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Book HA using AA, will I get free baggage if I'm Gold?

Book HA using AA, will I get free baggage if I'm Gold?

Old Aug 21, 12, 4:35 pm
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Book HA using AA, will I get free baggage if I'm Gold?

I guess the title sums it up, but here's details: We'll be doing inter-island flights from HNL to OGG, then from OGG to LIH. If I book thru AA website, will my status "pass thru" to HA and I won't have to pay for baggage on the inter-island flights? The flights are more expensive, but not as much as baggage would cost.

Thank you - and be gentle, this is my first post after lurking for quite a while.
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Old Aug 21, 12, 7:32 pm
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Originally Posted by gp01 View Post
I guess the title sums it up, but here's details: We'll be doing inter-island flights from HNL to OGG, then from OGG to LIH. If I book thru AA website, will my status "pass thru" to HA and I won't have to pay for baggage on the inter-island flights? The flights are more expensive, but not as much as baggage would cost.

Thank you - and be gentle, this is my first post after lurking for quite a while.
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Unfortunately, the answer to your question is "no". The only elites exempt from baggage fees on HA are...HA's elites. Even UA 1Ks and AA EXPs (both 100,000 mile tier flyers) get charged baggage fees when flying HA.
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Old Sep 4, 12, 10:11 pm
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If you're connecting in HNL thru to Maui, the bags'll go for no additional charge. You'll pay the fee(s) each and every time you check in for a Haw'n flight. If you are just transitting HNL, you can buy AA ticket and then the cheaper (ie non-AA codeshare) HA flight seperately. When you check in on mainland, you'll have to get an agent to tag the bags onto the connecting (and seperately ticketed) HA flight. Just show him/her the other itiniery. If you are saying in Honolulu...nevermind....
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