Ever since HA instituted bag fees, they charged said fee eve when connecting to a UA flight back to the mainland. This despite the fact that the flight was code shared and I was ticketed on a UA flight number. At any rate, the least two times I did a web check in on the HA site for my KOA-HNL/OGG segment, the bag screen allowed me (once as a 1P and ones as a 1K) two free 50 lb bags. This was also good for my wife who is an Air Canada Super Elite. To make things even curiouser, the counter agent at KOA tried to charge me for the fee, requiring me to prove that I was eligible for the free bags by accessing the kiosk. Weird that HA personell aren't even aware of this rule change. At any rate, does anyone know when this changed? Is it permanent? Was there no anouncement?