Japan Airlines JAL baggage policy and allowance

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Find the complete guide of the Japan Airlines JAL baggage policy and allowance baggage policy. Japan Airlines JAL baggage policy and allowance baggage policy, allowance, fees, restrictions, and charges.

ANA Japan


Headquarter: Japan


It works services to both domestic and worldwide destinations and had more than 20,000 workers as of March 2016. In May 2010, ANA's overall passenger traffic was up year-on-year by 7.8%, and its global services grew by 22 percent to 2.07 million passengers in the first five weeks of 2010. Its main domestic hubs are located in Tokyo International Airport (Haneda), Osaka International Airport (Itami), Chūbu Centrair International Airport (near Nagoya), along with New Chitose Airport (close Sapporo).


Besides its mainline operations, ANA controls several subsidiary passenger carriers, including its regional airline, ANA Wings and charter company, Air Japan. Additional smaller carriers include Air Do, a low-cost carrier operating scheduled service between Tokyo and cities in Hokkaido; Vanilla Air, a cheap carrier serving hotels and selected international destinations; and Allex Cargo (ANA Cargo), the freighter branch operated by Air Japan. ANA is also the largest shareholder in Peach, a low-cost carrier joint venture with Hong Kong firm First Eastern Investment Group. In October 1999the airline became a part of Star Alliance. About 29 March 2013, ANA was named a 5-Star holiday by Skytrax. On 27 April 2018, ANA announced ANA Business Jet Co., Ltd., a joint venture with Sojitz to provide personal jet charter flights.


Carry-on Baggage Allowance







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40.00 cm

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22.00 in

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Carry-on Rules

This webpage offers information on baggage (suitcases, carry cases, luggage, etc.) carried on board. Each passenger may carry up to a single part of luggage on board. Please be aware that there are restrictions on the weight and size.


When a codeshare flight or flight operated by another airline is included in the itinerary, then the baggage principles of another airline may apply.


When traveling on Japanese domestic sectors employing a ticket where the International Conditions of Carriage use, the baggage rules for international flights will apply.


Please be informed that in case that it is impossible to confirm whether or not an item could be transported by plane before the departure time, the request for transport could be rejected.



Complete weight of no longer than 10 kg (22 lb). Overall weight including personal belongings.



Total linear dimensions (length, width, height) of no more than 115 cm (45 in.) Using a length of each side not exceeding 55 cm x 40 cm x 25 cm (22 x 16 x 10 in.) . Includes wheels and handles.


Number of Pieces

As much as 1 piece per person. Aside from personal belongings (handbag, umbrella, camera, etc.), one piece of luggage that meets the criteria under is permitted.


Please pack and handle your baggage all on your own. Carry-on baggage is limited to that which could be saved under your own supervision in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of you. Based upon the aircraft type and the dimensions of the storage area, luggage may not be accepted to be carried on board if it satisfies the stipulated size and weight reduction.

Baggage Allowance and Fees

Are you planning to fly with Japan Airlines JAL? Find solution's you need to know about Japan Airlines JAL baggage allowance, fees and charges and restrictions.

Carry-On Baggage

Japan Airlines JAL passengers are permitted to bring on-board the aircraft one piece of cabin baggage, plus one personal item, such as a briefcase, camera bag or small backpack. Your carry-on baggage should fit into the Japan Airlines JAL overhead bins or under the seat in front of you.

Carry-on baggage cannot exceed 114 centimetres in combined width, length and height; this includes any wheels and handles– with the exception of some of the musical instruments that fit in the Japan Airlines JAL overhead compartment space or under-seat space available at the time of boarding.

Baggage must meet carry on size limits of Japan Airlines JAL.

Due to limited overhead space, Japan Airlines JAL passengers travelling on flights with 50 seats or less are only permitted to carry one personal item on-board the Japan Airlines JAL aircraft.

Limits apply on certain routes. Visit the Japan Airlines JAL website for more information.


No maximum weight applies to carry-on baggage.

However, this varies across airports. Visit the Japan Airlines JAL website for more information.

Checked Baggage

When travelling with Japan Airlines JAL, the most common fees for passengers travelling in a domestic, Japan Airlines JAL may charge some of the extra fees for extra baggage the information given on Japan Airlines JAL official site https://www.jal.co.jp/en/.

This may wary between routes. Visit the Japan Airlines JAL website for more information.

Excess Baggage

When travelling with Japan Airlines JAL, separate excess baggage fees are applied for each limitation you exceed size, weight and quantity. Generally, this varies between geographic regions. Please visit the Japan Airlines JAL website for more information and exact fees.

Special Items

Japan Airlines JAL permit a wide range of sporting equipment and special baggage on Japan Airlines JAL flights. Due to the size of baggage, some of the items may be counted as a standard checked bags. However, Japan Airlines JAL will be considered as overweight or oversized items. As such, charges and certain restrictions will apply by Japan Airlines JAL. Please visit the Japan Airlines JAL website directly.

Japan Airlines JAL on and bringing pets on board.

Dogs, cats and household birds (birds are only allowed on domestic Japan flights) can be carried on-board for $125 one way to/ from most destinations. The fee is $200 for travel outside the Japan.

The pets must fit within a carrier box that, in turn, fits under the seat in front. The carrier counts as one piece of Japan Airlines JAL carry-on luggage.

Japan Airlines JAL carry on and Japan Airlines JAL prohibited items.

Items that are not permitted in your Japan Airlines JAL flights cabin baggage include:

  • Hoverboards,
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7,
  • Fireworks,
  • Bleach,
  • Firearms.

Japan Airlines JAL baggage policy and allowance FAQ's

1. What is Japan Airlines JAL' checked baggage / hold luggage policy?

Japan Airlines JAL' standard checked baggage / hold luggage policy details follow:

  • 2 bags standard, up to 10 bags maximum (up to 4 bags on Japan Airlines JAL Connection)
  • Maximum dimensions: 62 inches or 157 centimeters (length + width + height).
  • Maximum weight: 50 pounds or 23 kilograms.

Excess baggage fees
Checking excess baggage, meaning three or more bags per passenger, on Japan Airlines JAL flights will cost $85-$95 per bag.

Overweight baggage fees
Overweight and Oversized bags is considered any bag weighing more than 50lbs. The fees for checking overweight baggage on Japan Airlines JAL are charged in addition to any standard, excess or oversized baggage fees. Bags weighing more than 99lbs are not accepted as checked luggage on Japan Airlines JAL.

Oversized baggage fees
Most bags with a sum of weight, length, and height of larger than 62 inches will be considered oversized. Japan Airlines JAL oversized baggage fees are charged in addition to any standard, excess, or overweight fee.

2. Are there fees for baggage on Japan Airlines JAL?

Yes, fees might apply. They are determined by the type of fare you purchased, your destination, if you are an active Japan military personnel and/or dependent, if you have status with Japan Airlines JAL' frequent flyer program, status with an affiliated carrier, or if you have a Japan Airlines JAL sponsored credit/charge card.