Added Baggage Charge Isn’t Cool
Finally go! Airlines gave Hawaiian the opportunity to fly the “higher route”, but they opted to get into a pennies match instead by charging $17 for the added bag after go! announced that they would be charging $25. Rest assured that go! will now drop it to $15. What will Hawaiian do then? After all, the space where the bags go is there regardless, and blaming the price of fuel for this attempt to grab a few added bucks is a “low shot” for sure. Incidentally, I am a big Hawaiian Air fan.
All I can say is that I am glad that I fly 1st Class; not because of the “baggage savings”, but because I will get to board early enough to get an overhead space for my carry on bag. I am sure that those carry on bags will be stuffed to da max to save baggage charges, and put in the 1st overhead area they pass on the way back to their seat. It’s bad enough that the flight attendants are keeping the first few overheads to themselves. 1st Class passengers who arrive a little late have to hike half way through the plane to get an overhead, and upon landing have to do the “salmon swimming upstream” number to go find it.
What a Hassle!
I stopped checking bags many years ago due to the delays and incidents of lost luggage, so the added cost is meaningless to me. People traveling to and around Hawaii carry too much luggage anyway. Visitors arrive here and then discover that they don’t need the three piece suit and heels to go to dinner. At that point they stay in the luggage the whole way.