Hawaiian Airlines Pet Policies, Fees Guide

Below are the details for Hawaiian Airlines Pet policy: 

What is the pet acceptance policy of Hawaiian Airlines?

You can bring your pet with you in accordance with the airport airline's pet policy.  They can travel in the cabin with you in their pet carrier or as checked baggage. Please note that your pet must have a comfortable carrier and it must be approved by Hawaiian Airlines.

Pets are not permitted as carry-on baggage on international flights by this airline. You should also check the pet policy rules for the destination you're flying to.

Which animals are Allowed in checked or cabin baggage?

This airline allows only domestic dogs or cats as pets. Along with this, it accepts them as checked baggage. Apart from these, if you are thinking of carrying any other pet then permission will not be given.

Conditions For Carry-on Pets

  • Hawaiian Airlines allows one container Sherpa bag for a pet.
  • In addition, only one adult dog or cat can be taken.
  • 2 puppies or 2 kittens must be at least 8 weeks old or not more than 6 months old to be taken into the kennel.
  • Pets must remain in the container, which should be placed under the seat in front of you.

Pet carrier weight and size restrictions:

  • Pets must carry a maximum weight of 25 lbs / 11 kg. The total length of the carrier should not exceed 16 inches / 40 cm.
  • In addition, it should be 10 inches / 25 cm in maximum width and 9.5 inches / 24 cm in maximum depth.

Route restrictions:

  • You say that booking a Hawaiian Airlines ticket in which your stomach also goes with you is not acceptable in some places, some of which are mentioned below.
  • Not acceptable for international flights.
  • New York - Not acceptable for JFK and Boston.
  • Not accepted in the first class cabin on all flights within North America.
  • You can take your pet in the main cabin on flights between Hawaii and North America.

Required Documentation For Hawaiian Airlines Pet Travel 

There are certain documents in Hawaiian Airlines that need to be provided while booking a flight with your pets, please read the following information carefully so that you will face no problems while traveling:

  • There is no need for an animal health certificate for travel inside the State of Hawaii.
  • Dated at least within 14 days of arrival for travel from Hawaii to North America

Pet Fees 

There is a certain amount as a fee in Hawaiian Airlines that needs to be paid while booking a flight with your pets. The fee for pet in-cabin & checked baggage for Hawaiian Airlines Pet Travel starts from $35 & $60 each way respectively, and there is a limit of one pet per passenger.

Pet Type Travel Region Fee (one-way)
Cabin Within Hawaii $35.00 USD
Cabin North America $125.00 USD

Conditions For Checked Pets

You must comply with the following size and weight restrictions before you can carry Checked Pets:

Pet carrier weight and size restrictions:

  • The Kennel Series 100 has Maximum Dimensions of 21″ x 16″ x 15″ and a Maximum Total Weight of 18 lbs. ,
  • The Kennel Series 200 has Maximum Dimensions of 28″ x 20.5″ x 21.5″ and a Maximum Total Weight of 25 lbs.
  • The Kennel Series 300 has Maximum Dimensions of 32″ x 22.5″ x 24″ and a Maximum Total Weight of 40 lbs.
  • The Kennel Series 300 has Maximum Dimensions of 36″ x 25″ x 27″ and a Maximum Total Weight of 70 lbs.

Route restrictions:

  • If you're looking for Hawaiian Airlines flights to/from Austin, Boston, New York, or Orlando, there is no pet allowed here.
  • Additionally, there is no pet allowance for San Jose, Sacramento, Las Vegas, and Phoenix from April 15 to October 15.
  • Some Neighbor Island flights where you can fly with your stomach include flights from Hawaii to North America and flights from North America to Hawaii.
  • Also, note that all pets arriving in Honolulu (HNL) will be taken to the Animal Quarantine Holding Station at Honolulu Airport. After that, you can take it anywhere.


Below are the per-kennel fees for pets traveling with Hawaiian Airlines:

Pet Type Travel Region Fee (one-way)
Checked Pets within the State of Hawaii $60
Checked Pets for all other flights $225

U.S. Military Personnel or a Dependent Traveling

If you are an active-duty US military personnel or official, you may travel with a stomach on certain orders.

  • You must have a current military ID and an official travel order at check-in.
  • Dogs and cats are accepted as baggage only for Honolulu (HNL) and Japan.
  •   Whenever you go to book, book after giving at least 48 hours' notice.
  • It does not accept any dog or cat under the age of eight (8) weeks.
  • The health certificate must be due within 10 days of arrival in Japan and within 14 days of arrival in Honolulu.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes, Hawaiian Airlines allows its passengers to bring their beloved pets with them to travel.

Small domestic pets, such as dogs/puppies, cats/kittens, and birds are allowed to travel in Hawaiian Airlines Cabin.

Larger pets can travel as checked baggage, either in an airline-approved carrier or in a kennel.

Yes, there is a fee for pet travel on Hawaiian Airlines. The fees can range between $35 to $250.

Documentation, as well as an advance notice, are required for all pet travel. This may include health certificates, vaccination records, and proof of ownership.

In Hawaiian Airlines Cabin the pet must be fully weaned as well as has an age of minimum 8 weeks old. As checked baggage, there is no requirement for minimum age.

No, Hawaiian Airlines do not have any restriction over any pet to travel in the cabin or as checked.

There is a limit of one pet and two puppies or kittens allowed per passenger for in-cabin pet travel.

The maximum size of the carrier for in-cabin pet travel is 16 inches x 10 inches x 9.5 inches, and the maximum size of the kennel for checked pet travel is 30 inches x 18 inches x 19 inches.

Pet travel must be booked by calling Hawaiian Airlines reservations at least 24 hours in advance of travel. It's important to review all of the requirements and restrictions for pet travel prior to booking.