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Pet Carrier – Airline Dimensional Requirement Summary

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Air Canada 21.5 15.5 10.5 http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/airport/baggage/pets.html
Air Tran 17 12 8.5 http://www.airtran.com/policies/general_information.aspx#Animals
Alaska 17 12 10 http://www.alaskaair.com/as/www2/help/faqs/Traveling-With-Pets.asp
Allegiant Air 19 16 9 http://www.allegiantair.com/aaFAQ.php
American 19 13 9 http://www.aa.com/i18nForward.do?p=/travelInformation/specialAssistance/travelingWithPets.jsp#PetsTravelingInTheCabin
Continental 18 11 11 http://www.continental.com/web/en-US/content/travel/animals/in_cabin.aspx
Delta 18 11 10.5 http://www.delta.com/planning_reservations/special_travel_needs/pet_travel_information/pet_travel_options/index.jsp#carryon
Frontier 17 12 10 http://www.frontierairlines.com/frontier/plan-book/travel-info-services/family-pets/traveling-with-pets.do
Jet Blue 17 12.5 8 http://help.jetblue.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/webisapi.dll/,/?St=144,E=0000000000000907280,K=9969,Sxi=3,Case=obj%282032%29
Southwest 19 14 8.25 http://www.southwest.com/travel_center/animals.html
Southwest (middle seat) 19 19 8.25 http://www.southwest.com/travel_center/animals.html
Spirit 18 14 9 http://www.spiritair.com/Policiesspecialneeds.aspx#Pets
United 17 10 10 http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6867,51255,00.html
US Airways 17 16 10 http://www.usairways.com/en-US/traveltools/specialneeds/pets.html
US Airways Express 15 17 8 http://www.usairways.com/en-US/traveltools/specialneeds/pets.html
Virgin America 18 15 8 http://virginamerica.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/virginamerica.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=88
Swiss International 21.45 15.6 7.8 http://www.swiss.com/web/en/services/before_flight/pages/animals.aspx
West Jet 16 17.5 8.5 http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/travelInfo/travelInformation/animalTravel.shtml#5

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10 Comments to “Pet Carrier – Airline Dimensional Requirement Summary”

  • kobipets says: October 27, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Hi Karen,
    Thank you for your message. Yes, our Kobi Pet Carriers are flexible and squishable on all sides. You should not have problems squeezing it into the tighter space allowed at US Airways. But for the record, I believe their requirements are: 17″L x 16″W x 10″H. Are you traveling on a smaller US Airways aircraft?
    Kobi Pets

  • Karen says: October 27, 2011 at 1:55 am

    I’m bringing my 17 lb. ragdoll cat from where I used to live to my new home via U.S. Airways. I believe he would have to be in the regular size carrier, but the dimensions they gave me is 15″ long by 16″ wide, and 8″ high. Can the regular size carrier squish down far enough for the requirements?

  • kobipets says: October 4, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Hi Katherine,
    Thank you for your message! A 17 lbs. dachshund will be at the most upper limit of our recommended weight for our regular size Kobi Pet Carrier. A 1,000 mile flight would not be too long as we have had many customers traveling much further with their Kobi Pet Carrier on domestic and international flights. Our regular size carrier is about 4 lbs. while our small carrier is about 3 lbs. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out our pet carrier sizing help page. Simply input your dachshund’s height and weight, and it will tell you what is the best size to get. Also, if you are flying, it will also tell you the dimensional requirements for your airline and which size carrier you should get.
    Kobi Pets

  • Katharine says: October 3, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I have a 17 lb. dachshund. Will he be comfortable on a 1,000-mile trip? How much does the larger model carrier weigh?


  • kobipets says: August 15, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Hi Michael,
    Thank you for your message. Our Kobi Pet Carrier in Regular will squish down to 8″. It is completely flexible on all sides. For Southwest, you might consider the middle seat. While it might not be as comfortable for the human passenger, the space under the middle seat is wider by up to 5″. You can see that from Southwest in-cabin pet kennel page.
    Have a great trip!

  • Michael says: August 4, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Will a REGULAR squish into the height space on Southwest?

  • Kobi Pets says: July 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Hi Cindy,
    Thank you for informing us of the error. We have updated the dimensions to 18″x11″x11″ for Continental Airlines. Yes, the Kobi Pet Carrier in size Regular should fit as our carriers are soft-sided and can easily flex or be squished to fit. Please contact us at http://www.kobipets.com/support/contact-us.html for any other questions regarding pet carrier size and dimensions. Another tool we have is our pet carrier size tool if you have a dog and need help selecting a size for the breed of your dog (http://www.kobipets.com/support/pet-carrier-sizing.php).
    Please a wonderful trip with your pet!
    Kobi Pets

  • Cindy says: July 25, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    The dimensions you list for Continental are for a hard-sided carrier — is the Kobi hard or soft side? Continental soft side dimensions are 18x11x11 and I was wondering if I would be able to make the Kobi Pet Carrier/regular work, even with the extra inch of width…obviously not an option if this is a hard side carrier.


  • Administrator says: June 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Hi Phyllis,
    It looks like Allegiant Airlines does allow for in-cabin pet carriers. They recommend soft sided carriers with a maximum size of 9″ H x 16″ W x 19″ D. (Please see http://www.allegiantair.com/aaFAQ.php).

    The Kobi Pet Carrier does conform to Allegiant’s dimensional requirements.
    Bon Voyage!
    Kobi Pets

  • phyllis beising says: June 9, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Do you know the requirments for Allegiant Airlines for traveling with my 9 lb dog ?

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