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Cat on board -- can the carrier be put on our laps during travel?

grlshockey
New Arrival

Hello,

A few questions for people who have traveled with a cat.

 

1. Is the cat allowed on our laps during the flight if she's in the carrier?

2. Can I take the cat out if I have her on a leash/collar?

3. Do I need to bring her vaccine papers?

4. Any suggestions for helping a stressed cat Travel calmly? I have the calming collar, calming treats and spray. Any other suggestions!?!?

 

Thank you!

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Re: Cat on board -- can the carrier be put on our laps during travel?

jksobonya
Rising Star
Solution

Hello,

 

Here is the full Southwest pet policy which should answer your questions:

 

https://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/traveling-with-animals/pets/index-pol.html

 

This part pertains to you:

 

  • Cats and dogs must remain in the carrier (including head and tail) and the carrier must be stowed under the seat in front of the Customer (owner) for the entire duration of the flight.

 

You do not need to show any papers, however, pets are subject to a $95 fee and must be in an approved pet carrier upon arriving at the airport.

 

--Jessica