Joining an unwelcome industry trend, Hawaiian Airlines this week announced that it has increased its fees for checking a first and second piece of passenger luggage.
Travellers in the main cabin of Hawaiian Airlines will now pay $30 for a first checked bag and $40 for a second checked bag.
Both fees rose $5, bringing Hawaiian on par with the pricing used by other major US airlines like American, United, and Delta Air Lines, all of which have raised their bag fees this year.
Hawaiian Airlines said the fee increase was its first on checked bags since 2012.
“Hawaiian’s checked bag fee for neighbour island flying [$25 for a first bag, $35 for a second bag] remains unchanged, as do discounts and complimentary allowances for HawaiianMiles members [who pay $15 for a first bag and $20 for a second bag on flights within the state of Hawaii],” the airline said in a press release, adding:
“Guests flying internationally may still check two bags at no charge.”
Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard cardmembers who purchase tickets between Hawaii and any of Hawaiian’s 12 North American gateway cities directly from Hawaiian Airlines will also continue to get complimentary first checked bags, the airline said.