Below is a summary of the fees charged by Southwest Airlines for most domestic flights within the United States. The actual Southwest baggage fees you will pay may vary based on fare class, frequent flier status, and specific route flown. Please consult Southwest’s website to calculate the exact fee you will pay.
Southwest Airlines Standard Baggage Fees
Southwest baggage fees do not apply to the first two bags weighing up to 50lbs and measuring 62″ (L+W+H) or less.
First Checked Bag
Second Checked Bag
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Southwest Excess Baggage Fees
These are the per-bag fees for checking excess baggage on Southwest Airlines.
Third Checked Bag
4+ Checked Bags
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Southwest Overweight Baggage Fees
Overweight baggage is considered any bag weighing more than 50lbs. The fees for checking overweight baggage on Southwest are charged in addition to any excess baggage fees.
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Southwest Oversized Baggage Fees
Most bags with a sum of length, width, and height of greater than 62 inches will fall into the oversized category. Oversized baggage fees are charged in addition to any excess baggage fee.
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Additional detail on Southwest baggage fees
The actual fees charged for checked luggage will vary depending on your specific fare class, loyalty status, and other factors. For additional information on Southwest Airlines checked baggage fees, please visit Southwest’s website.
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