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      Southwest Airlines follows TSA rulings, which means your carry-on luggage allowance is one carry-on bag (24L x 16W x 10H inches) and a personal bag (18.5 x 8.5 x 13.5 inches). Your carry-on baggage is stored in the lockers and your bag must fit under the seat. According to TSA policy, carry-on bags are limited to one bag and small personal items. Pet carriers are considered as either a personal item or a carry-on if you are traveling with one. 

      Southwest Airlines Carry-on Baggage Allowance

      Southwest permits two checked bags free of charge per passenger, as long as the bags do not exceed 50 lbs. and 62 inches (L+W+H).  

      Overweight luggage from 51 to 100 punches and oversized items larger than 62 inches might be charged $75.00 per item (one-way). 

      Southwest Airlines Late Check-In Baggage 

      You should check your bags 60 minutes before your departure time. Unfortunately, if you do not arrive at that time, we will be unable to board you. 

      Southwest Airlines Sports Equipment Policy 

      Some things may be put into the hold as part of each passenger's complimentary checked baggage allowance at no additional cost.  

      On a one-item-for-one-bag basis, any of the things listed below may be checked in place of one piece of your free checked baggage allotment.  


      Bicycles with a single seat are non-motorized. A properly packed hard bicycle box that fits within the dimensions and weight limits imposed for standard checked luggage weights, such as 62 inches and less than 50 pounds. Pedals and handlebars must be removed and wrapped in a protective box to avoid damaging other luggage. In cases when a limited release of liability exists, customers are not entitled to repayment or compensation for harm. There may be a need to give additional costs. 


      Passengers provide golf bags in certain golf bag carrying cases, which includes clubs, balls, and shoes. There is a condition in which the passenger provides hooded golf bags or golf bags in soft-sided carrying cases. Overweight prices will apply to golf bags weighing more than 50 pounds. 

      Baseball and Softball gear 

      Baseball and softball equipment, such as a bag containing four bats, one helmet, one pair of cleats, one jersey, one glove, and one pair of batting gloves. The catcher may have a chance to get extra equipment. 

      Kneeboard or the boogie Archery supplies 

      Archery equipment, including a bow, arrows, and an average-sized target stand (large target stands cannot be accepted). The bow and arrows are in a container and are accepted to the carrier for normal baggage without sustaining damage to the equipment. Only balls and shoes are included in the bowing bag. 

      A fishing rod and a tackle box 

      The fishing rod container must be able to include in standard checked baggage without causing harm to the rod. The oversize price applies only if the fishing rod container is longer than 91 inches. A proper, strong, and securely closed container is required for a fishing tackle box. We consider a fishing rod and tackle box to be a single checked item, even if they are packed in the same box or separately. This single item can be used in place of one checked bag. 

      Lacrosse or hockey sticks 

      Hockey and lacrosse sticks are allowed if they are taped together or packed in separate containers. We also permit the use of two hockey sticks and one lacrosse stick packed together. Pads, helmets, trousers, jerseys, gloves, and skates are common pieces of equipment that are allowed. We accept up to two bags count as one item. Replacing hockey and lacrosse equipment for a free checked bag, they consider one item, no matter if they are packed together or separately. 

      • Knives, swords, and dress sabers 
      • Knives, dress sabers, and swords are only permitted in checked luggage. 
      • Parachutes 
      • Parachutes are permitted in checked or carry-on baggage but not in flight. 

      Scuba diving gear 

      Scuba diving equipment provides compressed air tanks which empty and all necessary equipment such as a weight ball, one regulator, one tank harness, one tank pressure gauge, one mask, two fins, one snorkel, one knife, and one safety vest are all packed together in a container. 

      Tennis rackets  

      You can also bring tennis rackets because they easily adjust in soft-sided containers. 

      Waterskiing gear 

      Water ski equipment should be stored in a container with only one pair of water skis and one life preserver or vest. The overweight size price will not apply to water ski equipment. However, additional weight charges may apply. 


      A normal or non-electric skateboard can be exchanged for a carry-on checked luggage system. If the skateboard fits under the seat, it does not need to be in a packed bag, but it must be kept folded so that it does not roll and not damage other items as well. 

      Snow Ski Gear 

      Snow ski equipment, such as skis or snowboards, ski boots, and ski poles, is allowed with a maximum of one pair of skis or snowboards, one set of poles. We allow two bags (containing one pair of snow skis, ski poles, and ski boots) counts as one item and it doesn’t matter if they packed together or separately. equipment is packed and covered separately. Oversize fees did not apply to snow ski equipment. Overweight charges may apply. 


      One checked bag can be replaced with a surfboard. Keels and fins must be removed and stowed in checked luggage. There are additional weight and size costs on surf equipment. The size restrictions do not apply while flying between Hawaii's islands. In cases of limited release of liability, passengers are not entitled to repayment for any harm. 

      How to Pay Baggage Fee on Southwest Airlines?

      Southwest will accept the first two checked bags for free if they are less than 50 pounds and 62 inches (L+W+H). Overweight products weighing 51-70 pounds will be charged $100.  



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