Hawaiian Airlines has a fairly standard baggage policy with fees that are pretty average for checked bags ($25-$30) when compared to other major airlines.
However, Hawaiian’s overweight fees seem to come in a bit cheaper than the average.
Fun Fact: Hawaiian Airlines has a great little exclusion for bringing fresh papaya and pineapple back home with you. Must be that “Aloha Spirit”…
Hawaiian Airlines Carry-On Allowance
1 personal item: FREE
1 standard carry-on bag: FREE
Size and Weight Restrictions
- Personal: Size and weight undisclosed, but Hawaiian states that the item must be small enough to fit under the seat in front of you
- Standard: 22 x 14 x 9 inches (55.9 x 35.5 x 22.9 cm) and 25 pounds (11.34 kg)
Lap Infant Carry-On Policy
- The infant does not receive a carry-on allowance
- Passengers are permitted to bring a car seat onboard and use it on the plane if there is a free seat (subject to their travel safety seat policy)
- Strollers will be checked at the gate free of charge. Small, collapsible strollers may be carried on provided the item meets all of the standard size/weight restrictions of a carry-on bag.
Hawaiian Airlines Checked Baggage Allowance
All checked bags must adhere to a max weight of 50 pounds (23 kg) and max linear dimensions of 62 inches (157 cm).
|1st Bag||2nd Bag||3rd+ Bags|
|Main Cabin (neighbor island)||$25||$35||$50|
|Main Cabin (North America)|| $30|| $40||$100|
|First Class||Included||Included||$50 (neighbor islands)|
$100 (North America)
|International (American Samoa & Tahiti, Australia & New Zealand, Japan, Korea)||Included||Included||$150|
It’s worth noting that Hawaiian Airlines does not allow passengers traveling on the same booking to pool their baggage. If you exceed the maximum individual allowance, then excess baggage fees would apply.
Additional / Excess Baggage Fees
|Australia or New Zealand||$0||Not accepted||$150|
|Japan or Korea||$50 (Business Class $0)||$400|
For baggage fees related to special luggage (sporting equipment, musical instruments, etc.) please refer to Hawaiian Airlines’ policy for each on the left table on this page.
Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?
Hawaiian Airlines does allow passengers to pre-pay luggage online when you check-in from 24 hours before the flight departure.
Passengers need to visit the ‘Manage Flights’ area of the website and select ‘Check-in Online‘ where you can pay any baggage fees.
Credit Cards That Reimburse You For Checked Bag Fees
Pick the right credit card to get your checked bag fees reimbursed when flying Hawaiian Airlines. Check out your options below:
|Capital One VentureOne Rewards Credit Card - This no annual fee card comes with a 20,000 bonus mile offer after spending $500 in the first 3 months. When you use your card for travel purchases (e.g. baggage fees), use your miles to pay off all, or part of, your statement balance! We've highlighted 30+ benefits of the card.|
|Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card - The "big brother" card to the VentureOne with 60,000 miles if you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. This card is full of benefits and perks and you can redeem your miles on travel or transfer your miles to over 15+ travel loyalty programs.|
Exclusions & Waivers:
As a member benefit, HawaiianMiles members will enjoy reduced 1st and 2nd checked baggage fees when flying between the Neighbor Islands, traveling wholly within the State of Hawaii.
- 1st bag – $10 off
- 2nd bag – $15 off
Pualani Platinum members receive the first three (3) bags complimentary. Applies to members only. Applicable overweight and excess baggage fees will apply. The next additional bag will be charged at the 4th bag fee.
Pualani Gold and Premeier Club members receive the first two (2) bags complimentary. Applies to members only. Applicable overweight and excess baggage fees will apply. The next additional bag will be charged at the 3rd bag fee.
Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard: The Primary Cardmember is eligible to earn one (1) complimentary first checked bag on Hawaiian Airlines-operated flights. International flights are excluded. This is in addition to any Elite member baggage allowance.
Hawaiian Airlines will accept one pre-packaged box of papayas or pineapples, per paid passenger, free of charge (subject to space availability) on flights departing from Hawaii to North America. The box must not exceed 10lbs in weight and must be pre-agriculture inspected.
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Shutterstock and Hawaiian Airlines