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Guide to and Questions Concerning Connecting thru HNL & other Hawai`i airports

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Old Nov 15, 15, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Mary2e View Post
You should be able to check your luggage through to LAX if it's all on the same ticket.
But I will need to get my checked luggage out and then put it to transfer at HNL right?
I see some posts that HNL required AG inspection for checked luggage and they are not open until 5am. I don't know if this also applied to transfer passenger or they have special arrangement for us.
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Old Nov 16, 15, 4:31 am
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I'm about to book island air OGG-HNL connecting to HNL-ICN on OZ. They are under two different tickets. OZ flight leaves at 11:40am.

1. Will I be able to check baggage at OGG all the way through, or do I have to collect it and re-check at HNL?
2. Do I have to get OZ boarding pass at the general check-in area at HNL?
3. By when my island air flight should arrive to have a safe connection?

Would very much appreciate your help.
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Old Nov 16, 15, 6:11 am
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Guide to and Questions Concerning Connecting thru HNL & other Hawai`i airports

I would not book Island Air if I was concerned with making a connection.
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Old Nov 16, 15, 10:42 am
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3. By when my island air flight should arrive to have a safe connection?
Some time the day before.
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Old Nov 16, 15, 6:42 pm
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I would not book Island Air if I was concerned with making a connection.
Originally Posted by ILuvParis View Post
Some time the day before.
Is it that bad? I checked the ontime performance it's like 4 stars.
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Old Nov 16, 15, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by kkg View Post
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Originally Posted by 747FC


I would not book Island Air if I was concerned with making a connection.





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Originally Posted by ILuvParis


Some time the day before.




Is it that bad? I checked the ontime performance it's like 4 stars.
Remember the saying: "You get what you pay for."
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Old Nov 16, 15, 10:36 pm
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Originally Posted by 747FC View Post
Remember the saying: "You get what you pay for."
Ok. Will take the suggestion and book Hawaiian airlines then.

Can I ask the same set of questions?

I'm about to book Hawaiian air OGG-HNL connecting to HNL-ICN on OZ. They are under two different tickets. OZ flight leaves at 11:40am.

1. Will I be able to check baggage at OGG all the way through, or do I have to collect it and re-check at HNL?
2. Do I have to get OZ boarding pass at the general check-in area at HNL?
3. By when my Hawaiian air flight should arrive to have a safe connection?
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Old Nov 16, 15, 10:51 pm
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Originally Posted by kkg View Post
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Originally Posted by 747FC


Remember the saying: "You get what you pay for."




Ok. Will take the suggestion and book Hawaiian airlines then.

Can I ask the same set of questions?

I'm about to book Hawaiian air OGG-HNL connecting to HNL-ICN on OZ. They are under two different tickets. OZ flight leaves at 11:40am.

1. Will I be able to check baggage at OGG all the way through, or do I have to collect it and re-check at HNL?
2. Do I have to get OZ boarding pass at the general check-in area at HNL?
3. By when my Hawaiian air flight should arrive to have a safe connection?
1. Very much doubt it. Call HA, as they can tell you whether the have an interlink agreement with OZ.

You might consider researching whether if you buy you HA tickets on UA stick, whether HA will inter line since UA and O are *A partners.

If you book on Island Air, they may interline if on UA stock. If you leave a lot of time-6 hours, you are probably ok.

2. ? Sorry

3. This all depends on your risk tolerance. HA is quite reliable, but there are occasions when a plane problem radiates throughout the system and there are substantial delays. Not often, but happens.

I would leave at least a three-hour window, but think about what would happen if you totally miss you OZ flight.
Because I am risk-intolerant, when I fly internationally, I always fly in to my connecting city a day before.
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Old Nov 18, 15, 8:39 am
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There is a short moving walkway that sometimes is operational, but this is only for a very short part of the journey.

As an alternative, you can connect using the Wiki-Wiki bus.

http://hawaii.gov/hnl/intra-airport-transportation
Wanted to report back on experience of a first time same day connection on HA LAX-HNL-LIH Great advice. Thanks. We used Wiki-Wiki bus. Very easy and quicker. Line for AG screen walk to the EWA terminal was long. Wiki-Wiki bus AG screening and trip was a breeze on the return trip home. No line at all.
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Arriving "hand luggage only" on AA into Honolulu, is 1h20 sufficient time to make a Hawaiian flight to Kona? The choice is either 1h20 or 2h38. Separate tickets, so my risk, though I hear the standby option if you miss your flight due to a late inbound is pretty cheap.
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Old Dec 22, 15, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by snuffi View Post
Arriving "hand luggage only" on AA into Honolulu, is 1h20 sufficient time to make a Hawaiian flight to Kona? The choice is either 1h20 or 2h38. Separate tickets, so my risk, though I hear the standby option if you miss your flight due to a late inbound is pretty cheap.
Thanks in advance
If the AA flight is on time, that is plenty of time. However, you should check in to the HA flight online and a have a mobile boarding pass or have printed one out. There is only one desk, usually with one employee, at the HA gates, so if you have to stand in line to check in/get a boarding pass, you could potentially have trouble making the flight.
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Old Dec 22, 15, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by ILuvParis View Post
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Originally Posted by snuffi


Arriving "hand luggage only" on AA into Honolulu, is 1h20 sufficient time to make a Hawaiian flight to Kona? The choice is either 1h20 or 2h38. Separate tickets, so my risk, though I hear the standby option if you miss your flight due to a late inbound is pretty cheap.
Thanks in advance




If the AA flight is on time, that is plenty of time. However, you should check in to the HA flight online and a have a mobile boarding pass or have printed one out. There is only one desk, usually with one employee, at the HA gates, so if you have to stand in line to check in/get a boarding pass, you could potentially have trouble making the flight.
All good advice.
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Old Dec 22, 15, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by snuffi View Post
Arriving "hand luggage only" on AA into Honolulu, is 1h20 sufficient time to make a Hawaiian flight to Kona? The choice is either 1h20 or 2h38. Separate tickets, so my risk, though I hear the standby option if you miss your flight due to a late inbound is pretty cheap.
Thanks in advance
Where are you arriving from and what season is it? I gave myself 2 hours because I bas flying in from Newark and the flight is sometime delayed or late, so I took the later flight.
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Old Dec 22, 15, 10:31 am
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Where are you arriving from and what season is it? I gave myself 2 hours because I bas flying in from Newark and the flight is sometime delayed or late, so I took the later flight.
It is an August arrival from LAX, thanks.
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Old Dec 22, 15, 10:44 am
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I think you're pretty safe with the shorter wait.
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