MDW Pet Policy and Cargo Locations
If your animal is traveling as checked baggage, you’ll drop them off at the airline counter or pick them up in the excess baggage section of the general bag claim area. Otherwise, if your pet is traveling to and from Chicago as cargo, Midway Airport pet policy requires you to pick him up from your airline’s cargo facility.
Though difficult at most airports, this is surprisingly easy at Midway. The small airport has only two commercial cargo buildings, allowing you to easily locate where you need to go. Additionally, though there is no shuttle to these buildings, they are easily accessible by car and foot. Per Chicago Midway Airport pet policy, you should head to the designated cargo facility as soon as you collect your baggage.
5757 S Cicero Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Southwest Airlines Cargo
5020 W 63rd Street
Chicago, IL 60638
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Though it has just two pet relief areas, Midway is a surprisingly pet-friendly airport. Both relief areas are centrally-located, and the indoor facility is just a short walk from your gate—regardless of your airline. However, the small airport sees a lot of passenger traffic, meaning you will likely be among one of many travelers with an animal. The animal relief spaces are small, allowing just one dog at a time; as a result, a line might form. Stay patient and assuage your pup with treats.
Chicago Midway pet policy restricts animals to their carriers, but green spaces are available on three of the airport’s four border streets. If you find yourself in a bind, step outside the airport to utilize one of the public spaces along W 63rd Street, S Cicero Avenue, or Minuteman Park (on S Central Avenue).
Looking for a different location? Check out our airport pet policy directory.