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Hawaiian to charge $10 for first checked bag


Hawaiian Airlines has announced it will begin charging a $10 fee for the first checked bag on interisland flights, effective Sept. 14.

Hawaiian’s three primary competitors for interisland service have all previously instituted a first bag fee for travelers flying within the state.

“Our costs continue to rise and fares have simply not kept pace. We’ve held the line on this fee as long as possible, but have to remain competitive,” said Glenn Taniguchi, Hawaiian’s senior vice president of marketing and sales.

Customers of Hawaiian exempt from paying the $10 first bag fee are:

* HawaiianMiles Pualani Platinum, Gold and Premier Club members

* Corporate members

* Customers traveling in First Class

* Customers traveling on military and government fares

* Customers traveling on international tickets that include points within Hawaii

* Customers flying on the same reservation as someone with exempt status (except for group bookings of 10 or more passengers)

Customer checked-in luggage items exempt from the first bag fee are:

* Child car seats, carriers and strollers

* Wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and other personal assistive devices

Customers can pay the first bag fee online, at Hawaiian’s airport kiosk check-in machines, or at the airport ticket counter when checking in.

Hawaiian is the state’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service to Hawaii from the state’s primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. 

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One Response to “Hawaiian to charge $10 for first checked bag”

  1. My major objection to airports is people seem to forget they're still in America and have Civil Rights



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