For the pet-LUVing travelers, Southwest Airlines began allowing passengers to travel with pets on board with them in the cabin on June 17. The Pet Fare is $75 each way per pet carrier. No more than two of the same species of small cats or dogs are allowed per pet carrier.

Customers may bring a soft or hard-sided pet carrier that is leak proof and well ventilated. The pet carrier must be small enough to fit under the seat in front of you and be stowed in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations. The animal must be able to stand up and turn around in the carrier with ease and must also stay in the carrier during the flight. No animals will be placed in the cargo bin. The pet carrier counts as your carryon luggage.

You can grab your bag and go as no health certificate is required for your pet. But be sure to make an advance reservation for your pet as the number of animals allowed on board is restricted.

I recently flew Southwest, but did not see any animals taken aboard. Let me know if you or someone you know has taken their pet on Southwest this summer.  

Bountiful Blessings!

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