How early to check in for Japan Airlines?

If you book a flight with Japan airlines, you can check in online before the departure anytime. Japan Airlines online check-in typically opens 24 hours before departure and closes 45 minutes to 1 hour before departure, depending on the departure airport.

Japan Airlines' check-in policy 

  • Japan Airlines offers online check-in for most flights, which allows passengers to check in and select their seats from the comfort of their own devices. It begins 24 hours before departure and closes around 45 minutes to 1 hour before departure, depending on the departure airport.
  • You can also visit the Japan Airlines check-in counter at the airport. The check-in time for most flights is 60 minutes to 90 minutes before departure, depending on the departure airport and destination.
  • Japan Airlines has strict check-in deadlines, so it is essential to arrive at the airport in plenty of time to complete check-in procedures. If you miss the check-in deadline, you may be denied boarding and will not be eligible for a refund.
  • As per the check-in baggage policy, The specific allowance depends on the class of service and destination. For most international flights, economy class passengers can check in one piece of baggage weighing up to 23 kg, while business class and first class passengers may be allowed more.
  • Japan Airlines has size restrictions for checked baggage, with maximum dimensions of 203 cm (height + width + depth). Overweight and oversized baggage may incur additional fees.
  • If you exceed the baggage allowance for your flight, you may be charged an excess baggage fee. The fee will depend on the destination and your baggage's excess weight or size.
  • Going through the Japan Airlines check-in baggage and general policy above, you must be clear about how early the check-in starts. If you still have any doubts or require additional information, you can talk to the Japan Airlines representative anytime.
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