At Hawaiian Airlines, your child’s safety is our priority. We understand that traveling with children can be stressful, so we’ve prepared these travel guidelines and safety restrictions below to help make your experience with us and the little ones the best it can be.
We want to do our best to make your trip with us enjoyable for both you and your child. We offer guests traveling with an children under the age of 2, two options.
Which travel option best fits your family's needs? Contact Hawaiian Airlines Reservations department to make your child’s reservation.
Traveling with a child under the age of 2 with a purchased seat, click here.
Traveling with a child over the age of 2, click here.
If you prefer to travel with your child as a lap child, please be sure to hold them on your lap for the duration of the flight. The following restrictions apply:
You may bring a child restraint car seat onboard as a carry on item based on seat availability. If there is an empty seat and the car seat is appropriately labeled (see, Travel Using a Safety Seat section below), we welcome you to use it.** If the flight is full, the car seat will be checked at the gate using a claim-at-gate tag. For your convenience, we will return the car seat to you at your arrival gate.
If you're traveling with two children (under the age of 2), the following restrictions apply:
Contact Hawaiian Airlines Reservations to make your reservation.
*For Neighbor Island and North America flights, the accompanying adult must be 15 years or older. For International flights, the adult must be 18 years or older.
Based on your child's age, the following documents are required:
Neighbor Island and
North America Flights
Letter of approval from physician
Proof of age
*The final decision to transport a child less than seven day sold will be determined by Hawaiian Airlines.
The following lap child (under the age of 2) fares apply for Neighbor Island, North America and International routes:
NOTE: Taxes do not apply for infants without a seat who are traveling within Neighbor Island and North America.
Interested in purchasing a seat for your child (under the age of 2)? Visit Traveling with a Child (under the age of 2) - Purchased Seat for more information.
To make your lap child’s reservation, you must contact Hawaiian Airlines Reservations for further assistance.
We want to make your experience with us as easy as possible. So, before you pack, please keep in mind that the baggage allowance and exemptions for lap children differ from our standard allowance. Read on for more details.
When traveling with a lap child, the following items are accepted as carry-on or check-in baggage, exempt from baggage fees, when checked in by an accompanying ticketed adult.
If you prefer, you may also check these items at the gate using a claim-at-gate tag.
Your stroller must be checked-in if it is:
*Items may be carried on as part of your carry-on baggage allowance provided the item meets all standard size/weight carry-on baggage restrictions.
Traveling international? Bassinets are available by request on most international flights.
If you’d like more information, visit In-Flight Bassinets, for details on how to request this special service.