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Old 01-03-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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What time does Southwest open their flights?

I've seen on the southwest website that they are opening more flights on January 22. The last time I was looking for airfare on southwest (about 2 years ago) it was common knowledge that they usually released flights on a Tuesday somewhere between 9-10 am. The 22nd is a Sunday so obviously things have changed a little. Is there a set time for when the flights will be released? 6 am? 8am? 10 am? any help would be appreciated
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:47 AM   #2
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It's a mystery at this point. As you note, for some time it was common for them to open their flights at 10:00 a.m. CT on the release date, but for most of the past couple of years it has been much earlier; closer to 5:00 a.m. or 5:30 a.m. CT. However, on the last release date they came out later again. As a result, my best advice is to start trying as soon as you can and keep trying until it works (and be prepared for the new dates to appear and disappear several times before you finally can book).
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In October, they released flights for Spring, which included our May flights. This was done between 5-5:30am central. They stayed at $153 for 3 months until last week when they dropped by $50 each way per person.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:19 PM   #4
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decisions, buy right away or wait....i guess at least you get a credit
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