Sometimes you need to travel with your pet. Sometimes you want to travel with your pet. Southwest Airlines allows small vaccinated domestic cats and dogs to travel with you in-cabin under the seat in front of you in an appropriate carrier. Animals are not allowed to travel in-cabin on international flights.

Up to six pets will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. Pets must be checked in at the airport ticket counter, where you will also pay the Pet Fare.

Pet Reservation & Payment Information

  • Pets traveling are subject to a $95 Pet Fare each way
  • Reservations must be made in advance by calling 1-800-I-FLY-SWA (1-800-435-9792). On the day of travel, Customers must bring the pet to the airport in an approved pet carrier. Proceed to the airport ticket counter to check the pet in and pay the Pet Fare before going to the departure gate.

In-cabin Pet Carriers

Get your official Southwest Airlines branded pet carrier for $58 at any Southwest Airport Ticket Counter or online at Southwest: The Store. 

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