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Baggage Question

New Arrival

First time flying with Southwest in 3 weeks. I noticed it says 2 free checked bags per person. Do they allow a personal item too and will there be a cost for that personal item? I’ll be taking the 2 free checked bags, but also wanted to take my mini Loungefly backpack as a personal item. 

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Re: Baggage Question

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You should be fine.

 

Southwest allows passengers 2 free checked bags (max 62inches h+l+w,  and max 50 pounds), AND a carry on bag that you'd  put in the overhead compartment,  AND a small personal item that would fit under the seat.

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Re: Baggage Question

Rising Star
Here is the offical link: https://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/baggage/

Click on the "Carryon Baggage" section for all the detail. Enjoy your free bags, all of them!

Customer | Home airport DCA
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Re: Baggage Question

New Arrival

Do you make exceptions if it's just a little over the weight limit?

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@Littyliz85 wrote:

Do you make exceptions if it's just a little over the weight limit?


Sometimes people get away with being a little over, and sometimes they don't.

 

A good rule of thumb is "don't be over."

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Re: Baggage Question

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If you  are checking one bag and it's a bit over, then possibly have an empty or not so full additional carry on, or to be used as a second checked bag to switch some items over to.