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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 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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will the sherpa large bag fit american airlines size 19X11.7X11.5

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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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, 2 months ago
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What is the weight of the medium and large Sherpa carrier?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
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about 3 llb.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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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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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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Do airlines care if your pet can stand in the medium Sherpa carrier? It's only 10.5 inches high...

asked 3 years ago
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Yes and no. They don't usually check.
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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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answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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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.
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
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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.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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May I use this carrier for cats? I see it says it's for dogs with no mention of cats.

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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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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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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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 the large sherpa travel bag be allowed on jet blue middle seat- dog is a 18 pound Bichon

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It's unlikely. The largest they usually accept is the small, and the bag plus the 18-pound Bichon would be over their 20 pound limit. However, it's possible they won't care or check.
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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 a Daschhund fit in American Airlines Navy Blue Duffle Pet Carrier?

I bought the Premium Kennel Home and Travel from Petco 200 series, It was the right size for my Dashhund, nut I will flight through Air Canada and it doesn't fit by a few inches in their regulations to transport pets under the sit. My question is if you know if a Daschhund will fit in that Pet Carrier?

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airline approved pet carrier

I need a carrier that is 9" high 19" long and 11 wide. My dog is 12lbs and needs to go under the plane seat. The largest carrier can be 22" long 11" wide and only 9" high. Thank you for your help.
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Will a medium sized Sherpa fit under the seat of a US Airways flight with a 18 lb Jack Russell in it?

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