Summer is here and if you are looking to travel with your pet here are some tips from your pet’s favorite airlines, Southwest Airlines. On domestic flights, small vaccinated pet cats and dogs can travel with you in-cabin under the seat in front of you. All pets must be carried in an appropriate carrier. The pet carrier counts as either a carryon item or a personal item. If you do not have your own pet carrier you can purchase an official Southwest Airlines branded pet carrier for $58 (tax included) at any Southwest Airport Ticket Counter or online (tax not included) at

If you are traveling domestically, reservations must be made in advance by calling 1-800-I-FLY-SWA. 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 through security together and on to the departure gate (don’t forget a pit stop for pet relief). Remember, Southwest Airlines does not accept pets (cats or dogs) traveling without a Customer and pets are not permitted to travel with unaccompanied minors.

Now that you are ready to travel with your pet, Southwest Airlines can help ensure the flight is a positive experience for both you and your pet.

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Your Checklist
1. Get an approved pet carrier
2. On the day of travel, bring Fluffy in the pet carrier to the airport
3. Pay the $95 Pet Fare at the ticket counter
4. Go through security together
5. Enjoy your flight with your furry friend!