We were recently asked for some advice on flying with dogs across the U.S. Clearly a large dog is not going to be able to fly with you in the plane cabin
Going on a weekend getaway or taking a trip with your dog? There's no reason to travel with an ugly, utilitarian dog bag. We've searched high and low to find high-quality, modern and chic FAA-approved dog carriers so you can fly with your dog in style. Here are some of our favorites:
|1. SturdiBag Flex-Height Carrier
It’s by far the lightest bag we’ve seen on the market! The large SturdiBag has been tested to safely carry a pet up to 40 pounds and only weighs 2.6 pounds!!! The design is made to flex down when your dog is under airline seats and pops back into shape after the flight. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns.
|2. Dogs of Glamour Glam Tote Dog Carrier
Perfect for your jet-setting dog! The Glam Tote from Dogs of Glamour fuses fashionable form and function into your look. Crafted from faux leather and featuring top and side ventilation, this dog carrier adds chic yet practical style to both you and your dog.
|3. Sleepypod Air In-Cabin Pet Carrier
The Sleepypod Air is a very stylish in-cabin dog carrier. If you’re worried about your dog being too cramped in the plane, worry no more. It has a folding system that allows your dog to travel in the largest space possible, while still being under an airline seat. Comes in various colors.
|4. Petego Jet Set Dog Carrier
For years we’ve used this bag to take our dog, Kobi (a 18lbs Havanese), on airplanes across the U.S. and to Europe. It's our go-to bag for any trips, i.e. train, plane, automobile. Not only is this dog carrier airline approved, but you can also change the straps to safely strap in your dog bag to the seat of your car.
|5. Teafco Argo Designer Pet Carrier
This bag was designed for canine-loving fashionistas who travel with their furry friends everywhere. It has 5 external zipper pockets for easy organization and storage. It's recommended for dogs up to 15lbs and the bag is very light weight at only 2.2 lbs. Comes in different colors.
Looking for a different design? Check out our selection of other cool dog bags/carriers in our Dog Bags and Carriers section in our shop.
Before you take off with your dog on an airplane, please read our tips on Flying with Your Dog on a Plane and Traveling with Your Dog on an Airplane. You'll learn about what to do a before you fly, as well as, tips for your day of travel.
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