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Hawaiian Airlines Policy for Portly Passengers

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Seat Sizes

Seats in the economy section of a Hawaiian Airplane measure 18 inches wide.

Seat Belts

Seat belts are measured at 51 inches long while their extenders add approximately 20 inches to the belt.

Policy for Overweight Passengers

Hawaiian Airlines policy states “If you are unable to sit comfortably in your seat with the armrests lowered, we will try to find a suitable alternative. However, if no safe alternative seating can be found, we may not be able to transport you on your ticketed flight.” – Hawaiian Air Guests Needing Additional Room Policy


Pago Pago flights – Hawaiian Airlines has removed the option of selecting your seat for flights in and out of Pago Pago. The information provided by numerous news sources states this change in policy is because of fuel economy and manufacturer’s guidelines. However, 2 years after the ruling that no federal law is broken, there is no information provided via Hawaiian’s website about this policy.














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