Hawaiian Airlines Unveils New Main Cabin Basic Fares

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Hawaiian Airlines Basic Fares

Hawaiian Airlines Unveils New Main Cabin Basic Fares

Hawaiian Airlines announced Monday a new Main Cabin Basic Fare. The new offering will initially be available for select, nonstop flights between Honolulu and 13 U.S. mainland locations, including Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Jose. The new fare will become available starting October 21.

This is in line with Basic Economy fares that we have seen from other airlines in the last few years. These are cheaper fares that have more restrictions.

Passengers who book a Main Cabin Basic fare with Hawaiian Airlines will be allowed one free carry-on bag and a personal item. However, they will not be allowed to change their flight or select a seat before check-in. Guests choosing Hawaiian’s Main Cabin Basic fare will be able to select a seat when checking in for a flight, or they will be assigned a seat at the gate, and they will retain their Main Cabin benefit of a complimentary carry-on bag and one personal item.

HawaiianMiles members will continue to earn a mile per mile flown on these fares, but no EQMs. Upgrades to Extra Comfort or First Class seats are not allowed.

Main Cabin Basic vs. Main Cabin

Main Cabin Basic
Main Cabin
icon-suitcase Allowed 1 free carry-on bag + personal item YES YES
icon-seat Select a seat before check-in NO YES
icon-boarding Earlier access to overhead bins NO YES
icon-airplane Change flight NO YES

icon-ec-seat Upgrade to Extra Comfort or First Class seats NO YES
icon-miles Qualify for Pualani Elite bonus HawaiianMiles NO YES

Read more here.

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