What Is Japan Airlines Baggage Allowance? 2024

When planning a trip with Japan Airlines, it is important to know their baggage rules and policies.

Knowing the weight and size restrictions for carry-on and checked baggage will help you avoid excess baggage fees and ensure a smooth travel experience.

In this post, we will provide an overview of Japan Airlines’ baggage allowance policy, including information on checked and carry-on baggage allowances, additional baggage information, and tips for stress free traveling flight.

Let us dive right in.


Japan Airlines Carry On

You are allowed to bring one carry on and one personal on JAL.

But the size of the carry on depends on the number of seats on the airplane.

Number of seatsCarrierSize limitsMaximum weight
Above 100 seats JAL, JTATotal outside dimensions: within 115cm
55cm W × 40cm H× 25cm D
Within 10kg (22lbs)
Below 100 seatsJAL, JAC
Total outside dimensions: within 100cm
45cm W× 35cm H× 20cm D
Within 10kg (22lbs)

Any Guests must check any carry on bag that:

  • Any item that exceeds the maximum total dimensions, even each linear dimension is within the requirement
  • Oversized or overweight, or unable to be appropriately stowed in the cabin

Store your bags on board

For your own safety and comfort, please stow your carry-on baggage under the seat or in the overhead compartments properly to avoid the following situations.
Also, we would appreciate your cooperation with offering consideration for the nearby passengers when stowing your bags.

Japan airlines carry on restrictions

For your safety and safety of all japan airlines Guests Some items may not be allowed on board or even as checked baggage, please have a look at the list bellow:

  • Sharp objects (such as scissors and knives) and items that have the potential of being used as weapons (such as golf clubs) are not allowed to be carried on board.
  • Items that can be used as a weapon, including knives and blunt objects
  • Items with exceptionally sharp points
  • Other items that could be used as weapons

Japan Airlines Checked Baggage Allowance

checked baggage Allowance First class – business class

Firsts class and business class guests are allowed to check up to 3 pieces of checked baggage with a 32kg (70lbs)in weight for each pieces .

checked baggage Allowance Premium economy class economy class

Premium economy class and economy class guests are entitled for 2 pieces of baggage , each bag must not exceed 23 kg (50lbs).

Japan airlines checked baggage dimensions

The dimensions of each bag must not exceed 203 cm (height+width+lenght).

please note that If your baggage exceeds the free allowance, we will check your baggage with excess baggage charges

Japan airlines excess baggage fee

if your items exceeds japan airlines checked baggage free allowance while within a total weight of 100kg (maximum to 32kg per item), you may check them in with an Excess Baggage Charge. 
Total weight must not exceed 45kg (maximum to 32kg per item) for JAL (SF3), JAC and RAC aircraft.

Japan Airlines Excess Baggage

If your luggage exceeds Japan airlines Baggage allowance, excess baggage charges (tax included) will apply according to your route:

  • The maximum allowable number of checked baggage per person is the free checked baggage allowance for that passenger’s travel class plus 7 bags.
  • Note that the maximum number of checked baggage that is allowed per person for First Class and Business Class are 10 bags. For Premium Economy Class and Economy Class are 9 bags.
  • Total checked baggage weight must not exceed 45㎏.
  • Passengers will be responsible for paying all excess baggage charges when two or more types of excess baggage charges apply.
  • Passengers must pay the CAD base amount when paying in Canada and the USD base amount, converted to the local currency, when paying outside of Canada or Japan.

Japan Airlines Lost Baggage

Baggage checks are carefully handled with Japan airlines until it arrives at your destination. 

But sometimes , baggage may be damaged or be delayed in arriving at your destination due to many reasons.(wish won’t happen)

the airmine will make every effort to fix any such problems that may happen.

Lost Baggage

If you cannot find your baggage upon arrival at your destination, please contact our staff as soon as possible.
We will help you to search the baggage and perform the necessary procedures.

Damaged Baggage

If your baggage get damaged

the airline will take appropriate action in accordance with JAL’s International Conditions of Carriage.
Please contact JAL at the airport of arrival within 7 days of baggage receipt.

Japan Airlines Baggage Restrictions

The law prohibits the transport of explosive materials, flammable items and any other goods that are liable to injure persons or to damage objects by air. Such items may neither be checked nor carried on board. Sharp objects that have the potential of being used as weapons are also not allowed as carry-on items.

What you can’t carry in cabin and as checked baggage

The following items may not be carried neither in checked baggage nor carried on board.

  • Explosive materials
  • Flammable items
  • Any goods that are liable to injure persons or to damage objects
  • Weapon replicate

Learn more about what to take in checked baggage in this post.


By understanding Japan Airlines’ baggage allowance policy, you will ensure a smooth travel experience and avoid unexpected fees.

It is important to check the specific rules and restrictions for checked and carry-on baggage, as well as any special baggage items, before traveling with Japan Airlines.

We hope this helps

Happy travels

Helpful links

disclaimer – some information are gathered from these webpages  www.jal.co.