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With holiday season now in full operation, you may decide to take your pet along to join in on Christmas celebrations far from home. If you do it on SW, it will cost an extra $75 each way. Consider it a bargain, because as of January 2014, the same pet travel service will be $95.

The requirements are that the pet has certified vaccination proof, and rides in a carrier that fits under your airline seat. Additionally, because of the busy December travel season, reservations must be made early. On SW, only six pet carriers are allowed on each flight.

Actually, even the higher SW charge will be cheaper than you’ll pay on some other airlines. They require as much as $125, which could make a pet-toting human passenger on a $99 special ticket feel a bit unsettled.

For more information, go to www.sw.com

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