Checked baggage basics
Each Customer is allowed two free checked bags1. Golf bags2 and skis3 count toward your free checked bag if they are within the weight limit. Check your bags digitally ahead of time, or, at the airport, check your bags using our self-tagging kiosks (where available) or with a friendly Southwest® agent. Please see optional travel charges for more details. You can also now track your bags digitally.
Sizing up your checked bags:

Checked bag #1


Checked Baggage Dimensions

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Checked bag #2


Checked Baggage Dimensions

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free!

Carryon baggage basics
You may carry on one bag and one personal item1. The bag should be stowed in the overhead compartment, and your small personal item should be stowed under your seat.
Sizing up your carryon and personal item:
One carryon bag
One carryon personal item

Carryon bag


Carryon Baggage Dimensions

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Personal item


Checked Baggage Dimensions

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free!

1 First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2 A golf bag can be substituted for one checked bag. Weight limits apply.

3 Snow ski equipment includes: one pair of skis or one snowboard, one set of poles, and one pair of ski/snowboard boots encased in a container(s) acceptable to Carrier. When submitting ski equipment for one free bag, Southwest Airlines allows up to two bags (containing one set of snow skis, ski poles, and snow boots) to count as one item, even if they are packed and tagged separately.