Travelers say aloha to Hawaiian's drive-thru check-in

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After more than two decades, Hawaiian Airlines has gotten rid of its drive-thru check-in at Honolulu's airport.

The reason? To make way for other improvements at the airport.

Hawaiian debuted the service in the summer of 1998, and its remained a popular option for travelers.

The airline celebrated its final day of the service Monday, gifting guests with Hawaiian Airlines bag tags from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hawaiian Airlines said the check-in service is ending to make way for construction of a new airport mauka concourse.

"While it's bittersweet to see it end ... it's sorely needed so we can start construction on the airport modernization program," said Hawaiian Airlines spokesman Alex Da Silva.

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