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Being well acquainted with the baggage allowance before you book your flight ticket on any airline can prove to be beneficial as it will give you a heads up on how much you should carry in your flight. In terms of weight and size. This article is dedicated to providing you with information on Southwest Airlines Baggage Allowance policy.

What is the Southwest Airlines Baggage Allowance Policy?

Southwest Baggage allowance policy has few restrictions that should be followed by the passengers. Given below are the baggage allowance for Carry-on and Checked baggage in the airlines.

Southwest Carry-on Baggage Allowance:

For each passenger, Southwest Airlines permits 1 carry-on bag and 1 personal item for free. However, the following size and weight limitations should not be exceeded for the carry-on bags:

  • The carry-on bag must have maximum dimensions of 24 x 16 x 10 inches (50 linear inches) which should include the handles and wheels.
  • The carry-on bag must fit under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin.
  • For the personal item, the size should be such that it fits right under the seat in front of you.

The enlisted items given below are not considered as the ‘1 bag and 1 personal item’ pair:

  • A child restraining device is for a child who has a confirmed reservation or there is space available on the flight.
  • Devices that assist people with a disability. There is no restriction on the number of devices you can bring onboard the flight.
  • Garments or other wearable items can be worn as clothing.
  • Delicacies/food for devouring in flight which is contained in a disposable package.
  • Umbrellas or walking canes.

Southwest Airlines Standard Checked baggage policy:

  • As per the baggage allowance policy, 2 bags as standard is permitted and up to 10 bags maximum is permitted as checked baggage on Southwest flights.
  • The maximum size for each checked bag must not exceed 62 linear inches.
  • The maximum weight for each checked bag must not exceed pounds.

FAQs about Southwest Baggage Allowance

How many checked bags can you bring on a Southwest flight for free?
You can bring a maximum of 2 checked bags for free on a Southwest flight.
Is there any fee for baggage on Southwest Airlines (WN)?
Yes, there is a fee that will be applicable if you bring more than 2 bags as checked baggage with you.
What is Southwest Airlines Excess baggage fee?
For each bag after 2 checked bags, Southwest Airlines will charge you USD 75.
This should be noted that passengers flying to or from Montego Bay, Belize, Mexico City, Costa Rica, and San Jose will only be allowed to fly with 2 checked bags from November 16 to January 16.
What is Southwest Airlines Overweight baggage fee?
If your bag weighs more than 50 pounds then:
  • You will have to pay USD 75 per extra bag if your bag weighs between 51 to 100 pounds.
  • Bags that exceed 100 pounds, will not be accepted as checked baggage by the airline.
What is Southwest Airlines (WN) fee for oversize baggage?
If your bag measures more than 62 linear inches then:
  • You will have to pay USD 75 per extra bag if your bag measures between 63 to 115 linear inches.
  • Bags that exceed 115 linear inches measurement, will not be accepted as checked baggage by the airline.
Are CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) devices allowed on Southwest Airlines flights?
Yes, CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) devices are allowed on Southwest Airlines flights and no notifications are required to be given in advance.
Are we Served Alcohol inside the Flight from MFR to ATL?
No, alcohol is served to passengers on international flights only so, it will not be offered to you on flights from MFR to ATL.


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