Away just added a super chic pet carrier to its luggage collection

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While airline travel isn’t exactly recommended right now, road trips — socially distanced ones, of course — aren’t completely off the table.

In case you don’t want to board your furry friend while you hit the road, Away just launched a handy pet carrier for all your travel needs. Let’s just say this new carrier is a new road-trip essential for your furry friend.

And because this carrier was awarded a 5 Star Crash Testing Rating by the Center for Pet Safety, so you can feel good knowing you can safely bring them along for the ride — literally — in the car or on the plane. (It’s approved to fly in the cabin of most US airlines, including Delta, United and American Airlines.)

Shop: The Pet Carrier, $225

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The carrier is only available in two simple colors right now, but if we know anything about Away launches, it’s that there’s always more to come. We’re likely to see more color options to match the retailer’s other bags and luggage in the near future.

Apart from its simple design, one of the best things about the carrier is its (removable and washable!) sherpa bedding insert, which allows your cat or dog to be comfortable throughout the journey. And with its water-resistant lining, you don’t have to worry about accidents seeping through the bag.

While the bag’s main function is to tote pets, the carrier also includes pockets to store leashes, treats and doggie bags.

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A two-way zip top and side openings allow you to easily access your pet to check in on them during the trip. Inside the carrier, you’ll find a safety collar clip that helps prevent any escapes when opening the bag.

The carrier includes features for any type of trip, from car to plane travel. Notably, the carrier includes a sleeve that allows it be secured with a seat belt or hook on to a suitcase handle. Plus, you can personalize the pet carrier with up to three letters for an additional $35.

The new carrier also comes with some adorable gifts, including a convenient collapsible water bowl, an airplane-shaped toy and an embroidered bandana.

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Next time you’re thinking about boarding Whiskers or Spot during a getaway, think again. We’re sure they’ll thank you later.

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