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Japan Airlines JAL baggage policy and allowance

Japan Airlines JAL

4-11, Higashi Shinagawa, 2-Chrome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 140-8605

+81 3 5460 3109


Founded - 1951

Key people - Yoshiharu Ueki


Japan Airlines JAL

Japan Airlines JAL baggage limit informations

Carry on luggage weight: 8kg to 10kg
Carry on luggage Size: 45 inches
Checked In Baggage size: 62 inches
Checked In Baggage weight: 20kg to 23kg
Prohibited items: Hoverboards,Fireworks,Bleach and, Firearms.

Japan Airlines JAL Baggage Allowance and Fees

Are you planning to fly with Japan Airlines JAL? Find solutions 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 to 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

This may vary 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 the baggage, some of the items may be counted as standard checked bags. However, Japan Airlines JAL will be considered 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 baggage policy and allowance FAQ's

☞ 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.

☞ 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.

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