Guaranteed On-Board Program
As avid pet lovers and enthusiasts, Worldwise® wants to ensure that you and your pet travel comfortably and with peace of mind, so we have introduced Guaranteed On-Board™. We have worked with major airlines to bring you this exciting program that will provide you with all of the information you need to ensure an easy, hassle-free trip with your pet.
The Guaranteed On-Board™ program outlines all of the steps you will need to take before traveling with your pet so you can be sure that your pet and its carrier are compliant with the airline rules and regulations. Should you be denied boarding due to your carrier, Worldwise will refund the cost of your airline flight and your pet airline travel fee – GUARANTEED!
The Worldwise Guaranteed On-Board™ program is designed to ensure that you and your pet travel comfortably and hassle free. If you follow the guidelines below and are denied boarding the aircraft with your pet, Worldwise will refund the cost of your individual flight and your airline pet travel fee.
This program is subject to the following:
- You have filled out all the information on the Guaranteed On-Board form truthfully and accurately – if not, this offer is void
- If you can your pet are denied boarding the aircraft due to any issues other than those related to the SIZE of the carrier, this offer is void
- If your pet is viewed as a threat to the safety of you, itself or others, this offer is void
- If the information that was filled out and submitted is not accurate, this offer is void
- If you fail to arrive at the gate on time and are denied boarding, this offer is void
- If the carrier that you are using is damaged, in poor repair or condition, this offer is void
- If the safety of your pet is in question due to non related carrier issues, this offer is void
- If you are over the limit for carry-on baggage and are denied boarding, this offer is void
- If the flight is cancelled or you voluntarily decide to not take the flight, this offer is void
To submit a claim for the program you will need to have the Guaranteed On-Board™ form filled out and signed by the gate agent stating the reason the carrier was not allowed on the flight.
The form will need to be sent to the Worldwise, Inc. offices for verification and review. Send a copy of the completed form to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Claims will take up to 4 weeks for refund. For any additional questions call customer service at 303.623.3327.
PLEASE NOTE: The Guaranteed On-Board program is limited to domestic flights within the USA and Canada only.
Guaranteed On-Board Form:
Please use the form below to submit Guarantee On-Board forms.
Not all sizes of carrier included in the program are guaranteed on all the airlines listed. Each airline has their own in-cabin carrier sizing requirements.
As a result, while a certain size of carrier may be allowed on board one airline, it may not be allowed on another. Guaranteed On Board will help you determine if your carrier is compliant with your specific airline’s requirements.
Not all airlines are included in the program. This doesn’t mean you can’t fly with your Sherpa on their flights – you’ll just need to check directly with the airline that they’ll allow the carrier or go online to clarify their specific requirements and determine if your carrier meets the criteria. Most airlines have their pet policies listed on their websites and can be easily located if you search “in-cabin carrier sizing requirements”.
Airline Approved carriers meet the criteria that all airline require:
- Must be leak-proof
- Must safely enclose the pet
- Must provide adequate ventilation
However, as each airline has different under-seat sizing requirements, not all sizes are allowed onboard all airlines.
This does not necessarily mean you can’t fly with your carrier. You’ll just need to check directly with the airline that they will allow it. Many airlines will allow a carrier that slightly exceeds their published dimensions if it is soft-sided and can be pushed down to conform to under-seat dimensions, like a Sherpa carrier. All airline approved Sherpa carriers are soft-sided and feature a special spring wire frame in the rear of the bags which gives them a couple of inches of give in the height, but please be sure to check directly with your airline if the carrier exceeds their published dimensions.
The carriers are designed for pets to lie down comfortably, but they should be able to stand up and turn around. They should have enough room to easily reposition themselves while inside. The airline agents will check to make sure your pet is comfortable inside and will deny boarding if they feel the carrier is too small.
Train your pet! Please give your pet ample time to adjust to the carrier prior to traveling. Leave it out and open and encourage your pet to use it as bed. Make it a safe space for them. Put treats, toys, blankets, etc. inside to make them comfortable. Start with short trips and gradually work up to longer trips, always using positive reinforcement. Always supervise your pet while they are inside. Traveling can be very stressful on our furry friends so please be attentive and keep an eye out for signs of scratching or chewing as the mesh is not indestructible.