Overview of Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines is the largest low-cost airline in the United States, with the third-largest fleet of aircraft in the world with flights to a variety of popular cities around the country. Southwest Airlines is located in Dallas and provides nonstop service to over 100 cities in ten countries.
Southwest, unlike many other low-cost airlines, does not charge for up to two checked bags, non-alcoholic drinks, or a variety of additional food and other services.
Southwest Airlines Baggage Allowance Policy
On domestic and international flights, Southwest Airlines offers check-in and hand baggage policies to assist fulfill the needs of each customer. In order to have a completely pleasurable stay and avoid the inconveniences of luggage preparation and airport check-in, passengers need to be conscious of Southwest Airlines regulations, including carry-on and checked baggage.
When you fly with Southwest Airlines, you get two pieces of carry-on luggage free of charge: the first and second (personal items). Southwest Airlines, on the other hand, imposes size limits, such as:
Personal items: 18.5 x 13.5 x 8.5 inches (47 x 34.3 x 22 cm)
Standard luggage dimensions: 24 x 16 x 10 inches (60 x 40.6 x 25.4 cm)
You will be charged an extra $75 per bag if your bag is overweight (50 to 100 pounds) or big (greater than 62 inches to 80 inches).
When travelling with Southwest, your first two checked bags are free as long as they don't weigh more than 50 pounds and aren't longer than 62 inches on either side. If your stuffs are larger but less than 100 pounds and less than 80 inches on each side, you'll have to pay $75 per item, each trip.
The following are the details of Southwest Airlines checked baggage / standard checked baggage policy:
+ 2 standard bags, with a maximum of 10 bags
+ The maximum size is 62 inches (157 cm) in length, breadth, and height.
+ Weight limit: 50 pounds (23 kg).
It will cost $75 per item, each trip, if you have more than two bags to check.
If you have more luggage than is allowed, you will be charged $75 per item. The same cost is charged for inspecting athletic equipment (including archery, boogie or bicycle gear, etc.)
Southwest Airlines will charge an extra $75 USD for luggage measuring 63 to 115 linear inches (160 to 292 centimetres) in length. Bags that are longer than 115 linear inches (292 centimetres) will not be accepted as checked baggage. You will also have to pay an extra $75 USD per bag if your luggage weighs 51 to 100 pounds or 24 to 46 kilograms. Ch
You are free to carry food on the plane as long as it passes through security. On the flight, you can also bring food purchased at the airport. It's worth noting, though, that laws prohibit passengers from drinking alcohol on board unless it's provided by the airline.
Southwest provides complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic drinks on flights exceeding 250 miles. Alcoholic beverages will cost you money. Snacks are frequently provided on longer trips.
Certain unique sporting equipment, as well as a replacement for one of the free pieces of luggage, will be permitted (subject to certain restrictions). Excess weight and size charges may apply if these products weigh more than 50 pounds or are longer than 62 inches. You are permitted to carry onboard the following basic sporting equipment:
+ Equipment for archery
+ Softball and baseball equipment
+ Bow bag
+ Fishing Rod & Box
+ Golf bag
+ Scuba diving equipment
+ Equipment for skiing
Children under the age of two years (24 months) do not require their own seat. You must, however, contact Southwest Airlines if you want to fly with an infant on your lap. Each additional infant under the age of two will require an extra seats if an adult is travelling with more than one infant under the age of two.
During ticket purchase and processes, children under the age of two must provide a birth certificate. If you have the necessary newborn care equipment, you can also acquire an infant seat.