Musical Instruments [Japan Domestic Flights]

This page provides information regarding checking in or carrying on musical instruments on board. If you wish to carry a musical instrument on board of a size which exceeds the free baggage allowance for carry-on baggage, you will be required to pay a special passenger fee and purchase an additional seat. Special instrument cases are available to use on Japan domestic flights depending on the musical instrument (guitars, violins).

Instrument cases whose total linear dimensions do not exceed 115 cm*

They may be carried onto the aircraft as carry-on baggage. 

However, please notify ANA airport staff if the length of any of the three dimensions exceeds 55 cm, 40 cm, or 25 cm (45 cm, 35 cm, and 20 cm for smaller aircraft).
We will check the size. Please store your instrument in the overhead compartment.

*100 cm for smaller aircraft with less than 100 seats.

A + B + C ≦ 115 cm *

Instrument cases whose total linear dimensions exceed 115cm*

Please check in your musical instrument at the baggage counter. Special instrument cases are available depending on the musical instrument.

 

Each cases may not available due to limited.

Passengers who wish to carry their musical instruments on board

Purchase a seat for an extra seat charge. Instrument cases are available for on-board use.
Please check Violin cases for carry-on for details.

*100 cm for smaller aircraft with less than 100 seats.

Notice

6:30~22:00 (All year around, charges: fixed rate within Japan)

Cases for Guitars and Small Instruments

Special cases are available for guitars and small instruments (longest dimension less than 90 cm).

Cases for Checking in Guitars

Cases for Checking in Guitars

Length: 132 cm,  Width: 40 cm,  Height: 17 cm (inner dimensions)

Cases for Checking in Small Instruments

Cases for Checking in Small Instruments

Length: 90 cm, Width: 40 cm, Height: 27 cm (inner dimensions).
Buffer material: bottom 6 cm, surround 3 cm

Applicable Flights

All Japan domestic flights

Lending Procedures

Please notify the ANA staff at the airport counter when you check in your baggage before departure.

Contrabass Case

If you wish to check in a contrabass, please contact the ANA Domestic Reservation and Customer Service Center in advance, regardless of whether you wish to borrow a contrabass case or not.
We can lend you a contrabass case if you make a reservation for one no later than 2 days prior to the departure date.
Please note that you will not be able to borrow a contrabass case if you do not reserve it in advance.
Due to limited storage space in the cargo departments of the Q4A/Q84, CR7, CRJ, and Q82 aircraft types, contrabasses cannot be accepted on these aircraft types.

Contrabass Case
Contrabass Case

Inner dimensions: Length 206/196 cm, Width 74/64 cm, Height 48 cm
Outer dimensions: Length 211 cm, Width 82 cm, Height 61 cm

Applicable Flights

Japan domestic flights operated with aircraft with a seating capacity of more than 100 seats.
(Not applicable aircraft types: Q4A/Q84, CR7, CRJ, and Q82)

Lending Procedures

We can lend you a contrabass case if you make a reservation for one no later than 2 days prior to the departure date.
Please contact the ANA Domestic Reservation and Customer Service Center in advance regardless of whether you wish to borrow a contrabass case or not. 
Please check in your instrument at least 50 minutes (Haneda airport: 60 minutes) before the departure time of your flight.

Cases for Carrying Violins on Board

Violin cases of a size allowed for carry-on are available for passengers who wish to carry their violin on board. 
Even if your personal violin case exceeds the size restrictions for carry-on baggage, you can carry your violin and the bows on board if you carry them in this particular violin case lent to customers for this purpose. 
Please stow the borrowed violin case in the overhead  compartment and check in your personal violin case.

Cases for Carrying Violins on Board

Cases for Carrying Violins on Board
Cases for Carrying Violins on Board

Length: 77 cm, Width 24 cm, Height: 13.5 cm (outer dimensions)

Applicable Flights

Japan domestic flights operated with aircraft with a seating capacity of more than 100 seats.
(Not applicable aircraft types: Q4A/Q84, CR7, CRJ, and Q82)

Lending Procedures

Please notify ANA staff at the airport counter on the departure date.
* Advance reservations available (Accepting period: up until 2 days prior to the departure date)
If you are interested, please contact the ANA Domestic Reservation and Customer Service Center.

Points to Note for Each Type of Baggage

Frequently Asked Questions

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