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haleyt July 20th, 2013 03:54 PM

WestJet and Sleepypod Air?
 
Hi everyone!

I wanted to know if anyone had any experience flying westjet with a sleepypod air? I'm flying in mid-September from Toronto to Vancouver with my cat Goose, and purchased a Sleepypod Air because it seemed to fit all of the requirements really well, and had excellent reviews.

On the Sleepypod air website, it lists two sets of measurements. One set for when the carrier is fully expanded, and one for when it is 'compressed', with the ends flipped up. The compressed measurements list the height at 8 inches (20cm) as opposed to the expanded height of 10.5 inches (27 cm). A diagram illustrates this same change in height.

When I got mine today however, I didn't see a real change in height when I compressed the ends! I'm freaking out now because I'm worried westjet will not allow it, since their website states carriers must be no higher than 8.5 inches. On other forums people say it's usually fine with carriers that are a bit too large, but has anyone actually flown westjet with this particular carrier who could let me know if it was alright or not? Thanks everyone!

kitona July 20th, 2013 04:54 PM

Call them and ask. They are really animal/people friendly and very, very helpful.

haleyt July 21st, 2013 09:09 AM

I did call and ask, and the woman told me that I should look at their pet page...I'd obviously already done that!

sugarcatmom July 21st, 2013 12:21 PM

[QUOTE=haleyt;1059837]
When I got mine today however, I didn't see a real change in height when I compressed the ends! I'm freaking out now because I'm worried westjet will not allow it, since their website states carriers must be no higher than 8.5 inches. [/QUOTE]

Although I've never flown with a pet (so take what I say with that caveat in mind), my understanding is that as long as the carrier can squish down to fit under the seat, it should be fine. Is the Sleepy Pod flexible enough to squish?

Koteburo July 22nd, 2013 08:24 PM

A little bit off topic but I need to say it: Loved the name! GOOSE :thumbs up

Dog Dancer July 23rd, 2013 10:39 AM

Love the name Goose also. If you live near the airport could you take the carrier out with you to check and see? I know at our airport in Vancouver they have an area with a bunch of sample size things (one is a frame that is the size of the under seat spot, one the size of the overhead bin, etc.). If you could try it out in advance you'd have your answer.


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