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Contract of Carriage : Rule 195

Conditions and Charges for Acceptance of Special Items

The following are special items or types of items that will be accepted as baggage subject to the conditions shown. Charges prescribed in this rule are applicable from the point at which the item is accepted to the point to which the item is transported. Special items accepted as checked baggage will be subject to checked bag fees and any applicable excess piece, weight, or oversized baggage charges (as stated in Rule 225), unless otherwise stated.

Special items which may or may not be identified below but which may be packed in a standard suitcase and checked in as baggage will be exempt from the charges identified below. Special items or types of items will be limited to a weight of 50 lbs., unless otherwise stated.

  1. ANIMALS, LIVE -- See Rule 200.
  2. INFANT CARRYING SEATS, INFANT CHILD RESTRAINT SEATS, STROLLERS
    1. An infant/child carrying seat will be accepted for transportation in the passenger compartment only if the carrying seat can be stowed beneath the seat or in an approved overhead compartment; or when an additional seat is reserved for the infant/child, a ticket is purchased, and the carrying seat can be properly secured by the seat belt. Rear-facing infant carrying or child restraint seats will only be permitted if a seat is reserved and a ticket is purchased for the infant/child. The infant /child may not be secured to the carrying seat during takeoff, landing or any other time when the "Fasten Seat Belt" sign is on, unless such seat is government or FAA approved.
    2. One stroller and/or one child restraint seat may be accepted for transportation in the cargo compartment at the counter or the gate free of charge.

      NOTE:  The passenger must be traveling with a child using the stroller and/or child restraint seat otherwise the item(s) will be counted as baggage and applicable fees will apply.
    3. Strollers that do not fit beneath the seat or in an approved overhead compartment will be accepted for transportation in the cargo compartment only. 

