Travel Information


Checked Baggage

We’ve made checking your bags easy and affordable. Standard baggage specifications include allowed weight of up to 50lbs and dimensions up to 62 linear inches.

First Checked Bag

$ 25 Per Bag

Second Checked Bag

$ 35 Per Bag

Additional Checked Bag

$ 35 Per Bag

We're cash-free. Accepted forms of payment.

*Effective November 15, 2016:  Checked baggage fees will increase to $25 for the first checked bag and $35 for additional checked baggage.  Island Miles members will receive a discounted rate of $15 for the first checked bag, $20 for the second checked bag and $35 for additional checked baggage.  If you are not currently enrolled as an Island Miles member, you may sign-up here free of charge.

Dimensions Accepted

0 - 62" *
No Oversize Fee
62 - 80" *
Oversize Fee
Not Accepted

Weight Restriction

0 - 50lbs
No Overweight Fee
51lbs - 70lbs
Overweight Fee
Not Accepted

*Linear Inches (Height + Width + Length)


Passengers will be allowed to carry onboard one (1) carry-on baggage and one (1) personal item. Carry-on baggage may not exceed maximum linear dimensions of 25" x 19" x 10.9" and no more than 16lbs maximum weight (per item).

Allowable Items

  • Perishable items (including food and meals)
  • Fragile items
  • Small suitcases
  • Duffel bags, backpacks, and tote bags
  • Laptop computers, personal cameras, small electronic devices
  • Diaper bags and infant supplies
  • Briefcases, small backpack, and purses
  • Reading material
  • Umbrella, jackets, and overcoats
  • Walking sticks and canes (including flexible travel canes)
  • FAA approved child safety restraint system
  • Medical aid equipment, mobility aids, and assistive devices
  • Passenger assist/comfort animals

Storage Dimensions

  • Overhead Bin Dimension

  • Under Seat

    10.9"H x 25"L x 19"W
  • Minimum Carry-on Dimensions

Specialty Items

We are happy to accommodate oversized bags or any other luggage that requires extra care, for a slightly higher fee. Please note that maximum surfboard length is 8 feet.

Excess or Specialty Luggage*

$ 35 / each

*based on space availability

Bicycles 1

Sporting Goods 2

Specialty Items - Surf Boards (Up to 8 Feet) and Kite Boards

1Footnote 0 Bicycles need to be disassembled and adequately packed in a box or hard case. Remember to finish packing your equipment at home. Packing materials are not available at our check-in counters.

2Footnote 1 Sporting goods count as a regular checked bag as long as it does not weigh more than 50lbs. Sporting goods weighing more than 50lbs+ are charged the check-in bag fee (either $15 or $25 plus the overweight fee $35).

Prohibited Items

Please carefully review the following list of items prohibited on Island Air:


Fireworks, gunpowder, signal flares or other explosives


Flammable liquids or solids


Drain cleaners and solvents


Pressure containers, spray cans, butane fuel, scuba tanks, propane tanks, CO2 cartridges, self-inflating rafts


Any other hazardous materials or dangerous goods

Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft in your luggage or on your person. A violation can result in five years imprisonment and penalties of $250,000 or more (49 U.S.C. 5124). Hazardous materials include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials. Examples: Paints, lighter fluid, fireworks, tear gases, oxygen bottles, and radio-pharmaceuticals. Learn more.

Batteries: spare lithium batteries are prohibited in checked baggage. When in carryon luggage the terminals must be insulated to prevent short circuit. Other limitations apply. Please visit FAA’s Pack Safe website for additional information:

There are special exceptions for small quantities (up to 70 ounces total) of medicinal and toilet articles carried in your luggage and certain smoking materials carried on your person. For further information contact Customer Care at 1 (800) 388-1105.

Electronic cigarettes:  Due to fire risk, electronic cigarettes are not allowed to be transported in checked baggage and may be placed in carry-on baggage only.  Electronic cigarettes may not be used in any Island Air facility or aircraft.

Hoverboards:  Effective December 13, 2015 Island Air will not accept hoverboards to be transported in checked baggage or as a carry-on item.

Effective October 15, 2016 - Prohibition of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Mobile Device for Air Transport
The Federal Aviation Administration had issued an Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order that prohibits passengers or persons from transporting or offering for air transportation a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device by either:

  • Carrying it on their person
  • Storing it in their carry-on baggage when boarding an aircraft
  • Placing it in checked baggage
  • Shipping via air as cargo

**Passengers in possession of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device will be denied boarding on all Island Air flights

More information regarding the emergency order can be found here.

Interline Baggage

For your convenience, baggage can be checked from your point of origin straight through to your final Island Air destination, if there is a baggage agreement between Island Air and all carriers involved. Inbound mainland travelers should allow a minimum of 75 minutes for connections in Honolulu. International travelers should allow 2 hours. Passengers departing on Island Air with a domestic connection to the U.S. mainland must have baggage checked at a State of Hawaii agricultural inspection station. Agricultural inspection is available at all airports serviced by Island Air.

Hours of agricultural inspection:

Honolulu, Oahu (HNL):

Not Available

Kahului, Maui (OGG):

5:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Lihue, Kauai (LIH):

Not Available

Lost/Damaged Baggage

Liability for lost or damaged baggage is limited to $3,400 per fare-paying passenger. To begin the claim process, a written report must be filed with Island Air prior to leaving the premises of Island Air and no more than four hours after flight arrival. In the event of failure to give notice, no action shall lie against Island Air. Please retain airline ticket receipts, claim checks and damaged goods until the research process is completed.

Island Air assumes NO LIABILITY for:

  • Items carried in the passenger cabin.
  • Fragile or valuable articles such as: cameras, computers and any other electronic equipment or components, jewelry, cash or other similar valuable items in checked baggage.
  • Perishable items in checked baggage.
  • Normal wear and tear to baggage which includes, but is not limited to, torn seams, scuff marks, scratches, tears, cuts, gouges, punctures, dents, etc.
  • Damage to oversized, overweight, over-packed and previously damaged baggage.
  • Loss, damage(s) to or delay in delivery of any property checked by a passenger traveling on a non-revenue or reduced-rate ticket.

Firearms And Ammunition

Island air accepts firearms, handguns and ammunition with certain limitations / requirements and under the following conditions:

1. The weapon must be carried in a hard sided case which is locked and the passenger must retain the only key and lock combination

2. Ammunition must be in the manufacturer’s original packaging or container specially designed for ammunition. Note: Ammunition with explosive or incendiary projectiles are not accepted. Ammunition must not exceed 11lbs or 5 kgs in weight

3. Passenger or other authorized and duly qualified person must verbally declare firearm is unloaded and verify this by signing a Firearm Declaration Tag

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