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What kind of carrier do you use when flying?

I am in the process of looking for a carrier for Betzie when we go to National. I want to get one soon to get her used to it. Any ideas would be great. I was interested in the Pet fly's but I saw where the one of the measurements was one inch taller. I just wanted to know what you all use when flying. I am getting excited but nervous at the same time.

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I stick to the Sherpa brand carriers, because they are all marked as approved by each major airline. So many airline employees seem ignorant of what is allowed or not that it just makes it easier this way. I use the medium size for most of my girls or puppies, and I use the large with wheels when I am doing more travel or taking my larger adults.
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I am going to look into the Sherpa with wheels. I think that it will be easier for me to use.

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Megan I think the Med. Sherpa on wheels would be perfect for you, that way you do not have to carry it. The pet fly's are adorable but I think for major travel you will be so much happier not having to carry her.

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That is what Gary and I thinking. We something that will fit Betzie and Jillee both. I am going to look into hem at Target and other places. I do like the Pet fly's but I want to be smart about abotu it. Would the pet fly's be a soft coated carrier...wondering about the measurements on that.

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Megan Indianapolis airport was so great, I did not put Riley & Monte in the carriers until right before we were boarding the plane. It is a pain getting through security taking them out of the bag and putting them back in so I just left them out the whole time. We got stopped so many time by security and others becuse they wanted to love on the boys, I was never once told to put them in their bags. The attendant at the terminal even came over and sat with us to play with the boys while waiting for our plane to arrive. Now think about having to carry a bag, purse and Betzie through the airport. If you have one on wheels you can just drag it along with you.

Here is a picture I took of Riley at Indy airport while waiting for our plane. He is such a happy boy and so funny, he ended up jumping into his carrier because he wanted to take a nap.

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Well that makes me feel better. I think Betzie will do fine but just want to make sure she likes the bag and get her used to it. I am going to go into town today and look at some of the bags. I am going to try and take Betzie with me. So when you went into the airport you just had them on the leashes? I hope I run into the same nice people that you had. But one look at these cute little ones and how could you say anything mean to them.

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We something that will fit Betzie and Jillee both.
Are you thinking of putting both girls into the same bag? If so, check the rules of your carrier. Some airlines forbid more than one per bag if they are over a certain age. If I read that wrong, ignore me.
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Guapo really likes the sunroof effect of the sherpa...it's his second bed even when we're home


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No we just want one that we can use for either one of them if we need to take one with out the other....eventually I will have one for both but for now just need one!!!

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