My boyfriend booked us a flight from Newark to Honolulu on United Airlines. I booked us a flight from Honolulu to Kona on Hawaiian Airlines, so because we booked them separately they're 2 reservations, so I'm guessing that we'd have to check in again to get to our Hawaiian Airlines flight. So my questions are:
1) Am I correct in thinking that we'd have to go through security in Honolulu to check in on the Honolulu to Kona flight?
2) Is there a way for me to merge the 2 flights so that we don't have to collect our bag from the United Flight and then check in at the Hawaiian Island flight.
I know this was dumb, I a novice traveler (can you tell?)