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Flying with a Bike on Hawaiian Airlines (Updated 11/2022)

Flying with a Bike on Hawaiian Airlines | Orucase

The Bottom Line on Taking a Bike on Hawaiian Airlines:

Our team of highly specialized bicycle travel scientists give Hawaiian Airlines a Bicycle Flight Grade (BFG) of B. Standard baggage allowance and checked bag fees are in line with other major airlines. A carry-on bag is included, which is always nice. The bicycle transport fee of $100 when flying to or from North America is not not the highest we've seen, but it's not cheap. The bike fee is only $35 when flying between the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiian Airlines states that if you can fit your bike into a "normal suitcase", it will fly as part of your standard allowance. 

Hawaiian Baggage and Bicycle Policies at a Glance:

Please note that this information is subject to change and may not reflect the most recent information available on Hawaiian's website. (Updated 11/1/22) 






62 Linear Inches (157cm)

Oversize Fee


Weight Limit

50lbs (23kg) / 71lbs (32kg)

Overweight Fee


General Baggage Fees


North America


1st Checked Bag




2nd Checked Bag








Bicycle Baggage Fee




*Neighboring Islands / North America

Please complete the Hawaiian Airlines Bicycle Liability Release Form before you get to the airport and present it when you check in.

A few general notes on flying with a bicycle: 

A few things to keep in mind when flying with a bike on Hawaiian actually apply to all airlines. It’s important to come to the airport prepared with a knowledge of airline policies and procedures. Screenshots or printouts of relevant information can come in handy to help clarify these policies for less well-versed airline employees. It’s also prudent to take baggage policies into account when planning a trip and buying tickets. Why take the budget airline if they are sticklers at the baggage counter and will likely charge you double or triple to fly with your bike? 

Lastly, a true Airport Ninja knows that airline employees don’t always play by the book, and this can both help us and hurt us as customers. Many gate agents will never look twice as your bags, while others are vigilantes who play fast and loose with the tape measure. Checking in early, approaching a well-rested-looking ticketing agent and being very polite, or using curbside check-in and offering a small tip are all strategies that can all help turn the odds in your favor. For more advice on how to be an Airport Ninja, see our blog Ninja Tutelage Lesson 1 - What's in the Bag?

As always, your best chance to avoid paying fees is to pack your bike in the smallest possible bike case, especially one with no obvious markings that indicate that it is a bike. This is where the Orucase Airport Ninja comes to the rescue. Designed and tested by professional cyclists to minimize or even eliminate excess baggage fees. Become an Airport Ninja Today.

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