Traveling with your dog or other furry friend by plane can be a wonderful experience, but it requires careful preparation to ensure that you and your pet have a safe and comfortable trip. Before you book your flight, be sure to let the Hawaiian Airlines or travel agent know about your pet’s presence.
Keep in mind that the Hawaiian airline has restrictions on the number of pets allowed on board, so be sure to book your ticket early to avoid disappointment.
It is important to call your airline at least 72 hours before your flight to confirm your pet’s seat on the plane. Make sure your pet’s health record is up to date and bring it with you on the trip.
If your pet is prone to anxiety, nervousness or motion sickness, consider consulting your veterinarian who can prescribe a tranquilizer to help calm your pet during the flight. With these tips in mind, you can be sure your pet will have a safe and comfortable trip.
Traveling with your pet in the cabin
When you decide to take your pet with you on a flight operated by Hawaiian Airlines, you have the option of traveling with it in the cabin or in the hold. However, you should know that this carrier does not authorize the transport of animals in the cabin on all its lines.
First of all, it should be noted that only cats and dogs are accepted in the cabin, and only on the following lines:
– Inter-island flights
– Flights between Hawaii and North America (except trajers connecting New York – JFK, Boston-Logan or Austin airport).
In order to be authorized in the cabin, the animal must meet another condition: Its weight with that of its centenary must be less than or equal to 25 pounds. If the weight displayed at the airport exceeds the threshold allowed by Hawaiian Airlines, the animal will be transferred to the hold to be transported as checked baggage.
Send your pet in the hold
The cargo hold is a safe and secure environment for your pet, with proper ventilation, pressurization and heating to ensure their comfort and well-being. Your pet will be kept in a secure cage during the flight to avoid any movement or instability. By choosing the best option for your furry friend, you can ensure a smooth and stress-free journey on Hawaiian Airlines aircraft.
When traveling with your pet, it is important to consider the weight of your pet and its kennel. To ensure your pet’s safety during flight, the combined weight of the two should not exceed 70 lbs. Otherwise, an alternative solution is available. HA Cargo service is designed to easily transport large pets and their kennels.
By using its Cargo service, you can ensure that your pet travels in a safe and secure environment, regardless of its weight.
The number to call for transportation of your pet via Hawaiian Airlines cargo service is: 1-877-HA-CARGO (422-2746).
Book your flight with your pet by phone
Traveling with your pet is easy when you book your flight with HA. Simply call their reservations department at 1-800-367-5320 ahead of time to make your arrangements. Their team of experts will help you book your flight and ensure your pet travels safely and comfortably.
Fees may apply and space availability may be limited
- $60 on inter-island flights
- $220 on journeys between destinations in North America and Hawaii
Which transport cage to use on the plane?
For air travel with Hawaiian Airlines, use an approved, ventilated, sturdy carrier for your pet. The crate should be large enough for your pet to turn around, but not too large to avoid injury during handling. Reinforce the corners of the cage and make sure it has secure closures.
Avoid using padlocks. Label the cage with your pet’s information and contact information.
The dimensions of the transport cage according to the IATA standard
– Small (cabin): 40 x 39 x 60 cm (16”x15”x24”)
– Medium (hold): 69 x 51 x 49 cm (27”x20”x19”)
– Large (hold): 92 x 61 x 66 cm (36”x24”x26”)
– Giant (Cargo): 122 x 82 x 89 cm (48”x32”x35”)