Sherpa American Airlines Airline-Approved Dog & Cat Carrier Bag, Charcoal

By Sherpa
Rated 4.4091 out of 5 stars
$119.63Chewy Price
$119.63Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • Perfect for traveling in style and comfort by plane, car, for an adventure or just a trip to the vet.
  • Patented spring wire frame allows the rear end of the carrier to be pushed down several inches to conform to under seat dimensions.
  • Features include mesh windows for ventilation, top and side entry with locking zippers for safety, padded carrying strap with adjustable no-slip shoulder and a machine-washable faux lambskin liner.
  • Rear pocket provides convenient storage.
  • Approved for use on most airlines and included in an exclusive Guaranteed on Board program for the following airlines: American Airlines, United Airlines & Air Canada Airlines.

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Questions & Answers

11 Customer Questions

Hello, are the mesh panels chew/scratch proof? Thank you.
Answer by ChewyApr 20, 2018
The mesh windows are for ventilation and aren't chew or scratch proof. Depending the aggressiveness of the pet, it can potentially break.

how do i measure my dog?
Answer by ChewySep 12, 2018
The pet's length should be measured from the nape of the neck to the base of the tail. The pet's height should be measured when they are standing, from the floor to the shoulder. Please note, pets should have enough room to lie down comfortably but also stand up and turn around should they wish to change positions.

Is it on wheels?
Answer by ChewyOct 04, 2017
This Carrier does not have wheels. It features a padded carrying strap with adjustable no-slip shoulder.

Im confused, I called AA yesterday and they said that the max height is 9inches for carriers, but this says 10.5inches. Can someone let me know if this would be approved?
Answer by ChewyJun 12, 2020
This carrier is made out of a softer material so it may be pushed down slightly if needed.

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Rated 4.4091 out of 5 stars
44 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

44 Customer Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By tinalee1078 on Aug 26, 2020

unhappy with purchase

I bought this is hopes it would be a great carrier. It came folded and portable easy to set up but the plastic that holds it together was busted through both seams so it says in hits my cats head which makes it unconscious for them to be inside. Otherwise it’s cute and cute pillow padding inside but the plastic bars need to be stitched far better so it hold the carrier up in place to where the animal inside has room on every side where no top is touching them- I suppose I can buy sewing equipment and stitch it back in but I feel in Rome it’s only going to pop back through making another hole, making it not a stable

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Susanhz on Sep 4, 2020

Not sure my cat will fit in it

I had a Sherpa Element carrier that I really liked, but I needed to replace it because a piece broke. I couldn’t find the same one again but thought this looked similar. This is ok but looks smaller even though they both say they fit a pet up to 16 pounds. My cat weighs 11 pounds, and this looks small for him. I also preferred the more structured body of my last carrier:

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Tmoney on Mar 22, 2020

Toy dog carrier

This carrier is supposed to supplier a dog 17lbs and under. It should say 10lbs and under 5 inches tall. My Pom is 15lbs and it was sad to try to even fit him in this. Once in it he couldn’t move, couldn’t stand or turn. This thing is for tea cup or small toy dogs.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Claws on Feb 10, 2020

Perfect cat carrier

I bought this carrier because it's airline approved and I knew it would make traveling that much easier. Cats don't like traveling as much as dogs so I liked the fact that it's not as wide open as some of the others. He got enough air but didn't have to see the outside world on all 4 sides. It's easy to carry with the long shoulder strap and the pocket was perfect for his paperwork and medicine. It fit under the seat just fine. I would definitely recommend this product. Well made, no issues

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Savannah1 on May 19, 2020

Pup Bag/ Carrier

My little rosie absolutely loves this it is also very convient for carrying around all her things!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Loki on Jan 21, 2020

great carrier

We used this to bring our dog home from Colorado. Fit great under seat on American Airlines Flight. No issues with boarding. I have used this to transport dog in car since December, works great.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Angel on Oct 23, 2019


Ordering was easy and convenient and this item was even better than described! Fits my Chihuahua perfectly!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gracie71 on Aug 18, 2019

Great bag for travel

This bag is light and airy and a great bag for travel with your pup. My Mickey slept in it the whole time he was in it in my car

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Madison on Apr 7, 2019

Medium is too small for an 8 pound dog

My carrier is brand new and this was the only one I saw. They did not list a large size as on other sites for the same product. My dog will outgrow it very soon and I will have to buy a larger size. I wish I knew that this was just a medium and a larger size is available. Maybe not on this website.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sadie on Apr 5, 2019


Just want to shout out to Chewy for getting me this incredible Pet Carrier so quickly. My puppy, Sadie, was very comfortable flying on the plane home by the comfort she felt in this wonderful product. This carrier made her feel safe and secure. The shoulder strap was comfortable and made it easy to carry her little 20 lb self.