar, get the flight data before six to eight months, and book the flight as per your requirements.

How to Book a Southwest Flight in Advance?

You can book an advance flight ticket by following the below-mentioned tickets-

  1. You have to visit the official website of Southwest Airlines at www.southwest.com and choose the low-fare calendar option. 
  2. A new page with a flight booking form will be displayed on the screen, and you must start filling out the details. 
  3. Enter your departure and destination airports, your trip type( if its one way, round trip), departure month (you can choose the preferred months by clicking on the calendar), return month, and choose the number of passengers traveling with you and travel class.
  4.  You can also apply airline vouchers or promo codes available to you for a discounted fare.
  5. After entering all the details, click on the search option to get the data for selected months.
  6. You will get the dates and fares of the flight departure date. Select your preferred date and proceed further to see the available flights.
  7. You will get the list of available flights on your preferred date and select the trip as per your choice.
  8. Enter your booking details, including your full name( same as mentioned on your official documents), date of birth, Nationality, passport details, government-issued travel documents, etc., and complete the process.
  9. You can also choose your seat during the booking process or do it later during check-in.
  10. You can also add on services like meals, and special assistance, including pets, during the reservation period.
  11. After completing the booking process, click the proceeds for payment option and continue paying the ticket fare. You can also use your miles to pay for the flight.
  12. After completion, you will obtain a confirmation mail with a flight ticket to your provided email address

Do Southwest Prices Go Down at the Last Minute?

Timing plays an important role when booking a ticket. Ticket prices are usually higher as the departure date comes closer, so it is best to reserve a flight ticket in advance by using cheaper options. Flights fares tend to be the most affordable when you reserve the ticket between four months and three weeks before your scheduled departure date. You can expect rates to go up after that period. You can also use other methods to get a cheap flight ticket from Southwest, such as the Low Fare calendar option and booking a flight ticket in incognito mode.

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