It is never too early to start planning!
In fact, you should develop a rewards strategy as soon as you have a trip in mind. This gives you enough time to get the points needed to fund the trip. Keep in mind: most airlines release their schedules about 330 days out. Booking when schedules are released gives you the best availability.
You wouldn’t start saving money for the trip of a lifetime the month before, would you? Think about earning points the same way. Sign up and start planning now!