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PET TRAVEL TIPS - Airline regulations and tips for travel

Muttropolis Pet Carriers - Luxury & Personalized Pet Supplies For The Road

Taking a road trip with Rover? When traveling with your pooch, you want to make sure you have all the essentials. First on the checklist: a carrier or car seat. For dogs preparing for a flight, an airline-approved carrier is a must. Each airline has specific regulations for traveling with pets. Double check the airline website and make sure to choose a carrier that fits their restrictions. See the table below for the latest carrier restrictions. A properly sized carrier should allow your pet to lay down comfortably, stand up and turn around. Airline-approved favorites include the Kelle, Roxy and Charliecarriers. Not only do these carriers come in an array of colors, but they're complete with multiple pockets to carry all your dog's traveling needs. Traveling on an airplane can be stressful for your pet. Make sure to allow yourself enough time at the airport so you are not rushed to your gate.
Taking a road trip? A car seat is perfect for your dog to rest comfortably during the drive. Car seats like the Companion and Lookout have a space for the seatbelt to attach, ensuring a safe space for your pup to rest.


Essentials For Traveling With Your Pooch: Dog Treats, Dog Toys & More

Now that you know what your dog will be traveling in, it's time to think about what to pack to keep them nice and happy throughout the trip. We recommend bringing some of your dog's favorite treats and foodalong with a travel water bowl to keep them full and hydrated, an extra dog collar and leash in case of emergencies, extra poop bags for those potty breaks and pet 2 wipes for sanitary purposes. A clean pup is a happy pup, right?! For the toy lover, bringing Bowser's favorite toy on the journey will not only keep them preoccupied, but will make them feel more comfortable and at home. Do not give your pet any medications without discussing with your vet first. You should also check with your vet before traveling to make sure you are up to date with all necessary vaccinations and your pet is in good health. Now that you and your pooch are prepared for the holidays, it's time to take off!


Contact Muttropolis

For more information about the products we offer and to learn more travel tips, please contact us toll free at 888-688-8799. Ready to purchase a carrier and get on the road? Check out the dog carriers we have in stock and order online today!



Airline Pet Carrier Restrictions

DELTA Airlines: Hard sided carrier
Soft sided carrier
17L 12W 8H
18L 12W 12H
UNITED Airlines: Hard sided carrier
Soft sided carrier
17L x 12W x 8H
17L x 10W x 10H


SOUTHWEST Airlines: Window or Aisle seat
Middle seat
19L x 14W x 8.25H
19L x 19W x 8.25H
VIRGIN AMERICA Airlines: 20 lbs limit 18L x 15W x 8H
US AIRWAYS Airlines: Hard sided carrier
Soft sided carrier
17L x 16W x 8H
17L x 16W x 10H
US AIRWAYS EXPRESS Airlines (CRJ aircraft):   16L x 17W x 8H
US AIRWAYS EXPRESS Airlines (DH3 aircraft):   15L x 17W x 8H
ALASKA Airlines:   17L x 12W x 7.5H
CONTINENTAL Airlines: Hard sided carriers
Carriers provided by CONTINENTAL ($55.00)

17L x 12.5W x 8H  

JET BLUE Airlines: 20 lbs limit 17L x 12.5W x 8H
NORTHWEST Airlines:  

17L x 12W x 8H

AMERICAN Airlines:Hard sided carrier
Soft sided carrier

19L x 13W x 9H
May exceed hard sided carrier dimensions because of collapsibility