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If you’ve flown commercial into Dallas, Texas there’s a 50/50 chance you probably landed at Dallas-Love Field (DALL). The United States Army established this hub/home of Southwest Airlines in 1917. The airline was established by Herb Keller in 1976 and became Southwest Airlines in 1971. Love Field went through an entire remodel with final stages completed in 2015. It boasts a modern vibe and even has a dog park!

Southwest used to only be an intrastate airline, but as of October 2014 with the lifting of the Wright Amendment, Southwest now has non-stops across the country and as of late, they’re going international. Have you heard of the Southwest Effect? Check it out. Known for their laid-back culture, some of their flight attendants even become YouTube famous for their creative and entertaining in-flight announcements.

By April 2016, Southwest has over 90 destinations in the United States, Puerto Rico and abroad. Their frequent flyer program is called Rapid Rewards. They are not a part of any alliance nor do they have any airline partners. They are still maintaining the trophy for “bags fly free” – as you get up to two free checked bags with your flight. Their cancellation policy is also very flexible.

Top Airline Competitors for Southwest Airlines

Total Departures/ArrivalsOverlapping Departures/Arrivals
AirlineCountriesCitiesCountriesCities
Southwest Airlines - WN881--
American Airlines - AA56340880
United Airlines - UA63338880
Delta Air Lines - DL66332875
JetBlue Airways - B62394846
Spirit Airlines - NK1756726

Latest Southwest Airlines Information Last modified: Jul 29, 2016 1:36:26 PM EDT

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Southwest Airlines Baggage Fees

With airline service fees and baggage fees continuing to rise, cost-conscious consumers may want to check for updated fees before making a travel decision. Current bag fees for Southwest Airlines are listed below. If you need more info, your carrier's web site should have more detailed information. Additionally, all airlines traveling from, to, or within the United States are required to specify all baggage and special item charges at the time of passenger fare quote.

Domestic

Checked Bag

  • First Bag:Free
  • Third Bag +:$75

Oversized Bag:

$125

Overweight Bag:

$125

International

Checked Bag

  • First Bag:N/A
  • Third Bag +:N/A

Oversized Bag:

N/A

Overweight Bag:

N/A

See more information on rules, guidance, and enforcement orders for baggage issues at the U.S. Dept. of Transportation's Baggage Fee Disclosure Rules page.

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