Welcome to Mr. Peanut's. I know that most people who visit my store are attracted to the designs, but I also want to point out the main reason pet owners should consider my totes and carriers. I research and study the market closely, and for the most part I either see good quality carriers that are over priced, or even more so I see low quality knock offs that fall apart if the zippers even last that long. Don’t take a chance with bags that might be rejected or fall apart when you get to the airport. I design my airline capable tote models in consultation with representatives of the major airlines. Whether you’re traveling Delta, Southwest, Jetblue, American, United, Virgin, Alaska, Frontier, Allegiant, etc, my carrier models will allow you to travel in cabin with your favorite friend. Users often ask about "TSA", "IATA" and "FAA" registered and the fact is that there are only guidelines for animals carried in the cargo holds of airliners, but these do NOT apply to in passenger cabin pet carriers. Always keep in mind each airline sets their own specific requirements, and they can even vary from their domestic, international and shuttle routes. All airlines have very similar sizing guidelines, and all will require your pet to be comfortable in the carrier, well ventilated and to remain under the seat in front of you during flight. The popularity of soft sided carriers stems from their adjustability to fit under the various seat configurations of modern aircraft, and I have designed all of my tote designs to have a pliable structure so that it can easily stow under the 8.5" seat in front of you. Do keep in mind when you review an airlines size requirements that the exact dimensions provided are targeted for the older style "hard shell" carriers that could not conform to various seat configurations, hence the popularity of soft sided carriers which do comply by being pliable and able to conform to various space configurations.
What you want to look for in a tote or portable crate is the materials used, ie, the zippers, the fabric, the safety and the comfort features. I work hard on our carriers and tote designs to design for pet safety, comfort, style and value for each model series I develop, each is actually hand sewn to my specifications. I use only premium brand zippers that can also be found on designer purses and jeans. I use water resistant materials that are also used in the production of military parachutes. I only use cruelty free human made materials such as vegan leatherette and faux fleece padding. On any tote always look them over for proper seatbelt attachments and safety clasps or auto self locking zippers. Look for a design structure that stands up straight without sagging and is well ventilated with a strong chew free mesh. I am never satisfied, and I update and improve each series with each production run to provide you the absolute best quality at the most excellent everyday value possible. Thank You for visiting.
Regards Michael Strianese, Mr. Peanut's, Caretaker