Looking for an airline approved carrier to fly in the cabin? Check out the options we rounded up below. The Federal Aviation Association (FAA) does not have any universal guidelines for what an approved carrier needs to have, only that it must safely fit under the seat in front of you. Always check the dimensions with your airline and your aircraft to make sure you are using an approved carrier.
The main feature of this carrier is its dual expansion system! You can expand two of the sides to give your dog more space while you're waiting outside the plane. It's also durable, lightweight, and ventilated.
If you're looking for an approved carrier with no bells and whistles this is for you! Its patented spring wire frame allows the rear end of the carrier to be pushed down a few inches to fit under the seat, has plenty of mesh for ventilation and locking zippers for safety. It even brings a padded, no slip carrying strap, luggage strap and has a storage pocket for treats and poop bags.
If you're looking for a carrier that has wheels, this one is for you! It's a versatile option as it can be used as a car seat, backpack and rolling bag for your little one. The front flap can be rolled down to help your dog see out the top and the mesh sides give this product plenty of ventilation.
If you are flying your pet in the cargo hold, you'll need a much studier kennel. This PetMate kennel has a 4-way vault door for extra security. It is made with a durable plastic shell, non corrodible wing nuts, extra strong steel wire, and interlocking door provide heavy duty protection. Plus, it has ventilation on all sides to give your dog air and visibility.