updated 7/30/2008 5:51:09 PM ET 2008-07-30T21:51:09

Hawaiian Airlines says it will soon begin charging $15 for a first checked bag on flights between the mainland and Hawaii.

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The carrier will also adjust its frequent flier program by increasing the mileage needed to redeem award tickets.

The $15 baggage fee will be added for tickets purchased after Aug. 1 for travel starting Oct. 1.

The Honolulu-based airline says there will be no charge for the first piece of checked luggage on interisland flights.

Hawaiian already charges $25 for a second bag on mainland flights and $17 on interisland flights.

As for the frequent flier program, the minimum for a roundtrip interisland ticket will rise from 10,000 to 15,000 miles. The minimum for trans-Pacific flights will increase from 35,000 to 40,000 miles.

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