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Airport Check-In Times

Let’s face it: Travel days aren’t the most relaxing part of life. To help you plan a pleasant start and end of your journey, here’s a guide to recommended check-in times for your Hawaiian Airlines flights.


Check-In Times

Whether you like to arrive at the airport very early or you need to cut it a little close, you’ll have an ample window of time available to you for check-in. You can check in up to 4 hours prior to your flight’s departure or when check-in opens, whichever is later.

Maximum Check-In Time

We love that you’re flying with us. But please note that we can only check you in at the airport no earlier than 4 hours prior to departure, or during the given station operating hours.

Minimum Check-In Time

You’ll need to be checked in and issued a boarding pass no later than 30 minutes for Neighbor Island / 45 minutes for North America / 60 minutes for International flights prior to your scheduled departure. Hawaiian Airlines reserves the right to refuse to accept guests with checked baggage after the below specified minimum check-in times.

Minimum Boarding Gate Time

Guests must be present at the boarding gate for boarding or on the aircraft at least 30 minutes prior to your flight’s scheduled departure time, even if you have already checked in for your flight.

For Neighbor Island Flights North America Flights International Flights
Recommended Check-In Time* 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to departure 2 hours and 30 minutes prior to departure 3 hours prior to departure
Minimum Check-In 30 minutes prior to departure 45 minutes prior to departure 1 hour prior to departure


*Recommended Check-In Time: At peak times, lines for TSA security screening can get long. While passenger and baggage processing times may differ from airport to airport, it’s always best to arrive on the earlier side. Please factor this into your planning, since it is the passenger's responsibility to ascertain the departure airport's time requirements for security screening to comply with Hawaiian Airlines minimum time limits.


Check-In Hours

You’ll find Hawaiian Airlines agents ready to check you in for your flight between the hours below. Please keep in mind that we can only check you in during these hours. Please reference the chart below for the airport hours (times listed in Hawaii Standard Time - HST).

If you are purchasing a last minute ticket, please be sure to have your ticket purchased at least 2 hours prior to scheduled departure. Otherwise, Hawaiian Airlines reserves the right to cancel the reservation of ticket(s) not yet purchased. 

All listed times are in local standard time.

Hawaii Check-In Hours

Airport Location Check-In Hours Ticketing Hours
Honolulu (HNL)**
Honolulu, Oahu
Terminal 2
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM same as Check-in hours
Hilo (ITO)
Hilo, Hawaii 5:00 AM - 9:15 PM 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Kahului (OGG)
Kahului, Maui
Terminal 1
5:00 AM - 10:30 PM 5:00 AM - 10:15 PM
Kona (KOA)
Kona, Hawaii 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Lanai (LNY)
Lanai City, Lanai Opens 90 minutes prior to departure
Closes 30 minutes after departure
same as Check-in hours
Lihue (LIH)
Lihue, Lihue 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM 5:15 AM - 10:30 PM
Molokai (MKK)
Hoolehua, Molokai Opens 90 minutes prior to departure
Closes 30 minutes after departure
same as Check-in hours


**Honolulu Airport (HNL)
: Honolulu-Sydney and Honolulu-Auckland check-in with North American flights (Lobby 2, right side of HNL terminal when facing TSA). All other International flights check-in in Lobby 3.

 

North America Check-In Hours

Airport Location Check-In Hours Ticketing Hours
Las Vegas (LAS)
Las Vegas, NV
Terminal 3
 6:15 AM - 9:00 AM
 3:30 PM - 6:15 PM  Su/W/F
11:00 PM - 1:45 AM

same as Check-in hours
Los Angeles (LAX)
Los Angeles, CA
Terminal 2
4:00 AM - 1:00 AM 5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
New York (JFK)
New York, NY
Terminal 5
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM DAILY*
Eff May 18 - Sep 30, 2014
7:00 AM - 9:15 AM DAILY*
Eff May 18 - Sep 30, 2014
Oakland (OAK)
Oakland, CA
Terminal 1
 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM W/F/Su
 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM M/Tu/Tu/Sa

same as Check-in hours
Phoenix (PHX)
Phoenix, AZ
Terminal 3
5:25 AM - 7:15 AM 5:25 AM - 7:45 AM
Portland (PDX)
Portland, OR
Concourse D
7:15 AM - 10:45 AM 7:25 AM - 10:00 AM
Sacramento (SMF)
Sacramento, CA
Terminal B
6:30 AM - 9:30 AM same as Check-in hours
San Diego (SAN)
San Diego, CA
Terminal 2 West
7:15 AM - 1015 AM same as Check-in hours
San Francisco (SFO)
San Francisco, CA
Terminal A
6:30 AM - 9:30 AM same as Check-in hours
San Jose (SJC)
San Jose, CA
Terminal A
6:00 AM - 10:15 AM same as Check-in hours
Seattle (SEA)
Seattle, WA
Main Terminal
6:00 AM - 10:15 AM same as Check-in hours


International Check-In Hours

The following Check-In hours and Ticketing hours apply to all International locations:

Check-In Hours:  
           Opens: 3 hours prior to scheduled departure
           Closes: 1 hour prior to scheduled departure

Ticketing Hours:
           Same as Check-in hours

Airport Location
Auckland (AKL)
Auckland, New Zealand
International Terminal
Beijing (PEK)
Beijing, China
Terminal 3
Brisbane (BNE)
Brisbane, Australia
International Terminal Level 2
Fukuoka (FUK)
Fukuoka, Japan
Tokyo-Haneda (HND)
Tokyo, Japan (Haneda)
Terminal 3F B
Incheon (ICN)
Incheon, Korea
International Terminal
Osaka-Kansai (KIX)
Osaka, Japan (Kansai)
International Terminal
Pago Pago (PPG)
Pago Pago, Am. Samoa
Papeete (PPT)
Papeete, Tahiti
Sendai (SDJ)
Sendai, Japan
International Terminal, 3F
Sydney (SYD)
Sydney, Australia
International Terminal Level 2

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