Baggage storage service opens
Tourists who wanted to leave their luggage at Honolulu Airport during a layover or a neighbor island trip have been out of luck since Sept. 11, 2001, when security concerns shut down the baggage storage facility.
But starting this month, Honolulu Baggage Storage will pick up and store bags for a fee for visitors at the airport, Honolulu Harbor's cruise terminals and Waikiki hotels. The bags will be stored elsewhere and delivered as needed.
"We have had all these requests from people desperate for a place to leave their luggage," said Hector Euredjian, general manager of Honolulu Baggage Storage, a subsidiary of Discount Hotels Hawaii. "They would rent a room by the airport just to leave their luggage."
The service may be reached through the Travelers Information Center's courtesy phones in baggage claim areas, by calling (808) 447-9096 or visiting www.honolulubaggagestorage.com.