I recently moved overseas and in order to bring my dog with me, we needed an airline crate. I got a recommendation for an Impact Crate and the whole experience exceeded all my expectations. From the back and forth with the sales rep who answered all my questions before my purchase to the quick shipping and easy set-up, and the ultimate test of all - surviving the flight - my dog's Impact Crate is fantastic! There are convenient handles for picking up and moving the crate both when it is expanded and collapsed. Overall, it is abundantly clear how much thought went into the design when you can see how easy all the parts fit together and how strong everything is. All of the airline employees I interacted with were highly impressed with the crate and after a cross-country trip and an international flight, it still looks practically brand-new. So while yes, the crates are expensive, they are definitely well-worth the price!!