Checking baggage can be a complicated process, so travelers flying with Hawaiian Airlines should be aware of the airline’s checked baggage rules to reduce stress at the airport and ensure their trip takes place in the best conditions.
This guide provides an overview of Hawaiian Airlines domestic baggage policies, including size restrictions and fees.
Checked Baggage policy on domestic flights with Hawaiian Airlines
First of all, it should be noted that checking baggage with the Hawaiian company is chargeable:
Passengers can travel with checked baggage therefore the weight and dimensions (size) of each piece are respectively limited to: 50 Ibs (23kg) and 62 linear inches (157cm) whose costs associated with their check-in are as follows:
Number of checked bags
|Fly from or to neighboring island (amount in USD)
Fly from or to a destination in North America (amount in USD)
|$25 ($15 only for Hawaiian Miles members)
|$35 ($20 only for Hawaiian Miles members)
Third piece or more
– Baggage check-in free of charge
Some Hawaiian Airlines passengers are privileged by benefiting from free baggage allowance, namely:
- Pualani Platinum members entitled to (three) free checked bags
- Pualani Gold members can travel with (two) free bags in the hold within the size and weight allowed by Hawaiian Airlines, otherwise they pay an excess.
- Passengers with the World Elite MasterCard card and Club Premier Elite members are granted a two-bag allowance free of charge in the hold.
- Passengers who are World Elite MasterCard cardholders and Club Premier Elite members who are at the same time a member of Pualani Platinum or main Cardmembe can check up to six bags of which the first five bags are checked free.
– Large or oversized baggage can be checked in for a fee
You simply have to buy excess baggage by paying a fee of $35 for the transport of a piece weighing between 50 and 70 pounds or $70 USD for checking in baggage weighing between 71 and 100 pounds.
Checked baggage policy on international flights
Hawaiian Airlines offers a wide range of services for customers traveling internationally, including many baggage options. Let’s take a closer look at HA’ checked baggage policy on international flights and explore how this option can help make your next trip smoother and more convenient.
On international routes and flights served by this airline, you are entitled to:
– American Samoa and Tahiti
Flight between Hawaii or North America and Pago Pago or Papeete: 2 x 50 Ibs. All additional checked baggage requires a $150/piece fee
Excess baggage charges are applied in the event of excess baggage (45kg per piece maximum), the amount of which varies between $50 and $400.
– Australia and New Zealand
Flight from to Hawaii/North America to Australia/New Zealand: 2 x 70 Ibs. Hawaiian Airlines charges a fee of $150 (per piece), starting with the third bag
Flight from Australia to Hawaii/North America: 2 x 70Ibs: The third bag is charged at $150 AUD
Flight from New Zealand to Hawaii/North America: 2 x 70 Ibs. The transport of each additional piece entails a fee of $200 NZD.
Hawaiian Airlines informs its passengers traveling on these routes of the impossibility of traveling with baggage whose piece weight is greater than 70 Ibs.
On the other hand, they will be able to check in oversized baggage (between 62 and 80 linear inches) for a fee of $150 USD / AUD or $200 NZD, depending on the itinerary.
A special policy and rules apply on Hawaiian Airlines flights scheduled to and from Japan:
- Coach Class: 1 x 50Ibs
- Business Class: 1 x 70 Ibs
Flights from Hawaii or North America to Japan: Passengers are allowed two bags free of charge. However, a fee of $150 is charged from the 3rd piece of luggage.
On itineraries from Japan to Hawaii or North America: The above policy is allocated to passengers. The costs recorded for the transport of the 3rd part are up to 15,000 JPY.
Excess baggage fees are charged for passengers flying to Japan with Hawaiian Airlines
- $50 USD for baggage weighing between 51 and 70 Ibs
- $400 USD for baggage weighing between 71 and 100 Ibs.
On routes served from an airport in Japan, the charges applied vary between 5,000 and 40,000 JPY.
Fees charged for transporting oversized baggage
Dimensions accepted: between 60 and 80 linear inches
– On routes connecting airports in Hawaii and North America to Japan: $150 USD
– On flights departing from Japan: 15,000 JPY
Hawaiian Airlines allocates the same allowance and applies the same checked baggage policy on flights serving South Korea as on routes serving Japanese destinations.
As for the fees applied for the check-in of third baggage or the payment of excess, they correspond to the equivalent of the amounts displayed below in Korean currency KRW.
- $50 USD = 50,000 KRW
- $150 USD = 150,000 KRW
- $400 USD = 400,000 KRW
Finally, it is important to note that all customers traveling internationally with the Hawaiian airline must adhere to local country-specific laws governing goods and restrictions when departing from foreign airports – failure to do so could result in costly delays or confiscation until arrival at destination port before being able to continue to final destination point(s).
What deductible for active military?
Are you in the military and want to fly Hawaiian Airlines? Since this airline offers discounts for all active and retired U.S. military, veterans, reservists, and their dependents, it’s important to understand what this means for checked baggage policies.
Each serving U.S. military member is entitled to two checked bags in Coach, Business, or First class, each piece of which is limited in weight to 50 pounds and limited in size to 62 inches (all dimensions included). must present their military ID when checking in for their flight at the airport.
Items prohibited in checked baggage on Hawaiian Airlines flights
Traveling by plane can be an exciting adventure, but it can also be complicated. You should know the rules and regulations set forth by Hawaiian Airlines before attempting to travel with checked baggage in order to avoid fines or other penalties if, for example, you carry prohibited items in your baggage.
It is important to familiarize yourself with the prohibited items in your checked baggage when traveling with HA:
- Aerosol products
For security reasons, all aerosol products (aerosols) are strictly prohibited in your checked baggage. This includes any type of flammable gas, such as pressurized deodorant or hair spray. These items can, however, go in hand luggage.
- Live animals
Since special conditions sometimes apply to animals that are shipped as cargo, you should not include them in your checked baggage. This could lead to fines and even delays for the animal’s arrival. Additionally, if animals escape from their cages when placed in baggage, there is a significant risk of injury or injury to passengers and personnel on board.
Firearms are generally not permitted on board flights due to state and federal laws that prohibit them from traveling inside aircraft cabins. You will want to check with local regulations as they may vary depending on where you plan to travel, but firearms generally need to be declared at counters before departure and must remain unloaded for the duration of the trip.
- Explosives and Flammable Materials
It is strictly prohibited to place in checked baggage any explosive or flammable materials, including firecrackers, gunpowder, matches, bleach and camping fuel, whether declared or not. These substances can become extremely dangerous during flight, so they should never be checked no matter what.
- Liquids over 3 ounces/100ml
Due to security protocols put in place after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, all liquids must follow TSA guidelines, which means that any container containing liquid over 3 ounces/100ml must be packed in a clear resealable plastic bag that does not exceed 1 liter (1 pint) capacity per passenger. If you attempt to check bottles larger than this size, it may cause an additional delay at security checkpoints, which could negatively affect your entire journey.
- Sporting Equipment
Certain types of sporting goods have been deemed too dangerous for air travel, such as cricket bats, lacrosse sticks, baseball bats, etc. These items should always be kept at home unless necessary, as trying on travelers without informing airline staff can lead to serious safety issues on board aircraft.
During take-off or landing procedures. Certain types of sports equipment may still be accepted, such as ice skates or small fishing rods, but these must be declared beforehand when checking in at the counter.