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Luggage Info

What You Can Take Home

Baggage bound from Hawaii to the U.S. Mainland and international destinations are subject to pre-flight inspection. It’s helpful to add in a few extra minutes for this process.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates plant material transported from Hawaii to the U.S. USDA inspection stations are located in front of the airline check-in counters. USDA inspection stations usually open at the same time as the airline check-in counters (generally two hours prior to a flight).  You must go through the inspection station that is located in front of your airline check-in counter.

Visit the links below to find out what you can take with you.

Traveling from Hawaii to the U.S. Mainland

Traveling to and from Foreign Countries

Baggage Information

Airlines generally allow each ticketed passenger to check in their luggage, but travelers should prepare to expect to pay baggage fees which can be determined by quantity and weight.  Additionally, most airlines will allow one piece of carry-on luggage plus a purse, briefcase, or laptop computer. Check with your air carrier for baggage fee and size/weight limitations.


If you have more than you can carry on the airplane, why not make it easy on yourself by shipping your items home instead? Here are some convenient shipping options:

United States Postal Service (USPS)