Every airline has its own specific carry-on baggage rules, including different size and weight restrictions. On top of that, some airlines (like Spirit) charge to carry a bag on the plane with you while others do not.
If you want to avoid surprises and extra airline fees, you need to understand the ins and outs of each airline’s rules.
To help you figure out the right size and weight dimensions for your carry-on, we’ve put together this chart detailing the carry-on restrictions for airlines that fly to Hawaii, including the size and weight of a standard carry-on, as well as if there is a fee.
Carry-On Limits for Airlines that fly to Hawaii
|Airline||Carry-On Dimensions||Carry-On Weight||Carry-On Fee||Personal Item Dimensions|
|Air Canada||21.5″ x 15.5″ x 9″||—||No||17″ x 13″ x 6|
|Air New Zealand||Total < 46.5″||15 lbs||No||Fit under seat|
|Alaska Airlines||22″ x 14″ x 9″||—||No||Fit under seat|
|All Nippon (ANA)||22″ x 16″ x 10″||22 lbs||No||Fit under seat|
|American Airlines||22″ x 14″ x 9″||—||No||18″ x 14″ x 8″|
|Asiana||21″ x 16″ x 8″||22 lbs||No||Fit under seat|
|Delta Air Lines||22″ x 14″ x 9″||—||No||Fit under seat|
|Fiji Airways||22″ x 18″ x 10″||15 lbs||No||Fit under seat|
|Hawaiian Airlines||22″ x 14″ x 9″||25 lbs||No||Fit under seat|
|Japan Airlines||22″ x 16″ x 10″||22 lbs||No||Fit under seat|
|Jetstar||22″ x 14″ x 9″||15 lbs||No||Fit under seat|
|Korean Air||22″ x 15″ x 8″||22 lbs||No||Fit under seat|
|Mokulele Airlines||15″ x 12″ x 10″||15 lbs||No||Fit under seat|
|Philippine Airlines||22″ x 14″ x 9″||15 lbs||No||Fit under seat|
|Qantas Airlines||22″ x 14″ x 9″||15 lbs||No||Fit under seat|
|Southwest||24″ x 16″ x 10″||—||No||18.5″ x 8.5″ x 13.5″|
|Sun Country Airlines||24″ x 16″ x 11″||35 lbs||Yes||17″ x 13″ x 9″|
|United Airlines||22″ x 14″ x 9″||—||No||9″ x 10″ x 17″|
|WestJet||21″ x 15″ x 9″||—||No||16″ x 13″ x 6″|
What is a Carry-On Bag
Any type of suitcase, purse, or backpack that you bring with you on the plane is considered carry-on baggage. Most airlines allow one piece of carry-on luggage that will fit in the overhead bin, plus a personal item that will fit under the seat in front of you at no charge.
However, low-cost airlines (Such as Spirit, Frontier, etc..) have very different carry-on rules and will typically only allow a personal item for free, and will charge you for any additional carry-on bags.
What to pack in a Carry-On Bag
When packing your carry-on, be aware that the same items that are prohibited in checked bags apply to carry-on bags. This includes things such as firearms, sharp objects, fireworks, and other potentially hazardous items.
For a complete list of what is and what is not allowed in both your carry-on and your checked bags, refer to the TSA What Can I Bring page.