Connecting on separate tickets

Old Feb 5, 18, 12:55 pm
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Connecting on separate tickets

I tried to search but couldn't find any results (search was also limited as I am on my phone). I have a hawaiian ticket from HNL-LAX departing 950pm. I am considering booking Lanai-HNL separately 7:45pm to 8:15pm. Would Hawaiian check in my bags in Lanai to LAX so I don't have to get out of the terminal in HNL? If they don't, I would have to book a 4pm-4:30pm flight as I'm not sure 90 mins is enough to pick up bags and recheck in at HNL.

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Old Feb 5, 18, 3:05 pm
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Yes, Hawaiian should check your bags all the way through if you ask.
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Old Feb 8, 18, 5:14 pm
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Thanks! Appreciate your help.
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Old Feb 10, 18, 5:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Kumulani View Post
Yes, Hawaiian should check your bags all the way through if you ask.
Similar question...
Hawaiian LIH - HNL but then I have AA from HNL - DFW. I don't suppose Hawaiian will check my bags through for me? They are partners with AA.
If they don't, how much time do you figure I need for the whole process of getting my bags and then getting over to AA? Not sure where Hawaiian is vs. AA regarding location at the airport.
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Old Feb 10, 18, 9:17 pm
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Originally Posted by pkerr View Post
Similar question...
Hawaiian LIH - HNL but then I have AA from HNL - DFW. I don't suppose Hawaiian will check my bags through for me? They are partners with AA.
If they don't, how much time do you figure I need for the whole process of getting my bags and then getting over to AA? Not sure where Hawaiian is vs. AA regarding location at the airport.
Thanks!
Unfortunately, HA does not check bags through to other airlines on separate tickets. HA and AA are on opposite sides of the airport. How much time you leave for connections is really a personal thing, but I can tell you I would leave at least 2 hours for this connection. At a different airport, with different airlines, I might leave a lot more time for a connection like this. However, I'm comfortable with less in this case because Hawaiian has excellent on-time performance, they are usually very quick with baggage delivery on interisland flights, and HNL is not huge anyway. That gives you 15 minutes to get off your interisland flight and pick up your bags, 10 minutes to walk over to the AA check-in area, 20 minutes to check in your bag, and 30 minutes to go through security and get to your gate before boarding starts.

As a disclaimer, that is just how much time I would personally leave. Many people would leave more. Keep in mind that I have TSA Precheck, tend to move at a brisk pace, and know the airport well. If you don't have Precheck, want a more relaxed pace, or aren't confident in unfamiliar airports, you may want to leave more time.

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Old Feb 10, 18, 10:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Kumulani View Post
Unfortunately, HA does not check bags through to other airlines on separate tickets. HA and AA are on opposite sides of the airport. How much time you leave for connections is really a personal thing, but I can tell you I would leave at least 2 hours for this connection. At a different airport, with different airlines, I might leave a lot more time for a connection like this. However, I'm comfortable with less in this case because Hawaiian has excellent on-time performance, they are usually very quick with baggage delivery on interisland flights, and HNL is not huge anyway. That gives you 15 minutes to get off your interisland flight and pick up your bags, 10 minutes to walk over to the AA check-in area, 20 minutes to check in your bag, and 30 minutes to go through security and get to your gate before boarding starts.

As a disclaimer, that is just how much time I would personally leave. Many people would leave more. Keep in mind that I have TSA Precheck, tend to move at a brisk pace, and know the airport well. If you don't have Precheck, want a more relaxed pace, or aren't confident in unfamiliar airports, you may want to leave more time.
Frankly, I would leave a minimum of 3 hours to be safe. Frankly, even as a elite and flying F on AA, I've waited nearly 30 minutes to check-in. Of course, security at HNL can also take quite a bit of time (unless you have pre-check). So, I would allow 3 to 3.5 hours to be safe.
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Old Feb 23, 18, 7:46 am
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Mahalo for the info.
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