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Under-seat measurements

Which seat works best with an in-cabin dog? [Delta A319]

Delta’s A319 planes are divided into two classes, First and Economy. We were traveling in Economy, which has three seats on each side of the aisle. Row 9 is an exit row, so you will not be able to sit there with your dog. Row 5 has a bulkhead in front of it, but even though the bulkhead has large cut-outs that let you stick your purse, etc. under the last row of First Class, you cannot have an in-cabin dog  … Read more

Which seat works best with an in-cabin dog? [Delta 757-200 (5500 Series)]

Delta has a variety of 757-200 planes, and the seat pocket card only identified our plane as a 757-200(N). I can tell you, though, that it had eight door exits and no window exits, which narrows the field down a bit. We were in row 28, and there were 4 rows behind us to an exit door — and that indicates to me that we were in a 5500 Series plane.

As on other 757s, you enter from the side, behind  … Read more

Which seat works best with an in-cabin dog? [Delta Embraer 145]

I’ve been posting the under-seat measurements of planes we’ve been traveling on, and I invited readers to add measurements if they found themselves on a plane with a tape measure and a willingness to fold themselves into a pretzel. Lovely reader Jen stepped up to the plate and sent me the following message about her recent trip on a Delta ERJ-145:

“Hello there. I thought I would share some measurements I took on a flight this week. It was  … Read more

Which seat works best with an in-cabin dog? [United 757-200]

No room for a dog in First Class

This is only a partial report because you board a 757 (in this case, a -200 series) from the side, and hoi polloi never see First Class. I hope that someday I’ll travel First Class on a United 757 or (more likely) that a kind reader will post the measurements I couldn’t get for you. [10/3/10 My husband recently traveled on a United 757-200 in First Class, and although he didn’t have  … Read more

Which seat works best with an in-cabin dog? [United A320]

In case you need a reminder that different airlines configure a plane differently, here’s another A320 to tell you about. We flew on a United A320 today, and on this plane, your best choices with an in-cabin dog are an aisle or middle seat.

The cabin is divided into three classes: First, Economy Plus and Economy. First Class has two seats on each side of the aisle; the rest of the plane has three seats on each side of the aisle.  … Read more

Which seat works best with an in-cabin dog? [Virgin America A320]

We just returned from a trip to the Bay Area via Virgin America, so I had two chances to check out Virgin’s A320 under-seat measurements. Unlike JetBlue, which also flies A320 planes, Virgin America divides its A320s into two classes (First and Main). First Class has two seats on each side of the aisle, while the main cabin has three seats on each side of the aisle.

There is a bulkhead between the two classes, and you are not allowed to  … Read more

Which seat works best with an in-cabin dog? [JetBlue A320]

We returned to Seattle on a JetBlue Airbus 320, so once again I crawled around under my row of seats with a tape measure, and here are the results. This post is part of an ongoing series recording under-seat measurements of the various planes we fly on. Keep in mind that most domestic and international airlines have rules about the maximum size of in-cabin pet carriers they allow on board (see Dog Jaunt’s handy charts under the “Taking your pet  … Read more

Which seat works best with an in-cabin dog? [JetBlue E-190]

I started this series in December 2009, when I wrote a post about the space available under seats in Southwest’s 737 (-700 series) planes. Southwest had published its under-seat dimensions, but I felt that more info would be helpful. Here’s the second in the series, for JetBlue’s Embraer 190 planes.

Keep in mind that most domestic and international airlines have rules about the maximum size of in-cabin pet carriers they allow on board (see Dog Jaunt’s handy charts under the “Taking  … Read more

Which seat works best with an in-cabin dog? [Southwest 737-700]

In an earlier post, I advised you to choose a middle seat, since they generally have the most room to stow a dog in a carrier. Not long afterwards, I encountered a middle seat under which I really couldn’t stow Chloe because a significant portion of the space was occupied by a box for electronics. Happily, this wasn’t a plane with one of those railings that cuts off a big chunk of the storage space under the aisle seat, so  … Read more

Southwest Airlines publishes under-seat dimensions

Photo by Rob Speed

Unlike other U.S. airlines, Southwest does not stipulate what size carrier it will accept for in-cabin pets. Instead, it has published the dimensions of the under-seat space available to travelers. Southwest has a fleet of Boeing 737s (the -300, -500 and -700 series), and apparently the same measurement applies to all of its planes.

Southwest’s under-seat dimensions are as follows:

Window Seat: 19″L x 14″W x 8.25″H
Middle Seat: 19″L x 19″W x 8.25″H
Aisle Seat: 19″L x 14″W x  … Read more