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Things to know about the Southwest Baggage Allowance:

When flying with Southwest on the upcoming flights wants to enquire about the carry-on baggage to avoid the inconvenience while boarding the scheduled flight at the Airport. In this blog post, you will able to find the details regarding carry-on baggage items allowed, Baggage policy, extra luggage fees, and things you should do before you start packing.

What does Southwest allow you to carry on?

Generally, Southwest Airlines allows their travelers to bring one bag and one personal item but you should make sure that the carry-on bag should be fit in the overhead bin. Therefore personal item includes handbag, laptop bags, and carry-on bags including backpacks, and small trolley bags per person for free.

Size and measurements for the carry-on bag:

  • The trolley or backpack must fit in the overhead bin.
  • Passengers should make sure that the carry-on bag must not exceed the measurement of 24" Length, 16" Width, and 10" Height.
  • The carry-on bags include items like small suitcases and roller bags.

Details of the one personal item:

  • If you want to bring one personal item then you should make sure that it must be fit under the seat.
  • According to the Southwest Baggage Policy, Passengers can bring items like handbags, crossbody bags, laptop sleeves or bags, neck pillows, and small cameras.

Note: For those traveling with their pet then the pet carrier will be counted as a personal item or carry-on bag.

What is not allowed in a carry-on bag?

Southwest suggests their travelers pack properly so that it can facilitate the screening process and ease the check-in process at the Airport. To understand what should you pack or avoid before arriving at the Airport check the given list. However, even if any item is allowed then it is subjected to special screening or not allowed through the check-in point.

  • Passengers are restricted from carrying Aerosol- Insecticide in the carry-ons but you can bring it to the checked bags.
  • Southwest Airlines allows you to bring an Air Mattress with a Built-in Pump in carry-on bags with special instructions.
  • For those who want to bring alcoholic beverages in carry-on/checked bags but less than 100ml.
  • You should remember that the Airline does not allow alcoholic beverages with more than 70% alcohol.
  • Travelers are not supposed to carry Ammunition in their carry-ons but you can bring it in the checked bags with the special instructions.
  • Arc Lighters, Plasma Lighters, and Electronic lighters are not allowed in their checked/ carry-on bags to prevent unintentional activation.

What is the Southwest Checked Baggage Policy?

For a passenger who wants to fly on an upcoming flight to Southwest then it would be best to know the Airline's Checked baggage policy as it will provide an accurate picture of the baggage measurement. As per the Southwest Policy, passengers are allowed to bring two checked luggage for free if they do not exceed the weight limit. You can check your baggage using the self-kiosk or check-in counter at the Airport.

  • The checked baggage weight must not exceed the weight limit of 50 Pounds for each bag.
  • The Passenger needs to make sure that the size does not the length, width, and height of 62 inches.

How much does Southwest charge for an extra checked bag?

Generally, Southwest charges differently for extra checked baggage as it depends on the travel distance and more. Basics charges including weight are given below.

  • You may be required to pay $125 per bag to carry a third extra baggage.
  • If you are carrying oversized baggage with a maximum size of 80 inches then also pay $125 per bag.
  • For overweight bags with a weight limit of 51 -70 lbs, the fee will be $100 and $125 for the 71- 100 lbs.