      NOTE:  HA is not liable for damage that occurs to strollers that are not packaged in a box and checked at the check-in counter.  This does not apply to strollers that are used as assistive devices for passengers with disabilities.
  3. BICYCLES -- See SPORTING EQUIPMENT below
  4. BIRDS, HOUSEHOLD -- See Rule 200
  5. BOWLING -- See SPORTING EQUIPMENT below
  6. CATS, DOMESTIC -- See Rule 200
  7. DOGS, DOMESTIC -- See Rule 200
  8. DUFFEL BAGS, B-4 BAGS, AND SEA BAGS -- See Rule 220
  9. FIREARMS -- See also SPORTING EQUIPMENT below
    1. Non-sporting firearms and ammunition will be accepted as checked baggage only.
    2. Advance arrangements must be made.
      EXCEPTION: Law enforcement officers will be permitted to carry side arms on board the aircraft. Prior authorization must be obtained and disclosure is required at the airport.
  10. FISHING -- See SPORTING EQUIPMENT below
  11. FOOTBALL -- See SPORTING EQUIPMENT below
  12. FRAGILE ITEMS
    1. Upon request, a fragile and/or bulky item will be carried as cabin-seat baggage subject to the provisions in Rule 215.
    2. Fragile items (for examples see paragraph (c) below) will be accepted if they are appropriately packaged in an original factory-sealed carton, cardboard mailing tube, or container or case designed for shipping such items or packed with protective internal material. However, fragile items without appropriate packaging will be accepted upon the execution of a release furnished by HA which relieves HA of liability for loss or damage of contents or delay in delivery resulting in damage or loss of checked baggage (of the type identified in paragraph (c) below). Such loss or damage must result solely from the unsuitability of such items as checked baggage and/or the inadequacy of their packaging, and not from HA's failure to exercise the ordinary standard of care. (See release forms in paragraph (d) below.)
    3. Classes and Examples of Fragile and/or Perishable Items
      The classes of items listed below are deemed by HA to be fragile or perishable or otherwise unsuitable as checked baggage and are subject to the conditions of acceptance set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b) above.
      1. Artistic Items
        Vases, figurines, ceramic articles, trophies, paintings, sculptures, and antique furniture.
      2. Electronic and Mechanical Items (See also Precision Items)
        Television sets, radios, amplifiers, speakers, tape recorders, calculators, typewriters and dictation equipment.
      3. Glass (See also Chinaware/Ceramics/Pottery)
        Terrariums, mirrors, crystal, china and glass containers for liquors, wines, beer, liqueurs and perfumes.
      4. Musical Instruments and Equipment
        Guitars, violins and violas, cellos, organs, harps, drums and other musical instruments and amplifiers or speakers used in conjunction with electronic instruments that are not protected or in carrying cases that are not sufficient to prevent damage during the course of normal baggage handling. All string instruments require the strings to be loosened prior to transport.
      5. Paper
        Advertising displays, models, sketches, blueprints and maps.
      6. Perishable Items
        1. Fresh or frozen foodstuffs such as fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, poultry and bakery products.
        2. Floral and nursery stock such as flower, fruit and vegetable plants.
        3. Cut flowers and foliage such as floral displays.
      7. Photographic/Cinematographic Equipment
        Cameras, lenses, flash bulbs and projectors.
      8. Precision Items
        Microscopes, oscilloscopes, meters, counters and polygraphs.
      9. Recreational and Sporting Goods
        Backpacks, sleeping bags and knapsacks made of plastic, vinyl or other easily torn material with aluminum frames, outside pockets, or protruding straps and buckles and other sporting or recreational items not contained in a rigid heavy case.
      10. Toys
        Dolls, stuffed animals and dollhouses.
      11. Miscellaneous Items
        Uncrated/Unprotected/Unsuitable Items
        Cosmetic cases, hat boxes, wig boxes, bicycles, infant strollers, infant carriers/car seats, umbrellas, bag carts, skis, windsurfing equipment, surfboards/long boards, and other items whose shape, material or characteristics render it susceptible to damage.
    4. Release Form
      Execution of the release form relieves carrier of liability for damage to fragile items (of the type identified in paragraph (3) above) in checked baggage, which damage results solely from the unsuitability of such items as checked baggage and/or the inadequacy of their packaging, and not from the carrier's failure to exercise the ordinary standard of care. Execution of the release form also relieves the carrier of liability for spoilage or substantial loss of value or potency which results from carrier's delay in delivery of checked baggage when such spoilage results from the unsuitability of such items as checked baggage and not from the carrier's failure to exercise the ordinary standard of care.
  13. GOLFING -- See SPORTING EQUIPMENT below
  14. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
    Musical instruments (including brass, percussion, string, or woodwind, but excluding piano, harp, tympani, organ, and amplifiers/speakers used in conjunction with electronic instruments) will be accepted as checked baggage subject to the provisions of Rule 195 (L). (One item of musical instruments is defined as one musical instrument.) Musical instruments will be subject to applicable baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece.
  15. SPORTING EQUIPMENT
    Sporting equipment items listed below will be accepted by HA subject to the conditions of acceptance and/or prescribed charges.
    1. Baseball Equipment
      Items of baseball equipment will be accepted as checked baggage. Each item will be subject to the applicable baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece.
    2. Bicycles and Attachable Parts
      1. Bicycle Characteristics
        Carrier will accept non-motorized touring or racing bicycles with single seats and bicycles with tandem seats.
      2. Conditions of Acceptance
        1. Bicycles must have the handlebars fixed sideways and pedals removed or pedals and handlebars must be enclosed in plastic foam or similar material.
        2. Bicycles and any attachable parts must be adequately packed in a box or hard case.
        3. Passenger must sign a waiver of liability upon airport check-in for HA to transport bicycle and any attachable parts. HA will not be responsible for damage to or loss of inadequately/unsuitably packed, uncrated or unprotected bicycles or attachable parts.
        4. Acceptance of Bicycles and attachable parts is subject to availability of space and conditional on aircraft size and load conditions.

          Exception: If the bicycle only is less than 62 dimensional inches and weighs less than 50 lbs, the above condition does not apply.
        5. HA shall not be responsible for the ground delivery of bicycle or any attachable parts that are not accommodated on the flight on which the bicycle or any attachable parts were accepted as checked baggage.
        6. Maximum weight for bicycle and attachable parts and container is 100 lbs. and size is limited to 115 linear inches and not to exceed 72 inches in length on flights operated by Empire Airlines DBA ‘Ohana by Hawaiian.
      3. Charges
        Bicycles and any attachable parts will always each be subject to a charge, whether or not presented as a single piece:
        1. $35.00 USDBetween points within the State of Hawaii:
        2. $100.00 USDBetween any other points within the US not wholly within Hawaii
        3. In addition, items exceeding 50 lbs (not to exceed 70 lbs) will be subject to the following excess weight charges:
          1. $25.00 USDBetween points within the State of Hawaii
          2. $50.00 USDBetween any other points within the US not wholly within Hawaii
        Note: Excludes unicycles, break-apart bicycles or any other type of cycle which can be packed into a standard suitcase. When in excess, each suitcase will be subject to the excess baggage charge.
    3. Bowling Equipment
      Items of bowling equipment will be accepted as checked baggage. Each item will be subject to applicable baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece. (For the purpose of this provision one item of bowling equipment is defined as one bowling ball, one bowling bag, and one pair of bowling shoes.)
    4. Canoe Paddles
      Canoe paddles will be accepted as checked baggage. Each item will be subject to applicable baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece.
    5. Fishing Equipment
      Items of fishing equipment will be accepted as checked baggage. Each item will be subject to applicable baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece. (For the purpose of this provision one item of fishing equipment is defined as two rods, one reel, one landing net, one pair of fishing boots (all properly encased), and one fishing tackle box.)
    6. Football Equipment
      Items of football equipment will be accepted as checked baggage. Each item will be subject to applicable baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece. (For the purpose of this provision one item of football equipment is defined as one set of headgear, one set of shoulder pads, one set of knee pads, one jersey, and one pair of shoes.)
    7. Golfing Equipment
      Items of golfing equipment will be accepted as checked baggage subject to the charges specified below. (For the purpose of this provision one item of golfing equipment is defined as one golf bag containing not more than 14 golf clubs, 12 golf balls, and one pair of golf shoes.) HA will not be liable for any golfing equipment that is not in a hard shell case. A liability release form must be signed by the passenger at the time they check-in the golfing equipment.

