Checked baggage question on forced overnight

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  1. TheBeerHunter
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    I have a single ticket international itinerary on UA coming up. We're traveling from the mainland via HNL with a forced overnight, continuing on to Micronesia the next day. I will be checking my bag.

    Will we be able/required to pick up our bags at HNL and recheck the next morning, or will our bags be checked all the way through? Since we're overnighting at a hotel I'll need to pack my carryon accordingly.

    Thanks!
     
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    Up to you. You can check it to HNL, in which case you will have to claim it there and recheck it the next day, or just check it to your final destination, which would be my preference.
     
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    Usually anything more than 12 hours of layover has UA not so inclined to keep your bags.
     
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    LOL on the "not so inclined". It's actually only about 8 hours. But if I can choose to get my bag once at HNL that's likely what I will do. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    :eek:

    You're not doing Honolulu right then. ;)

    I'll be doing the EWR-HNL on the 13th then the HNL-MAJ on the 14th giving us about 17 hours on the island.
     
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    :rolleyes:

    I'd just as soon get the heck out of there rather than spending any more time than necessary.
     
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    I suppose that depends on your perspective. Having spent lots of time on HNL before -- an overnight is just fine by me. Besides, this is what the gods of UA award availability have dealt us.
     
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    If it was Waikiki I'm inclined to agree but everyone has different interests.

    At least the OP gets to rest up a bit before continuing on the Island Hopper.
     
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    ...in coach no less!!!!! ;)
     
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    Indeed, which is why it is all the more ironic that you were telling someone they made a bad shoince of where to spend their time. ;)

    I'm interested to know which parts of Honolulu you do enjoy spending lots of time in given that Waikiki is out.
     
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    At the risk of derailing this thread I'll try and keep it as relevant as I can to answer your question.

    Whenever I'm in Oahu I tend to stay either in Kaneohe or Kailua and I spend most of my time on the North Shore. I try to enjoy all that Haleiwa has to offer in terms of surfing and scuba diving as well. I'm more of the off the beaten path kinda guy when it comes to Islands, I'm there to relax and the last thing I want is to deal with people.
     
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    And which of those is in Honolulu??

    Hence the point I made. :-:
     
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    :oops:
     
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    I did it a few years ago. Totally survivable. Scratch that. Totally enjoyable, even in coach.

    Just think about it: people buzz all over the US to places like CLT, CLE, ... on MRs. I'd do the hopper again in a heartbeat. In coach. Just need more spare time.
     
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    You are going to the islands.....doing it in the baggage compartment would be fine with me after this long winter.

    Sent using a small piece of fruit.
     
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    This is actually our third time. In coach. :D It's just not something we do often and without status and on UA and with a forced overnight...hence the question.

    Actually I love the flight from HNL to our destination, Kosrae. The landings and takeoffs on the islands are great as is the arbitrary security theater at each stop. To the other poster saying they prefer to avoid people, you are my kind of people, and KSA would be your kind of island. I encourage you to check it out if you haven't before.

    Related to my situation, have I read right that UA has stopped free wine and beer on intl flights including the island hopper??
     
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    Yes. :(
     
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    That sucks. But that's what BYOB minis are for I guess.

    Edited to add: thanks for your lounge finder tool, very helpful for me as a non * person to see hours and locations of use to me!! Great tool, thank you!
     
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    Well FAA Regulations prohibit you from serving yourself alcohol but you can certainly ask the FAs to serve you whatever liquor you bring aboard. ;)

    ETA: I plan on bringing some Woodford when I do the Island Hopper in three weeks as UA Catering is meh meh on Liquor choices.
     
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    Best. Mobile. Signature. Ever. :D
     
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    I am going to hijack my own thread to ask a corollary question.

    Our plane is a 737-800 between CA and HNL.

    We initially had ourselves in an aisle and window towards the back, but someone has come and taken the middle seat between us.

    There are still some E+ seats for sale. But I'd like actual feedback from folks who know these planes, as at least with AA seatguru is not a reliable source of information.

    We have a choice of 11 A&B (just regular E+) or 21 E&F (exit row). Row 20 is also pretty open as well. Which set of seats is "best" of the three?
     
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    Both exit rows will have smaller/shorter seat bottom cushions. Row 20 won't recline. I'd generally take the non-exit these days but I don't remember if there are concerns about missing windows in that row.
     
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