What is Southwest Airlines pet policy?

Table of contents:

  1. What is Southwest Airlines pet policy?
  2. How do pets travel in cargo?
  3. Are any airlines flying pets in cargo?
  4. Which airline has best pet policy?
  5. How much is it to ship a dog to another state?
  6. Do I need a pet health certificate to fly?

What is Southwest Airlines pet policy?

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 pets travel in cargo?

Dogs and cats flying in cargo must travel in a well-ventilated, rigid (a.k.a. hard-sided) kennel. Soft-sided carriers are not allowed for safety reasons. Most airlines required that the kennel have a solid top and base (i.e. without ventilation openings) and at least three sides with ventilation.

Are any airlines flying pets in cargo?

And it can be costly: Delta charges $125 per pet each way for domestic travel. American Airlines says it will still accept pets through its cargo service, albeit with restrictions. ... Owners should always check with airlines in advance to make sure a pet will be allowed aboard.

Which airline has best pet policy?

Most pet-friendly U.S. airlines

  • American Airlines: Best for West Coast travel.
  • United Airlines: Best for East Coast travel.
  • Delta Airlines: Best for small pets.
  • Southwest Airlines: Best for cheap pet fees.
  • JetBlue: Best for pet amenities.
  • Allegiant Air: Best for pet check-in process.

How much is it to ship a dog to another state?

The cost to ship a dog depends on the distance and needs of the dog. The average cost to ship a dog within 300 miles is $120 to $250. For longer distance shipments, the average cost is $270 to $500. Check out our cost-to-ship index, for more specific details on dog shipments completed through the uShip marketplace.

Do I need a pet health certificate to fly?

Yes, just about every commercial airline will require a pet health certificate (one for each pet) that is to be on a flight. ... For example, some airlines will require a health certificate within 14 days of travel while some will recommend the certificate be obtained within 10 days of travel.