Hawaiian raises interisland air luggage fee

Published: Sep. 1, 2011 at 9:07 AM HST|Updated: Sep. 1, 2011 at 1:51 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After facing its first losing quarter in three years Hawaiian Airlines has raised its fee for luggage on interisland flights.

Beginning Sept. 1 Hawaiian Airlines will charge $17 instead of the previous $10 fee for the first piece of checked luggage on all interisland flights.

The airlines made the announcement in July and blames the fee increase on operational costs.

All other baggage fees for travel on Hawaiian Airlines remains unchanged.

The following are exempt from the change:

  • Members of Hawaiian's Premier, Pualani Gold and Pualani Platinum clubs.
  • Corporate members who book their tickets through Hawaiian's corporate portal.
  • Customers traveling in first class.
  • Active U.S. military personnel traveling on military or government fare.
  • Car seats, infant carriers, or strollers when customers are traveling with a child.
  • Wheelchair, walkers, crutches, canes and other personal assistive devices.

Hawaiian says its fee for interisland service remain lower than anywhere else in its system.

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