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Hamster on Board

New Arrival

Does anyone know if i can board a hamster onto the airplane? 

 

My girlfriend and I always use Southwest when we travel, We are planning to move to Las Vegas in January. She has a small hamster that she would like to bring. Is it possible for us to bring a hamster on board in a small carry on cage?

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Re: Hamster on Board

Rising Star

What types of pets are allowed?


Southwest Airlines will only accept small cats and dogs in carriers that can be stowed under the Customer's seat.

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Re: Hamster on Board

Retired Community Manager
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Ah, while we do love all animals, @aznnammy13, we do not allow hamsters onboard our flights.

 

Great question though - thank you for bringing it to the Southwest Community! Hope to see more from you around here.

 

 

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Re: Hamster on Board

New Arrival

why can't we have hamsters on board but cats and dogs are aloud that doesnt make any since cats and dogs are larger and need more shots