Worrying about buying a carrier that will not fit under a plane seat is a thing of the past. This patent pending folding system allows pets to travel in the largest space possible while the airplane is in the air, yet still allows for stowage under an airline seat during takeoff and landing. When the captain says you can recline your seat, rotate the Sleepypod Air so it is between your feet, and then expand the ends so both you and your little friend can stretch out comfortable for the duration of the flight. In-cabin pet travel has never been so comfortable.
Meets major airline crry-on pet regulations by being able to compress in length from 22" to 19" when one side is compressed, or down to 16" when both sides are compressed. The ends are designed to expand when there is nothing blocking them. Once compressed, the ends remain in a flexed position with the airline seat frame serving as its barrier. The ends fold down automatically to fill the available space.
Before using your Air with a pet inside, it is important to compress the ends a few times as they will be "fresh from the factory" stiff. Zip the carrier so it is entirely closed and at full length. Hold the carrier lengthwise with your thumbs on the ends and the rest of your fingers under the carrier. Apply pressure and compress it from this position. Three inches from each end you will feel a ridge on the bottom. This is the point where the carrier will flex. The first compression of the ends will require a little extra force; thereafter, the ends will be more pliant.
Top and ends are are made of an easy breathing dark mesh, allowing for easy access. Pass through pockets are available to secure to telescoping suitcases. Large zipper pockets on both sides provide space for your pet's essential in-flight items. Straps on both sides also allow you to easily secure this carrier in your car. The plush cover on the removable foam bed is machine washable. The coated exterior and interior fabric is easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Available in four different colors. Jet Black is no longer available.