What Is Southwest Airlines Pet Travel Policy

27/10/2022

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Southwest Airlines allows customers to bring small pets into the cabin on their domestic flights. However, pets are not allowed on international flights. Each customer is allowed to bring only 1 pet on board. The carrier may contain up to 2 cats or dogs of the same species and is considered carry-on baggage. It must be small enough to fit under the seat in front of you. Southwest does not require a health certificate or other documentation from the customer's veterinarian to transport pets. The charge for a pet is $95 per pet carrier each way.

Southwest Airlines Pet Travel Policy

Southwest Airlines Pet Travel Policy Southwest Airlines welcomes small cats and dogs in the cabin on most of our flights! We understand that your pet is a dear member of your family, so we take every precaution to ensure that their journey is comfortable and safe when they fly with us. Here are some things you need to know before you book a ticket: - 

  • Fully trained and vaccinated pets can only travel in the cabin if you've booked a flight, and should be placed under the passenger's seat.
  •  Passengers may bring one pet on the flight. Only 6 pets can be taken on the entire flight, and the one who booked the flight first will be considered. 
  • At the airport check-in counter 1-800-I-FLY-SWA (1-800-435-9792), passengers can confirm their boarding passes online, although pets must also be checked in at the counter.
  •  According to Southwest Airlines' pet policy, no feral pets are allowed on flights.

Southwest Pet Carrier Requirements

To bring your furry friends on a Southwest Airlines flight, you will need an approved pet carrier.

  •  Each carrier can hold up to 2 pets of the same species, and each ticketed passenger is allowed one carrier. Your pet carrier must meet the following requirements: 
  • The carrier must be no more than 18.5 inches long, 8.5 inches high, and 13.5 inches wide to fit under a seat
  •  The carrier can be either soft or hard
  •  The carrying container must be leak-proof
  •  The carrier must be ventilated
  •  Your pet must be kept in a carrier at the gate during boarding and deplaning, and throughout the flight. It should also be able to stand in the carrier and move freely.

How Do I Make A Reservation For My Pet On Southwest Airlines

  • If you want to reserve a seat for your pet on a Southwest Airlines flight, call the Southwest Airlines pet reservation number to reserve a seat. There is no guarantee of a place for pets as space is limited. Southwest Airlines operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so passengers/customers are encouraged to make reservations for their pets as soon as possible.
  • Passengers/customers are advised to book their flight tickets through online mode or through the airport/airline office. Under Southwest Airlines' pet policy, pets are not allowed to travel with their owners. If you have additional questions about pet reservations with Southwest Airlines, just call the Southwest Airlines pet reservation number. 1-800-I-FLY-SWA (1-800-435-9792)
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