      Charges
      Golfing equipment will be accepted as checked baggage subject to checked baggage charges. Overweight baggage charges will apply to golf items that exceed 50 lbs. Oversized baggage charges will be waived for golfing equipment that exceeds 62 linear inches provided that all items in the golf bag/container are described as golfing equipment in the above paragraph. If non-golf items are included in the golf bag/container then normal oversized charges will apply to golfing equipment in excess of 62 linear inches. Items exceeding 115 linear inches will not be accepted as checked baggage.
    8. Scuba Diving Equipment
      Items of scuba diving equipment will be accepted as checked baggage will always be subject to the charges specified below. The regulator valve must be completely disconnected from the cylinder and the cylinder no longer sealed (i.e. the cylinder has an open end) as the cylinder must have an opening to allow for a visual inspection inside.

      If the cylinder is sealed (i.e. the regulator valve is still attached), the cylinder is prohibited and not permitted, regardless of the reading on the pressure gauge indicator. HA Agents must visibly ensure that the cylinder is completely empty and that there are no prohibited items inside. (For the purpose of this provision one item of scuba diving equipment is defined as One scuba tank (tank must be empty), One scuba regulator, One tank harness, One tank pressure gauge, One mask, Two fins, One snorkel, One knife, One spear gun, One safety vest)

      Charges
      Scuba diving equipment will be subject to the following charges:
      1. $35.00 USDBetween any two points within State of Hawaii:
      2. $100.00 USDBetween points within the US not wholly within Hawaii:
      3. In addition, items exceeding 50 lbs (not to exceed 70 lbs) will be subject to the following excess weight charges:
        1. $25.00 USDBetween points within the State of Hawaii:
        2. $50.00 USDBetween points within the US not wholly within Hawaii:
    9. Shooting Equipment (Sporting Firearms)
      Items of shooting equipment will be accepted only as checked baggage subject to the conditions and charges specified below:
      1. Conditions of Acceptance
        1. Firearms must be unloaded and placed in a suitable container. Firearms must be packed in (1) a manufacturer's crush-proof type container, manufactured specifically for the firearm, or (2) a hard case. Baggage containing firearms must be locked with a key or lock combination in possession of the passenger only, and the bag must be of hard side type. Baggage containing firearms will be transported in an area, other than the cockpit, that is inaccessible to passengers.
        2. Ammunition must be packed in the manufacturer's original package or securely packed in fiber, wood, or metal boxes.
      2. Charges
        When in excess, firearms will be subject to the excess baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece
    10. Shooting Equipment (Paintball Guns)
      Items of paintball gun equipment will be accepted as checked baggage subject to the conditions and charges specified below. For the purposes of this provision, paintball equipment shall be defined as one paintball gun with one barrel and one hopper, and one mask.
      1. Conditions of Acceptance
        1. Passenger must declare that they are transporting a paintball gun
        2. CO2 tank must be removed and must be empty
        3. Barrel and hopper must be removed
        4. Gun must be placed inside a case
      2. Charges
        When in excess each item will be subject to the excess baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece.
    11. Skiing and Snowboard Equipment
      Skiing and snowboard equipment will be accepted as checked baggage. For the purpose of this provision one item of skiing or snowboard equipment will consist of:
      1. One pair of skis or one snowboard,
      2. One pair of ski poles,
      3. One pair of ski or snowboard bindings and,
      4. One pair of ski or snowboard boots

      Skiing and snowboard equipment will be considered one item as defined in this paragraph whether the items are checked in as one piece or multiple pieces and are subject to applicable baggage charges. If the skiing equipment exceeds the allowance listed above, excess baggage charges shall apply to the items in excess.

