How to Ship

Fast track one shipment. Enter an 8-digit Air Waybill:

Southwest Cargolikes to keep things simple, and thats why we offer you effortless shipping with fast, efficient service. Shipping Cargo can seem complex with a lot of rules, so heres our 101 lesson on shipping on Southwest Airlines®.

Become a Southwest Cargo Customer by filling out our application.

Cargo customers must be a TSA approved Indirect Air Carrier or become a Known Shipper by completing the account application process.

Once you have your Southwest Cargo account number, take your shipment to alocal Southwest Cargo facility; be sure to check the cutoff time and hours of operation for the facility.

Choose theservicethat fits your shipping needs.

Be sure you bring a government-issued photo ID for drop off and pickup.

Track the progress of your shipment

Whether youre an individual or a large business, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandates Southwest Airlines may only accept Cargo weighing 16 ounces or greater from Known Shippers or TSA-approved Indirect Air Carriers (IAC).

A Known Shipper is an individual or business that has an established reputation in the shipping community and is offering their own goods for transportation. To become a Known Shipper, you must complete a Cargoaccount application. Additional supporting documentation may be requested to complete the application approval process. Once your account is established, please remember to bring the account number to ship with Southwest Cargo.

If you are a Courier or Freight Forwarding company you may be known as an Indirect Air Carrier, (IAC). If you are already a TSA approved IAC, then you will need to provide a copy of your Indirect Air Carrier certification letter along with your account application.

For details on how to become a TSA approved company, please contact:

U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityTransportation Security AdministrationIAC-Office of ComplianceMail Stop: TSA-27601 S. 12th StreetArlington, VA 22202

Southwest Airlines does not accept shipments weighing 16 ounces or greater from an Unknown Shipper. However, we will accept a small package, provided it is one piece weighing less than 16 ounces and a valid government-issued photo identification is provided.

Take your shipment to a local SouthwestCargo facility; be sure to check the cutoff time and hours of operation for the facility.

Choose theservicethat fits your shipping needs.

Be sure you bring a government-issued photo ID for drop off and pickup.

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Track the air waybill on swacargo.com to verify your shipment has arrived at its destination.

Shipments may be picked up at the Cargo facility of the destination airport.

Bring the air waybill number and a government-issued photo ID to pickup your shipment.

Before Customers ship with Southwest Cargo, check out cutoff times, items not accepted for shipping, packaging, pickup & delivery, and shipping guidelines.

Southwest Cargo facilities have a designated cutoff time before each flight. This means the air waybill transaction and inspection must be complete prior to the Cargo facilitys stated cutoff time for all Next Flight Guaranteed (NFGSM) shipments.

View alist of itemsSouthwest Airlines does not accept for shipment.

It is important to ensure your shipment isproperly packaged.

To independently schedule a pickup and/or delivery,locate a courierthrough our partnership with CDLA.

We want to take the guess work out of your shipping needs.Shipping Guidelinesprovides Customers with information on weight & size, cutoff times, packaging & marking requirements, and much more.

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