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Has anyone traveled with their dog recently?  I am traveling with mine and can't find a carrier that complies with their size requirements, specially the height of 8.5"!!!!

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Re: Pet carrier

New Arrival

Let me know how you make out. I'm having the same problem. Their policy is no dog and carrier can weight more than 20lbs. My dog is 14 lbs and won't even fit in the size they provided. Makes no sense.  Thanks 

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New Arrival

When I traveled with my 26 pound Maine Coon, I used this stroller. It separates and I was able to fit the carrier part under the seat in front of me. Strolling him through the airport made it so easy!

 

https://www.ebay.com/i/361911441574

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New Arrival

When you took this carrier apart, did the rest of the stroller count as one carry on?  Just trying to plan ahead for my trip! 

Thanks for the link to this stroller!

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New Arrival

Do you know the dimensions of the carrier?

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New Arrival
are you trying to find a hard or soft shell case?
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New Arrival

So the site states that SW's pet carrier is one size yet if you dont use theirs you have to go 2" smaller? Why is that? Why can't I use a carrier the same dimensions as SW's.  below is what SW sells. 

 

Pet Carrier

$5800
Removable floor, easy for washing. Metal buckles, with mesh on opposite sides to allow for proper ventilation for your pet. Added padding on the carrying strap for easy carrying. Southwest logo. This is an approved Southwest pet carrier and will fit under the seat in front of you. Dimensions: 17"L x 10.5"H x 10"W

 

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Rising Star

I would assume that the SW one is specifically made for their dimensions, and I would like to clarify that it is $58 and not $5800.  Seems pretty affordable to me, so I would think that would be a good way to go?

 

Find all the details about traveling with pets here.

 

These options at Chewy might also work. Worth a look.

 

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New Arrival

Makes no sense that they want a carrier 2" smaller if you dont buy their own carrier.  Why is that?

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New Arrival

I also am traveling on SWA and am having a hard time finding a carrier using their specs. I will probably end up buying their's because I dont want to take any chances. This is just completely frustrating.