Southwest Airlines plans to implement a service charge for unaccompanied youngsters between the ages of 5 and 11, boost its fee for a third piece of checked luggage, and allow cats and small dogs in carriers in airplane cabins. The changes become effective June 17. The luggage fee is expected to affect about 1% of the carrier's passengers. "We continue to allow our customers to check two bags on Southwest for free, making our baggage policy far and away the most generous in the industry," said Gary Kelly, Southwest's chairman, president and CEO.
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