In his study, Möhrenschlager cited previous research that found traces of Fel d 1, the major cat allergen, on all of the aircraft seat covers reviewed. He also studied the cat cabin policies of the top 10 airlines, noting that Southwest, which flies nearly 102 million passengers a year, allows a maximum of five carrier boxes with two small cats per box per flight.
The dog or cat must be able to stand up and turn .
Pets traveling in cabin/carry-on must be transported in soft-sided or hard-sided pet travel carriers that are leak proof and ventilated on at least two sides. The carrier must be large enough for your pet to stand up, turn around and lie down comfortably. The pet carrier must fit under the seat in front of you. The under-seat dimensions are as follows: window seat - 19" L x 14" W x 8.25" H; middle seat - 19" L x 19" W x 8.25" H; aisle seat - 19" L x 14" W x 8.25" H. Southwest Airlines allows only one pet carrier per ticketed Passenger. The carrier may contain two (2) cats or dogs and must be of the same species per carrier. Pets must be secured in the pet carrier at all times while in the gate area, during boarding/deplaning, and they must remain in the carrier for the entire duration of the flight. Failure to follow this requirement may result in denial of transportation of the pet onboard Southwest Airlines.
I don't think I want cats in either place
While Southwest Airlines does not transport pets via our air cargo service, we do accept small vaccinated domestic cats and dogs when traveling with a Passenger in the cabin. Learn more about Southwest Airlines .
Southwest Airlines is the largest low-cost carrier in the U.S
Southwest Airlines allows small vaccinated domestic cats and dogs to travel with you in-cabin under the seat in front of you. All pets must be carried in an appropriate carrier, . Southwest Airlines will not accept pet remains as carryon or checked baggage; however, a Customer may take cremated remains onboard a domestic U.S. or international flight as a carryon item under certain conditions.There are different , and airline regulations differ. Southwest only allows small dogs and cats to travel with you, and only one carrier. Other airlines have different rules, so you may want to check with different ones.