Over the past several years, the Southwest Green Team has received an overwhelming number of suggestions from Employees and Customers asking for a more environmentally friendly product than our plastic car seat bags. The Team has been hard at work looking at different options, and this fall we began testing the sale of a reusable car seat/stroller bag. After receiving great feedback from our Customers, we are excited to announce that we are making the reusable car seat/stroller bag a permanent product and are completely discontinuing the plastic bags.
The reusable bags cost $15 and are sold at the ticket counter. Although you are not obligated to purchase a bag to check your car seat or stroller, we are “going green” and are no longer providing a free plastic bag to use. Just like we’ve always done, the car seat/stroller bag is conditionally accepted and is checked free-of-charge in addition to the regular free baggage allowance.
As a new dad, I’ve found the Southwest-branded reusable car seat/stroller bag to be extremely useful. It is large enough to fit most strollers, including jogging strollers, but you can also fit a standard-sized stroller, car seat, and booster seat inside one bag (keep in mind, these are the only infant items that should be in the car seat/stroller bag). Trust me, it’s really convenient to store all those bulky infant items in one, reusable bag! Plus, it can be folded into an attached pouch for easy storage.
Be sure to check out this product the next time you’re traveling through one of our cities. Thank you for supporting our Green efforts!