Gear-Friendly Airlines Slideshow

Gear-Friendly Airlines Slideshow

Hawaiian Airlines
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With more direct flights from U.S. cities to Hawaii than any other airline, this carrier’s prime appeal is obvious: easy access to the islands. Customer reviews, though, are somewhat mixed.
The verdict: So long as you’re not a paddler, an obvious—and quality—pick if you’re flying to the Aloha State, and a decent choice if they’re going your way to other spots, as well.

: One free item
Check: $17 for first and second checked bags on inter-island flights; $25 for first and $35 for second checked items on flights to and from mainland North America, including boogie boards, canoe paddles, skis, snowboards and fishing and golf equipment; extra fees apply for bicycles, SCUBA equipment, surfboards, kiteboards and windsurfing boards ($35 for inter-island travel, $100 for North America, and  $150 international)
Prohibited: Canoes and kayaks
Fees Range: $0-150
Mishandled Baggage Rate: 2.88 per 1,000 passengers
Destinations: 20 cities in North America and countries in the Pacific


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