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Whether you travel alone, or with family, packing your bags is always a draining process. Personally, I hate how time consuming it is to decide what to take with you and what to leave behind. But, are you aware that airlines allow only upto a certain limit of luggage?

It happened to me once, when I reached the airport and proceeded to check-in, I was denied check-in as the weight of my luggage exceeded the allowed limit. I had to pay extra charges for the same. It was a bad experience.

For such bad experiences to not occur to you, it is important to have knowledge about the airline's baggage allowance beforehand. Today we will tell you about one of the most popular commercial carriers in the US— Hawaiian Airlines.

Table of Content

What is Hawaiian Airlines Baggage Allowance Policy?
Hawaiian Airlines' carry-on baggage policy
Hawaiian Airlines' checked baggage policy
General Conditions for acceptance of Baggage in Hawaiian Airlines
Fees and Charges in Hawaiian Airlines Baggage Policy
Hawaiian Airlines Baggage Restrictions
Frequently Asked Questions
Conclusion
References

What is Hawaiian Airlines Baggage Allowance Policy?

The Hawaiian Airlines (HA) baggage policy for regular basic fares include Carry-on baggage and Checked Baggage. Carry-on items are free of any charges, whereas certain charges are applicable on the Checked baggage depending upon number of bags, weight and size categories.

Hawaiian Airlines carry-on baggage policy

Most of the smart travellers prefer a carry-on luggage to avoid extra checked luggage and save a few bucks. However, it is important to know that the Hawaiian Airline allows only upto a certain size of carry-on items.

When it comes to allowances for carry-on bags and personal items, Hawaiian permits:

1 personal item with maximum dimensions of 18" x 18" x 8"
1 carry-on bag with maximum dimensions of 22" x 14" x 9”

Hawaiian Airlines checked baggage policy

Hawaiian permits different baggage allowances for different cabins. If the luggage is overweight, the traveller needs to pay extra charges for it.

While travelling within the Hawaiian islands, the free allowances are:

  • Main Cabin: 1 checked bag up to 50 lbs
  • First Class: 2 checked bags up to 50 lbs each

On the other hand, allowances for flights between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland are:

  • Main Cabin: 2 free checked bags up to 50 lbs each
  • First Class: 3 free checked bags up to 70 lbs each

General Conditions for acceptance of Baggage in Hawaiian Airlines

The airline has certain conditions for the acceptance of your luggage. In case a passenger fails to meet these conditions, the airline has the right to deny his luggage. The conditions are as follows:

Valid Ticket: You must carry a valid Ticket for transportation on Hawaiian.

Name and Phone Number Required: Your name and contact phone number must appear on each checked baggage. Hawaiian will provide you with an identification label free of charge.

Size and Weight Limits: Your checked bag must not exceed a Linear Dimension of 62 inches (157 cm) or a maximum weight of 50 pounds (22.5 kg). However, after paying the extra charges, you will be allowed to carry your luggage.

Inspection: Your baggage must be available for inspection by Hawaiian or other authorised government agencies with or without your consent.

Suitable for Transportation: Your checked baggage must be suitable for transportation. Any item that is prohibited by the government, cannot be carried in the baggage compartment, or can cause an injury or inconvenience to fellow passengers will not be allowed.

Fees and Charges in Hawaiian Airlines Baggage Policy

Hawaiian allows a weight of standard 50 pounds and outer linear dimension must not exceed 167 centimetres. The baggage charges are different when you travel within the Hawaiian Islands versus when you travel from the US mainland to Hawaiian Islands.

For travel between locations within the State of Hawaii:

First Checked Standard Bag- $30.00
Second Checked Standard Bag- $40.00
Third and each additional Bag- $50.00

For all Domestic travel that is not wholly within the State of Hawaii:

  • First Checked Standard Bag- $40.00
  • Second Checked Standard Bag- $45.00
  • Third and each additional Bag - $150.00

When a bag exceeds 50 pounds (22.5 kg), it will incur an additional overweight charge as follows, which is in addition to the Standard Bag fee and any oversize fees.

When Baggage weight is between 51-70 pounds (23 – 31.5 kg), the additional overweight baggage fee is $35.00 per overweight piece between points within the State of Hawaii. Whereas for Domestic travel the additional overweight baggage fee is $100.00 per overweight piece.

When Baggage weight is between 71-100 pounds (32 – 45 kg), the total additional overweight baggage fee is $70.00 per overweight piece between points within the State of Hawaii. Whereas for Domestic travel within the State of Hawaii, the total additional overweight baggage fee is $200.00 per overweight piece.

No baggage heavier than 100 pounds is accepted in the Hawaiian Airlines.

The additional oversize baggage fee ranges from $35 to $200 per piece.

Hawaiian Airlines Baggage Restrictions

Last but not the least it is equally important to know the things that you CANNOT carry to the Hawaiian Airlines. Here is a list of items that are restricted are as follows:

  • Weapons (of any kind)
  • Sharp Objects (scissors, knives, etc.)
  • Explosives
  • Lithium-ion batteries,
  • Magnetized items or gadgets
  • Flammable or combustible items
  • Dry/wet ice or liquid nitrogen or any other chemicals/laboratory items
  • Alcohol/Marijuana/Liquors or other drugs
  • Or other items that Airlines lists as hazardous


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many Checked Bags are allowed in Economy Class in Hawaiian Airlines?

Ans. Airline permits one free checked baggage when you are travelling within the Hawaiian Islands, and two checked baggages when travelling from the US mainland to the Hawaiian Islands.

2. What is the charge for overweight luggage for travelling within Islands?

Ans. Hawaiian Airlines allows upto 50 pounds of free baggage for domestic travel. If you exceed it, you will be charged with $100 per piece upto 70 pounds and $200 per piece afte 70 pounds upto 100 pounds. No luggage over 100 pounds is allowed.

3. Can I carry my laptop with me without any charges?

Ans. Yes, Laptop Bags, Purse, or handbags are allowed to carry inside the flight as they are categorised as personal items. There is no extra charges for such items.

Conclusion

A trip to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands with your family this summer can be refreshing and memorable for you. But what may hinder your fun at the trip is the bad experience or inconvenience at the airports due to lack of information regarding the flight baggage policies. Hawaiian Airlines Baggage Policy is simple to understand and you can save your money by smartly planning your packaging. The Hawaiian Airline has some leverage over the carry-on and checked luggage which you can definitely benefit from.

 

 

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