If you live on the other island, not on big island, and you are coming to pick up your puppy, at Hilo airport,

Please check with Hawaiian Airline and/or Southwest Airline for their requirements.

As of 10/24/2023

Hawaiian Airline:

Encourage you to provide 48 hours advance notification of your intent to travel with your pet by contacting Reservations Department at 1-800-367-5320

You will need a soft side bag which fits comfortably under the airplane seat in front of you.
(maximum dimention: 16inch x 10inch x 9.5inch)

There is a $35. fee for pets traveling in the passenger cabin on Hawaiian Air inter-island flights.

Southwest Airlines:

Reservations must be made in advance by calling Southwest Airline 1-800-435-9792

Soft-sided & hard-sided carriers specifically designed as pet carriers are aaceptable in-cabin Southwest Air.
(maximum dimensions of 18.5" longx 8.5" high x 13.5" wide.)

There is a $125. in-cabin pet fare by Southwest Air.