    12. Boogie Boards/ Skim Boards
      Boogie Boards and Skim Boards will be accepted as checked baggage. Each item of Boogie board or Skim board will be subject to the applicable baggage charge for a single piece.
    13. Surf, Kite, Paddle, and Wake boards
      1. Conditions of Acceptance
        1. Fin must be removed or well padded.
        2. Entire board must be protected by a suitable container.
        3. Transportation is subject to availability of space.
        4. HA shall not be responsible for the ground delivery of board not accommodated on the flight the board was accepted as checked baggage.
        5. Limit of two (2) boards per container. Charge will be assessed per Container.
        6. Maximum weight for Surf, Kite, Paddle and Wake Boards is 50 lbs.
        7. Surf, Kite, Paddle, and Wake Boards are limited to 131 inches in length for travel wholly within Hawaii, 72 inches on flights operated by Empire Airlines DBA ‘Ohana by Hawaiian, and 115 inches in length for all other US domestic travel.
      2. Charges
        Surf, Kite, Paddle, and Wake boards will always be subject to the following charges each.
        1. $35.00 USDBetween any two points in Hawaii:
        2. $100.00 USDBetween points within the US not wholly within Hawaii:
        Note: For the purpose of this provision, the above charges will be assessed per container.
    14. Tennis Equipment
      Items of tennis equipment will be accepted as checked baggage. Each item of tennis equipment will be subject to applicable baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece. (For the purpose of this provision one item of tennis equipment is defined as up to two (2) tennis rackets that must be contained in one (1) tennis racket case suitable for carriage and one (1) canister of tennis balls. Limit of two (2) rackets per case.
    15. Windsurfing Equipment
      Windsurfing equipment will be accepted as checked baggage subject to the conditions and charge specified below. (For the purpose of this provision, windsurfing equipment is defined as consisting of one windsurfing board with a boom, and one mast and sail or any one portion of the windsurfing equipment as defined above.)
      1. Conditions of Acceptance
        1. Transportation is subject to availability of space.
        2. HA shall not be responsible for the ground delivery of -board not accommodated on the flight the board was accepted as checked baggage.
        3. Maximum weight for Windsurfing equipment is 70 lbs.
        4. Windsurfing equipment is limited to 131 inches in length for travel wholly within Hawaii, 72 inches on flights operated by Empire Airlines DBA ‘Ohana by Hawaiian, and 115 inches in length for all other US domestic travel.
      2. Charges
        1. $35.00 USDBetween any two points in Hawaii:
        2. $100.00 USDBetween points within the US not wholly within Hawaii:
    16. Archery Equipment
      All items of archery equipment must be properly encased in a suitable container. An item of archery equipment consists of:
      1. 1 bow case containing bows
      2. 1 quiver with arrows
      3. Maintenance Kit of sufficient strength to protect items from accidental damage.
      Each item of archery equipment will be assessed at current baggage charge. HA is not liable for damage to archery equipment that is not contained in a hard-sided case.
    17. Skateboards
      When in excess, each skateboard item will be subject to the excess baggage charge for a single piece.
    18. Hockey/Lacrosse Equipment
      1. One piece of Hockey/Lacrosse equipment consists of a maximum of two Hockey/Lacrosse sticks taped together or packaged in a rigid and/or hard-shell container specifically designed for shipping will be counted as one piece of checked baggage.
      2. Items of Hockey/Lacrosse sticks that are not packed in a hard-side case will be accepted with limited liability. If not properly packed, HA liability will be restricted to loss of and not damage to equipment.
      3. Hockey/Lacrosse equipment may exceed 62 inches in length but not exceed 115 inches in length, otherwise oversize baggage charges will apply.
        EXCEPTION: Hockey/Lacrosse equipment may not to exceed 72 inches in length on flights operated by Empire Airlines DBA ‘Ohana by Hawaiian.
  16. SPECIAL ITEMS
    1. Prosthetic Devices
      Prosthetic devices such as crutches, canes, braces, etc. will be accepted as cabin baggage or checked baggage as determined by HA personnel at the time of check-in and carried free of charge for a passenger who is dependent on such prosthetic devices.
    2. Wheelchairs and other Mobility Devices
      Wheelchairs and other mobility devices will be accepted as cabin baggage or checked baggage as determined by HA personnel at the time of check-in and carried free of charge for a passenger who is dependent on the wheelchair or other mobility devices.
      1. For all battery operated wheelchairs, the battery must be securely fastened to the wheelchair and the cable must be disconnected and the battery terminals taped so as not to be exposed.
        1. For wet cell batteries, HA must provide hazardous material packaging at no cost to the passenger.
        2. Dry cell and gel cell batteries are permitted in the cabin for operation of acceptable life support equipment only.
      2. HA will accept Segway Human Transporters which are used as an assistive device and that operate on NiMH batteries only. Lithium-ion batteries are prohibited for transportation and will always be refused.
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