Airline Requirements for a Pet Carrier - Travel Tips - USA Today
Carriers approved for dog air travel are easily purchased at major pet supply chains, and are sometimes also sold by the airlines themselves.
I am not exactly sure how or why this is the case, my guess is that many many years ago these carriers and kennels were considered “Airline Approved” but as safety issues have progressed & changed in the airline industry so has the rules and requirements for Pets who travel on airlines. And many of these Pet Stores & Catalogs have just not kept up with the new rules and further have not bothered to changed the descriptions of their products, in their retail stores, catalogs or online.
Thanks for the incredibly quick and detailed response!! You have been more helpful then the airline and the carrier company! My back up is the escort or traveler from pet gear. Do you think either one will fit on Southwest? Looks like the two planes are SW 737-700. Should I invest in additional padding since the bag will be on its side. Thanks again!
Are Celltei pet carriers approved for in cabin airline travel?
Pet Carriers - Kennels Prepared for Airline Travel - YouTube
Please note: It is always best to call your airline to make sure that traveling with your pet in the carrier is permitted on the airline. Some airlines charge extra fees for traveling with your pet and some have a limit on how many pets can fly in the cabin at one time. This varies on all the different airlines. We recommend checking with the airline at least two weeks in advance for their specific rules and requirements. Some carriers may also be used as a personal bag (for on-the-go pet owners who like to travel in style). These type of pet carriers have dual functionality. Made to transport your small pet and also work as a purse, designer carriers have convenient side or interior pockets to store a wallet or other small items. On some airlines, they can also be used as airline carry-on. Always check your airline's specific requirements. Hard shell pet carriers can be used for airline travel, transporting larger pets to the veterinarian by car, or just visiting family and friends. Some, such as the , also function as crates for housebreaking your pet.As in-cabin pet policy is not regulated by the FAA and is done so by each airline, it has been tricky for people traveling with their pets to get a clear answer as to whether or not an airline approved carrier would fit beneath the seat on a particular airline. As a result, we have partnered with a number of pet-friendly airlines to create Guaranteed On Board®. GOB allows pet parents to get an actual guarantee that their carrier will be allowed on board. Simply go to , select the airline and complete flight, pet and carrier info. If everything is in compliance, print the form and present it at check-in. If you’re refused entry due to their Sherpa® carrier, we will reimburse you for your ticket and their pet fee. Essentially, we’ve worked with the airlines to build an online form that encompasses all of their specific requirements so you and your pet can travel stress-free. Guaranteed On Board - fly with peace of mind.