June 10 - Southwest Releases Flight Schedule Through Jan. 5, 2022
Southwest has extended their flight schedule through the holiday season. Travelers can now book flights, including award flights, for travel through Jan. 5, 2022. Some notable service changes:
Southwest plans to resume flights to all of their previous international destinations, like the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Mexico and Belize by Nov. 7, 2021.
Adding service to Bellingham, Washington, and Syracuse, New York.
Adding more flights to Hawaii from Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Read more about Southwest's flights to Hawaii here.
June 1 - Rapid Rewards Members Can Earn Bonus Points and Companion Pass in Sweepstakes
Southwest is giving away 50 million Rapid Rewards points in their Wanna Get Away sweepstakes. From June 1 to June 18, 2021, Rapid Rewards members can enter on the sweepstakes website to win up to 50,000 bonus points each day. On June 18, prizes include up to 1,000,000 Rapid Rewards points, a $500 Southwest gift card and a Southwest promotional Companion Pass valid through Dec. 31, 2022.
Photo courtesy of Southwest Airlines.
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