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Southwest Airlines Baggage Allowance and Fee




Founded : March 15, 1967; 53 years ago

Key people : Herb Kelleher (Founder) | Gary C. Kelly (Chairman, CEO) | Tom Nealon (President)

Country : United States

Office Address : Southwest Airlines Co. 2702 Love Field Drive

City : Dallas

State : Texas,

Zip Code : 75235

Phone number : 1 (800) 435-9792

Official Website :

Personal item and Carry on

The permissible limit is only one item as a piece of carry-on baggage.  25x40x60cm is the maximum dimension allowed for the carry- on baggage. Only one extra personal item with this baggage can be carried by a passenger. That item may be a laptop bag, a handbag, a purse, or a briefcase. This personal item should be under a dimension of 46 x 22 x 34 cm.

Checked baggage

Southwest Airlines passengers can take only 2 baggage of 22 Kg each whose dimension should be within 157 cm.

Additional or Excess baggage

If you want to carry any excess baggage considered as 3rd baggage, then the cost is 75 dollars per piece. The same cost is incurred for an oversized (62 inches to 80 inches) or overweight (50 lbs to 100 lbs) bag.

Bag Type Allowance Weight Dimension
Carry-on Baggage 1 baggage Personal items like purses, briefcases,
cameras, food containers,
or laptops
2 items free Depends on your destination,
date of the ticket,
and fare and status as a frequent flyer
22 kg (50 lbs) per piece 157cm (62 inches)


Southwest Airlines Baggage Policy FAQ's

  • $75 per bag $0 per bag $75 per item
  • 3rd + Checked Bags Military traveling on active duty or permanent change of station orders3 Large Media Camera Equipment

Unlike most of the Southwest Airlines booking charges for checked luggage of the passengers, to Southwest Airlines they permit 2 free bags per passenger.

Log in to the official website and enter your ticket details. Add the extra luggage and make the payment for the extra portion. You will get a confirmation mail to your registered mail-id.

Passenger carrying any kind of gel item or liquid food item more than 3.4 ounces are strictly restricted in carry-on luggage. They should be included in the checked-in baggage.


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