Airline Pet Policy Southwest Airlines
If your dog or cat meets the requirements listed in Southwest Airlines pet policy to travel in-cabin, you will need an approved airline pet carrier. The maximum size carrier that can be carried on a Southwest flight is 8.5" high x 18.5" long x 13.5" wide. If you are traveling with a soft-sided carrier, the height should be measured when compressed. There must be sufficient room for your pet to stand up and turn around in the carrier. It must have a waterproof bottom and must have adequate ventilation.
A maximum of 6 pets is permitted per flight. Southwest pet policy is one pet carrier per paying adult passenger. Two very small dogs or cats can travel in the same carrier as long as they are of the same species.
You must produce proof of current rabies vaccination for your pet.
You must notify Southwest Airlines that you are traveling with a pet. Reservations for pets cannot be made online. The charge for transporting a pet in the cabin is $75.00 each way. The fare is changing to $95.00 for flights after January 15, 2014. Any flights on routes served with AirTran are subject to AirTran's pet policy when flying on their aircraft.
Pets are not permitted to travel on international flights including those to Puerto Rico.
Service Animals: Both service and comfort animals are permitted to fly in the cabin with advanced approval.
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