A very happy new year to all!
I will be traveling through HNL this week and have a few questions. I am scheduled to arrive on an American Airlines flight at 2:35 PM, my friend is scheduled to arrive on an ATA flight at 2:46 PM. Are those gates close together so I can go over and meet his flight? I obviously won't want to go through security to get to his gate. Would it be better if we meet somewere else? He is flying AQ to OGG I am flying HA. Is there an easy place to meet at the interisland terminal that might be easier?
Furthermore my friends interisland flight leaves at 7:00 PM. Can he standbye on an earlier interisland flight even if he checks bags? Would/Can they pull his bags even though they are being interlined?
Also if they can't pull his bags or he has to fly the 7:00 PM departure would the baggage claim at OGG be the best place to meet him? I arrive at 4:30 PM into OGG and if he can't get on an earlier flight I would pick up the rental car and meet a friend quickly before driving back to pick him up.
Thank you for all of your help.