Q&A about pop up beach tent

1.trouble folding - one side is now reversed and is concave. How do I fix this so both sides pop out?

Please shake and swing the reversed pole to help it recover. It might be twisted in a wrong way when folding. 

2.How to close pop up beach tent?

Please watch this online video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siCGBShPUMY
 

3.I'm looking for something to fit in my checked bag for my flight. The house in the Bahamas we're staying at has no beach umbrellas. Will this work?

Packaged in its case, it measures 18 inches across. If the smaller dimension of your suitcase is at least 18 inches it will fit.