Can I take my dog on a Southwest flight?

Table of contents:

  1. Can I take my dog on a Southwest flight?
  2. How do I add my dog to a Southwest flight?
  3. Can I take my pet out of the carrier on a plane?
  4. What does it cost to fly your pet?
  5. How do big dogs travel on planes?

Can I take my dog on a Southwest flight?

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. Pets are not allowed to travel in-cabin on international flights or any itinerary that includes an international flight.

How do I add my dog to a Southwest flight?

You must register your pet in advance of your flight by calling 1-800-435-9792. Pets will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Southwest Airlines maintains the right to refuse pets who exhibit aggressive behavior or any characteristics that appear incompatible with air travel.

Can I take my pet out of the carrier on a plane?

You cannot remove the animal from the carrier while on the plane. The carrier containing your dog can only go completely under the seat in front of you. Carriers cannot be stored on your lap, in an overhead bin or anywhere else.

What does it cost to fly your pet?

Airlines typically charge a $100 to $125 one-way fee to bring your dog in the cabin. And, if you want your pet to fly in the cabin, you'll need to purchase an airline-compliant pet carrier, which can cost from $30 up to $250, according to Consumer Reports.

How do big dogs travel on planes?

As Checked Bags: The majority of airlines allow crated dogs to fly as checked bags. This means you will bring your dog's crate to check-in like your other baggage, and he or she will be weighing and transported like the rest of the plane's bags.