Southwest Airlines 2018 Baggage Allowance and Fees

Flying with Southwest Airlines? Discover everything you need to know about Southwest Airlines baggage allowance, restrictions, fees and charges.


Southwest Airlines Carry-On Baggage

Soutwest Airlines follow TSA rulings, this means your carry on luggage allowance is one carry on bag (10 x 16 x 24 inches) and a personal bag (18.5 x 8.5 x 13.5 inches). Your carry on bag will be stored in the overhead lockers and your personal bag must fit under the seat in front of you.


Southwest Airlines Checked Baggage

Southwest Airlines allows two checked pieces of baggage free of charge per ticketed Customer,  provided the bags don’t exceed 50 lbs and 62 inches (L+W+H).

$75.00 charge per item (one-way) can be paid for luggage that is overweight from 51 to 100 pounds and oversized items in excess of 62 inches (but not more than 80 inches).


Southwest Airlines Sports Equipment

Some items may be checked into the hold as a piece of free Checked Baggage allowance for each passenger at no extra charge. Please refer to this page for specific details.


Travelling With Infants on Southwest Airlines

If you are travelling with a child under the age of 2, that will not be occupying a seat then you do not need to purchase a flight ticket. However you must carry their boarding verification document with them.

Southwest Airlines also offer tickets for children over the age of two, at a lower price than adult fares. A child over the age of 2 must have their own seat and have a boarding pass on flight with them. All children should be accompanied by an adult on the aircraft. For more information on travelling with children on Southwest Airline click here.



Uni Baggage – Airline Baggage Alternative

It’s no secret that airline baggage can not only be complex depending on the route you’re travelling, but it can be expensive. Thankfully, that’s where Uni Baggage comes in!

Uni Baggage provides a great low cost alternative to airline baggage, offering fast and convenient luggage shipping services which allow you to travel hands-free.

Book online and Uni Baggage will collect your luggage and deliver it quickly and safely to where it needs to go. As well as providing a reliable door to door service, Uni Baggage offers luggage tracking, SMS and email notifications the entire way through. Uni Baggage ships to 200+ countries worldwide. To find out more, visit our luggage shipping page.

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Up to date information collected from the following sites on 27/07/2018
https://www.southwest.com/
https://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/family/baby-on-board-pol.html?clk=GFOOTER-CUSTOMER-INFANT
https://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/baggage/index.html?clk=GFOOTER-CUSTOMER-BAGS
https://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/baggage/checked-bags-pol.html
https://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/baggage/carryon-bags-pol.html