Hawaii-based Airlines - Interisland overhead bin space KOA-HNL on HA
Aug 30, 12, 11:26 am
When I last flew HA two years ago interisland the overhead bins were not large enough to accommodate a regular roll-on bag (22x14x...). Tomorrow I fly at 2 from KOA-HNL then pick up AA to mainland. My question is will the overhead bins accommodate my roll-on? If not, can I gate check and avoid having to check bag and pay $$'s?
The interisland planes haven't changed in years. So if they didn't fit 2 years ago, they probably won't fit today. I don't know what HAs policy of gate checking is.
Aug 30, 12, 7:12 pm
Thanks and I'll post my experience.
Aug 30, 12, 9:48 pm
Ours fit on the DEF side only.
Aug 31, 12, 7:15 am
When I last flew HA two years ago interisland the overhead bins were not large enough to accommodate a regular roll-on bag (22x14x...).
Both bins are large enough for a normal size carry-on. On the 3-seat side, it should fit wheels in. On the 2-seat side, the bins are not very deep, so it has to go length-wise.
But as they said, if it didn't fit two years ago ...
Sep 1, 12, 7:15 am
Thanks guys. No problem fitting in wheels first on the DEF size. It would have been tighter on the AB side as they are not as deep (per previous post) and the opening did not appear as tall as the other side (perhaps it just looked that way) but I didn't have to try that side. Most people were locals and had smaller roll-ons or other carryon that easily fit.
The agent at checkin did ask if my roll-on was more than 25 lbs. Of course my answer was no. I recall it being reported in some threads that often they will require you to check bag if you respond yes to the weight question. Agent did say that if the bag wouldn't fit that the flight attendant could gate check it.
Maybe two years ago my bag was fatter? Or the gate agent was being proactive on the weight issue?
As usual it is great to have the FT community to turn to!
Sep 1, 12, 2:32 pm
DEF. side deeper because of the aircraft.
Boeing 717 with a 2-3 configuration.