JAL simplifies baggage allowance policy

7 Mar 2011

Japan Airlines (JAL) will simplify its check-in baggage policy from April 1, 2011 for all international routes.

Instead of the previous system, which used piece or weight system depending on routing, JAL will now adopt a piece system across the board with increased free baggage allowance.

Under the new policy, economy class passengers will be allowed to check-in two pieces of baggage, each weighing no more than 23kg. Executive and first class passengers will now be able to check in three pieces, weighing a maximum of 32kg each. All passengers are entitled to check-in a maximum of seven bags regardless of class of travel.

Charges for checking in a third bag start from JPY10,000 (US$100) per piece on international routes. Charges for overweight bags start from JPY6,000 (US$60) per piece for bags weighing between 23kg and 32kg. For bags exceeding 32kg, charges start from JPY45,000 (US$450) per piece.

This baggage allowance system was previously only used for flights to the US and Canada. For flights to other destinations, economy class passengers were only allowed to check-in a total of 20kg; executive class passengers were allowed a total of 30kg; and first class passengers were allowed 40kg in total.

For more information on the baggage allowance, click here.

Alisha Haridasani

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