JAPAN Airlines - snowboard carriage/baggage help!?

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  Thread Started By:   axel2004   On:   Saturday 11/11/2017 @ 00:17 Show Newest First    
axel2004
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  #1  JAPAN Airlines - snowboard carriage/baggage help!?  Posted 11/11/2017 @ 00:17
hey guys
Flying london to sapporo with japan airlines...

Theres nowhere to add on snowboard carriage and their info is misleading...
Anyone have any knowledge on this?

Says you can bring bags 2 x 23kg so long as dimensions add up under 203cm. My 156cm gig bag dimensions add up to 213cm.

No option to add on and they are hinting that oversized luggage (over 203cm) may or may not be allowed on depending on space. And may cost up to $200... if that happened on all 4 legs of my journey i'd be screwed!

Any experience?
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maxfondu
Posts: 2
London
  #2  Re: JAPAN Airlines - snowboard carriage/baggage help!?  Posted 17/02/2018 @ 11:12
In reply to post #1...
I’m probably too late to help with this but if you call JAL in advance & give them the dimensions & weight of your bag & they will note it on the system.

The domestic flight to Chitose will be more restrictive in terms of carriage of oversized items but when you speak to JAL the can advise you.

As for charges, it’s hit & miss - I flew back last week from Tokyo Haneda & wasn’t charged but the year before last was charged for the return leg.

I’ve also travelled with my board in a velcro sleeve one year to make sure that it was under the 203cm dims check & it was fine.

JAL nevertheless used to charge for board bags & it’s only become an issue over the last couple of years - that said I’m only going to fly BA from now on because they allow board bags free of charge on their flights.
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MarkyB916
Posts: 58
Hampshire
  #3  Re: JAPAN Airlines - snowboard carriage/baggage help!?  Posted 19/02/2018 @ 07:55
In reply to post #2...
Definitely agree about BA.

I only us BA now for my snowboard trips mainly due to their no nonsense approach towards snowboard baggage. It also means that the price of the ticket is the price you pay, which in my case works out cheaper or worst case not much more than their competitors.

I have used other airlines in the past and, although I don't like it was prepared to pay for carriage as long as it was clear from the start what I would pay and that my bag was guaranteed to get to my destination.

I live close to Southampton airport and if I could use Fly-Be I would. Unfortunately, their baggage policy means that I would never use them.

P.S. I'm not a BA employee just in case you were wondering
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