JAL, also popularly known as Japan Airlines, is the flag carrier of Japan based in Tokyo. With two primary hubs at Narita International Airport and Tokyo International Airport, JAL provides flights to over 92 destinations including close to 60 domestic airports. First established in 1951, JAL was privatized in 1987 and merged with Japan Air System in 2002. The airline is part of the Oneworld alliance and has a large fleet of 159 aircraft. JAL passengers are able to become a member of its JAL Mileage and JAL Global Club frequent flyer programs to enjoy numerous benefits and perks.

*This information is correct as of February 2017

Why Fly with JAL

How to Check in

Passengers flying with JAL have the option the beat the queues and check-in online or do things the conventional way by checking in at the airport. Those looking to check-in online are able to do so from 72 hours up to 1 hour before flights and will also receive a boarding pass to print off. Some airports also offer self-service check-in kiosks to speed proceedings up, or simply visit a JAL check-in counter at the airport. During the check-in process passengers are able to select a preferred seat at no extra charge.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

JAL passengers are permitted to bring baggage to check-in as part of the fare in addition to hand baggage to bring on board. Those flying in Economy and Premium Economy are allowed to pieces up to 23kg, while Business and First Class travelers can bring three pieces up to 32kg each. Any passengers with baggage exceeding your allowance will need to pay excess fees which vary according to your route. In addition to checked baggage, passengers are entitled to bring one item of hand baggage on board no heavier than 10kg as well as a personal item such as a duty free bag or laptop.


JAL flights offer a variety of cabin classes to suit your needs whether it’s Economy and Premium Economy or the luxury afforded by Business and First Class seating. Those in Economy can enjoy ample legroom with a seat pitch of 31-34 inches, while in Premium Economy this is increased to 38-42 inches. Business Class travelers can stretch out with a seat pitch of 38-74 inches, while in First Class passengers can enjoy spacious legroom of 51-78.5 inches. All travelers with JAL are able to select a seat during the check-in process free of charge.

Booking Fees

There are no booking fees when making new reservations online, although a fee of 35-70AED applies for bookings made at a JAL ticket center and 75-150AED* for those made at an airport counter.

* These prices are converted from USD to AED and correct as of February 2017. Always check with the airline for the most up-to-date price conversion.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.