Traveling with pets - Search Results - Southwest Airlines
Traveling With Pets: General Information. Southwest Airlines allows small vaccinated domestic cats and dogs to travel with you in-cabin under the seat in front of you. All pets must be carried in an appropriate carrier, as indicated below.
Unless your pet is a proven service animal, you must pay fees on virtually all airlines to take your pet onboard or check it as cargo. As of 2010, most airlines charged less than $100 per flight direction for pet travel. Also, round-trip tickets will normally include two pet fees. Airlines such as Southwest and Continental limit the number of pets who can fly onboard, so always make advance arrangements with your chosen air carrier.
I have been researching carriers for a Southwest flight coming up, there has been different people that had good luck with sturdibags. Havent seen any that fit the exact dimensions for Southwest. But I just saw kobi carriers. I even called the sturdibag company about traveling with Southwest airlines , he said he hasnt had any complaints (never know really). I bought one from petsmart , the flexiblility is what had me interested but we will see. The difference in the height is what has me concerned dont know if it really does what they say. If anyone has any experiences with this bag I would like to hear from you.
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Unlike some airlines, Southwest does not allow pets as checked luggage. If you wish to travel on Southwest with a pet, you must take it in the airplane's cabin with you. Southwest requires that you house your pet in a pet carrier large enough to completely enclose the animal. Pet owners must pay a fee of $75 each way, as of publication, to travel with an animal. If you don't have a pet carrier, the airline sells approved carriers for $45. Pets must be vaccinated, although Southwest doesn't require the owner to show proof of vaccination. Assuming that you have made arrangements for your pet's drop off and pick up, in almost all instances, you will need to move your pet using an airline, and your pet will be sent as air cargo. Virtually all airlines accept pets in cargo except for Southwest Airlines, JetBlue and the smaller commuter airlines that do not have facilities for them. to check rules and regulations for traveling with a pet on the airline you are considering. 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 $95.00 each way. Any flights on routes served with AirTran are subject to AirTran's pet policy when flying on their aircraft. Pets must be checked in at the airport ticket counter, however customers can still secure their boarding pass online, at curbside checkin, the airport kiosk, or the ticket counter.Aiming to fulfill demand without turning their cabins into zoos, airlines limit the size and number of pets that passengers can carry on for a fee. For example, allows six pet carriers per flight, at $125 each. American Airlines flew 122,818 pets as carry-ons last year, and while Southwest Airlines said it doesn’t tally the figure, the number of pets tends to spike during the holidays when travelers are flying to visit family.