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The original and best soft-sided dog carriers approved for on-board use by most major airlinesAirline Approved Pet Carrier fits comfortably under airplane seatsAdjustable shoulder strap doubles as a leashNo hassle, easy travelingParticipation in the Guaranteed On Board program guarantees Sherpa carriers meet an airline's specific rules and regulations and will be allowed on board
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Will a large sherpa be allowed on southwest airlines middle seat?

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mom2archie- (or anyone!) how did it work out with flying southwest with the large sherpa? My 18 lb Boston Terrier definitely fits better in the large. She would still be comfortable if the bag is able to smoosh a few inches for the height requirement, so I am wondering if this is possible??
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here are the sizes of the underseat area on the plane:

Window Seat: 19"L x 14"W x 8.25"H
Middle Seat: 19"L x 19"W x 8.25"H
Aisle Seat: 19"L x 14"W x 8.25"H

I don't think that the large will fit under the seat. I just flew with my MainCoon cat and he fit nicely under the seat in the small.
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I was wondering if you did chose this carrier to fly Southwest? If you did, did it fit? I am wondering because I bought this one for my dog in large and I am flying Southwest for the first time with it in a month
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Southwest allows a carrier to be 19x19x8.25 in the middle seat, the aisle and window seats are 19x14x8.25. I used the medium sized sherpa bag on Southwest last winter and had no probblems, I just had to smush the top of it down to get it under the seat.
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Actually, Southwest DOES allow pets on their flights. You need to check their website for their requirements. They give the sizes that are allowed for pet carriers. All pets on flights must fit underneath the seats and will be considered part of your carry-on luggage. If you're still unsure I would call their customer service
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The last time I checked they didn't allow ANY amimals at all. And no airlines allow them on seats, they must go under the seat in front of you!
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will the sherpa large bag fit american airlines size 19X11.7X11.5

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I have the large Sherpa bag and my 18lb terrier is always allowed on American flights without any hesitation. The flight attendants and check in agents have always been really nice about it. They are the only airline we've found that lets you have a bigger bag than what they list, as long as it can squish.
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I bought this in a store, but I'm sure it varies from store to store on who carries it. You could always call your store and ask.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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Does the medium-sized Sherpa bag have privacy flaps that will cover the mesh?

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I have the medium size on wheels, that has privacy flaps and the one without wheels that does not have the flaps.
I now only use the one without flaps and cover my beagle with a lightweight fleece blanket because of weight - the bag without flaps is considerably lighter and my beagle's weight is at the limit of what is permiitted on board!
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What is the weight of the medium and large Sherpa carrier?

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about 3 llb.
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The Medium Sherpa Original Deluxe bag lists a bag weight of 3.6 pounds (for pets up to 16 pounds).
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Will a medium size Sherpa original deluxe travel bag fit under the seats on U. A. Airways flights?

Also, will it be big enough for an 8-9 week old golden retriever puppy?
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No problem but will no hold a full grown golden retriever.
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Don't know about the puppy but, it will fit underneath the seat.
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i have 2 cats and i plan to fly to California in 2 weeks i was wondering if ther was a carrier big enough to carry them both one is 10 lbs and the oth

i have 2 cats and i plan to fly to California in 2 weeks i was wondering if ther was a carrier big enough to carry them both one is 10 lbs and the oth
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I don't think this one will work. Maybe the large size, but not the medium. My cat is roughly 14 lbs and he's long. He did fit, but I am sure it was a bit small for him. I was trying to get the longest allowable by the airlines and it was 17 inches. The large I think is 19 inches? That might work. Good luck!
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Does the large Sherpa animal carrier fit in the middle seat on a Southwest airline flight?

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It should fit but there will be very little room for your feet. You will need to but each foot on either side of the bag.
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What is the best size for a Pomeranian ?

Will this breed of dog be accepted to be taken by hand ( in the bag ) ?
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Here is the measuring guideline for sherpa carriers (see photo)
Length: is from the nape of the neck (where the collar falls) to the base of the tail

Height: is from the floor to the shoulder

Weight: should not exceed maximum weight (see below)

For All Small Bags: Maximum Weight is 8 lbs.
For All Medium Bags: Maximum Weight is 16 lbs.
For All Large Bags: Maximum Weight is 22 lbs.
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What type of leash do you use inside the carrier?

I am wondering what kind of leash you use inside the carrier to keep the puppy from getting caught in it and keep her safe.
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A short piece of rope with a clip on each end to attach one to the dog and one side to the carrier. Works nicely so they can stand or lay down.
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May I use this carrier for cats? I see it says it's for dogs with no mention of cats.

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I ordered the large Sherpa carrier for my large cat. It could serve as a carrier for either dogs or cats. I use the carrier for taking him to the vet. I also found this carrier advertised under the cat area rather than the dog.
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Does anyone know if the medium will fit on Southwest Airlines?

The medium fits best for my dog when she's standing up. When she's laying down though, I figure there's more room at the top to smush it under the seat if needed. Will that be okay?
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The medium carrier should fit under the seat, as long as there are no life jackets located under the seat (it was a problem for me but it was on an Air Canada flight). The top will smush a little, it'll take some wrangling, but it can be done. Try to push it as far back as you can since you will have little room for your feet. Good luck!
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will a Large Sherpa dog carrier be allowed on Delta airlines

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Probably not in the cabin as carry-on, but check what type of plane you'll be on, and then check on Delta's website for that particular planes' restrictions. The largest dimensions I've seen accepted are for the medium Sherpa. Transatlantic flights ... planes such as 767's ... only accept the small size Sherpa.
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How are the side panels supported? Are there metal rods keeping them up?

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Metal frame in front and back of carrier
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the smallest carrier is 15 x 10 x 8 1/2 - is Sun Country OK with that?

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yes - carrier fits nicely under first-class seats (cannot speak for coach). Sun Country reservation personnel had absolutely no problem with size of carrier.
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Is it necessary that a dog must be able to stand up fully in a soft crate meant for flight purposes?

My dog is just over 12" tall and the height limit for an on board is 13". The Delta requirement limits are 18.5 L 17.5" W and 13" H.

I am able to hold her in the crate on my lap once we are in the air. This is the reason I want a soft crate
Your help is appreciated.
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You will need to consult your flight provider to find out the standing requirements.
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Will a medium size Sherpa carrier fit under the seat on Southwest airline flights?

17"L, 11"W, 10.5"H
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yes by all means, it fits and is the required size
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Is the medium size carrier approved for Allegiant Airlines?

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the medium size is ok for ALL airlines
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Will the medium serpa carriers fit under the seat for southwest airlines

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Yes, as far as I know as it does fit within their guidelines.
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Would the large size Sherpa fit a Cairn Terrier on a US Airways flight?

I'm traveling on US Airways for Christmas and really want to bring my 2 year old Cairn Terrier. Sadly, he's about 18-19lbs. Would the large size be too small for him?
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The large size would fit. However, you will need to consult your airline about the possibility of fitting the bag on the plane.
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Will the medium Sherpa carrier fit under seat and be allowed on Jet BlueAirpline

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yes, by all means, the required and permitted size!
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