Japan Airlines (JAL) Baggage Allowance, Sizes, Fees Policy [2021]

To travel, you must pack all your bags for your trip at one time. This may be a challenge if you’re taking a trip to Japan or have others on the same trip with different carry-on restrictions. To make the situation easier, let’s talk about baggage allowances and packing the essentials when flying with Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines has done extensive research to determine how much luggage each class on Japan Airlines takes up.

Policy for Japan Airlines Checked Baggage: The first two bags are free to carry for all passengers. For first-class and business-class passengers, the first three bags are free luggage allowance. Free checked baggage allowances for all passenger classes come with some size and weight restrictions. To learn more about them, let’s have a look at them.

  • First-class and Business-Class passengers are allowed to have three bags as their checked baggage. Each bag cannot weigh more than 70 pounds, which is 32 kgs.
  • Economy passengers have been able to carry on two bags for a long time. These items weigh no more than 50 pounds total and can be checked at the gate.
  • Before you order these bags, make sure you have your measurements. View the dimensions in the image below to see all the measurements and constraints.
  • If you are traveling with infants, the checked baggage allowance for babies is the same as travel class members. Please note that baby strollers, car seats, and baby carriages can be part of the checked baggage allowance for free.
  • Checked baggage allowance for infants travelling with accompanying adults is the same as that provided to other passengers traveling in the same cabin

Airlines can refuse to check luggage items if any of them are deemed unsafe. For example, bags that are not properly contained may be unable to be checked in. But you should make sure your bag is packed securely – completely without any chances of falling out – for the flight to go through without a hitch!

You will not be allowed to check any part of your baggage in that can come apart and damage other luggage or even the container if you feel like it is unsafe. We list this here so you know how we handle this before you arrive at Reagan National.

As an airline JMB FLY On and JGC members are provided with ample space for their checked baggage.

The passengers in first class and business-class will be allowed four pieces of free weight allowance. Each piece of luggage should not weigh more than 32kgs. The Premium Economy/ Economy class member with or without the JGC status can check-in up to three pieces of luggage. These bags cannot weigh more than 23kgs each.

What does your flight in Japan Airlines cost if you carry a lot of baggage? We’ll tell you all about checked baggage rules, what could happen when you don’t abide by them, and their effects.

The costs of excess baggage fees vary by airline. Japan Airlines strives to make travelers’ travel experience as pleasant as possible.

Japan Airlines charges for extra baggage based on flight route. You can look through the charges for one flight or multiple flights below.

Information on how you can use JMB miles to pay for excess baggage fees can be found on the Japan Airlines website.

Whilst traveling, it is a good idea to keep the following things in mind when paying for excess baggage.

  • The total number of bags a passenger can check-in is determined by the free baggage allowance, that also includes the weight limit of 2, plus 7.
  • For passengers traveling in First class and Business class, there is a limit of 10 bags allowed to be checked.
  • Passengers with Premium Economy/Economy Class reservations can choose between check-in 8 bags or less.
  • You can travel with an extra weight allowance of 10 kgs or less per person, but the total weight within checked luggage must not be more than 45 kgs.
  • Different types of excess baggage exist. The passengers are responsible for making payments only for the type they carry and the cases they checked in with.
  • If you’re outside of Canada or Japan, you’ll need to pay a base amount in the currency equivalent of CAD, USD when then converted to your local currency.

Different airport terminals have different requirements for handling baggage. Checked baggage rules for your upcoming flight with SkyEurope.

Pet-Carrying Policy

Japanese Airlines only allows certain types of pets to be on board. If a passenger has a pet that is not allowed, they will not be able to fly with their pet.

The aircraft only has space for one crate at a time. When you agree and register your pet, Japan Airlines asks for certain details such as the type of pet, your pet’s dimensions, whether it is soft or hard-sided, etc.

The airline will ask you whether your pet is at least eight weeks old before accepting your crate. You won’t receive confirmation of the space for your animal carrier right away in some instances. You will have to wait until the airline has confirmed that they have space for this second car. To learn more, please check out Read more

After July 14th, 2021, Japan Airlines will only accept dogs from countries that are at lowest risk for rabies. Find out which countries have the lowest risk for rabies on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (the United States of America).

Japan Airlines has an extensive list of prohibited items on board the aircraft to keep you safe and secure.

There is no excuse for taking any potentially harmful goods with you on your flight. That’s why there are restrictions on what goods you transport on and in the hold. We have a list of items that can’t be carried by Japan Airlines planes, so let’s have a look.

  • Knives and any other sharp objects, especially ones with blades longer than 6 cm, are not allowed onboard or in the baggage. Anyone traveling with items that could be used as weapons is strictly prohibited from carrying those items on the flight.
  • Liquids – Liquids like aerosol gels, shampoos, conditioners can be taken in the Japan Airlines baggage as long as each liquid carrier doesn’t cross the 100mL limitation. The maximum amount of liquid your baggage allowance can carry is one liter. All liquids should be sealed and packed in a transparent bag. The bag should be resealable; you can try a zip lock bag. This is because you may be asked to prove liquids were not taken from your aircraft without permission
  • You shouldn’t take lighters or matches in your checked luggage because they can set your checked bag on fire, which may harm other passengers. If you’re packing a lithium-powered lighter, make sure the chemistry is less than two grams or less than 100 watts and that it has a fire extinguishing mechanism. Some kinds of lighters have oil drums and don’t have cotton material to offer up energy.
  • Portable electronic devices like hair curlers or curling irons are not allowed in the checked baggage. Electronic items with built-in lithium batteries or lithium-ion batteries are not allowed any kind of way at all. These, too, include DVD players, radio equipment, digital camera and notebooks.
  • We need to put the in-bound carry-on food and beverage and blister packs in your personal checked bag or ask for them ahead of time.
  • Take your expensive items and valuables with you in your carry-on luggage. Make sure it doesn’t break on the way, or they will not be replaced. If they are broken, pack them in your checked baggage in a separate bag so that the airlines can reimburse you for them.

We give answers to questions about travel, such as ‘What should I know before flying with Japan Airlines?’

What is the limit of baggage for Japan Airlines? Our travel planners often have a difficult time determining this question.

The baggage allowance policy of Japan Airlines states that the number of bags you’re allowed to check-in depends on the class you travel in. So, if you fly in first class and business class, for example, you’ll be able to bring three bags for free weighing a total of 32 kilograms each. These bags can’t exceed 32 kgs each. And if you’re flying in Premium Economy or Economy Class, then you will be allowed to bring two bags for free that weigh

What two piece baggage allowance is it possible to have, on some airlines?

Japan Airlines have a 2 piece-baggage allowance policy. It’s all about the comfort of the traveling passenger, so it allows people to carry a maximum of two bags, each weighing 23 kgs.

How much does it cost to check baggage on Japan Airlines?

Extra baggage charges on Japanese Airlines vary. The total cost to carry your items may be anywhere from $60 to $600, depending on the type of luggage you are traveling with, its size, and whether it is overweight or not.

It’s difficult to know what size luggage to bring when traveling internationally. Have you looked into airline policies?

Airlines have an airline maximum weight limit on luggage. There is no limit to the size of your carry-on bag, however, you will not be allowed to carry more than 45kgs out of the airport.


Some people can accidentally forget they had a lot of stuff when they travel. Other people feel overwhelmed because they have a lot of ways to get their luggage back home. The trick is to keep your packing and carrying limits in mind if you’re staying more than one night away from home.

Our hope is that this article is helpful. We kindly ask that you enjoy your next flight with Japan Airlines.

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