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Elderly passengers (Japan Domestic Flights)

Assistance for elderly passengers

We will provide assistance to seniors in various situations for their safe and pleasant journey.

How to make a reservation and other procedures


You can select your seat(s)*1 when making reservations and purchases*2 on the ANA website, and the ANA Reservation and Information Center.

  • * 1

    Please note that your assigned seat may change due to aircraft changes or other reasons beyond ANA's control.

  • * 2

    Note, however, that from 3 days prior to (and including) your boarding date, you will need to purchase your ticket before you can specify your seats.

To passengers aged 65 and over

If there are vacant seats on the day, you can also use profitable "Senior Special".

At the Departure Airport

We provide all necessary help, including guiding you to the boarding gate at departure and guiding you to the person picking you up at arrival.
It is possible for people seeing you off to accompany you to the boarding gate. Please speak to a member of airport staff if you would like them to be able to do this.

  • Due to security reasons, only 1 person is permitted to accompany the passenger to the boarding gate.

Wheelchair rentals

Wheelchairs are available at all airports. Reclining wheelchairs and narrow aisle wheelchairs to reach your seat on the airplane are available at some airports.

Electric carts (only in Haneda Airport Terminal 2)

(Available time) 8:00AM-7:00PM

Passengers who have difficulty walking to the boarding gate can use electric carts in the Departure Gate Area in Haneda Airport Terminal 2.
Please ask counter staff for the service on the boarding date.

  • Electric carts are limited in quantity and subject to certain restrictions.

  • Currently, due to the impact of the Haneda Airport extension construction, the airport's North Wing area will not be available for use.

Pre-boarding Service

When boarding, we guide elderly passengers who require help before guiding other passengers.
If you wish to use this service, please contact ANA's boarding gate staff at your earliest convenience.

  • This service may not be available due to flight status.

Inside the Cabin

Lending of cabin wheelchairs

Our aircrafts are equipped with a cabin wheelchair for your convenience on board.
Please do not hesitate to ask our cabin crew.

  •  Flights operated by Oriental Air Bridge are excluded.

Reliable service in the cabin

We will gladly assist you with stowing your luggage. Please feel free to ask our cabin crew.
Please do not hesitate to contact our cabin crew if you need further assistance.

At the arrival airport

We provide service in response to your requests such as guiding you to the person picking you up and guiding you to stops for public transport in the airport. Please feel free to ask our ground staff.

Other Services

Support Taxi

NIHON KOTSU Support Taxi
Customers using Haneda Airport

With Nihon Kotsu's Support Taxi service, elderly passengers will be collected by a highly experienced driver who will also accompany them inside the airport for greater peace of mind.

  • This service is not available for Japan Air Commuter and Amakusa Airlines-operated flights, or flights departing from/arriving at Obihiro Airport, Kitakyushu Airport, Iki Airport, and Haneda Airport Terminal 1, including connecting flights.

  • In addition to the pick-up charge, an airport escort charge will be payable.

Please visit the Nihon Kotsu homepage for further details and information on how to request the service. (Information is available in Japanese only.)

Notes on Using the Service

Note to passengers using a wheelchair

  • Since cabin storage space is limited, you will be asked to check your own wheelchair at the counter. If you use ANA's wheelchair service, we will assist you in moving to your seat. Please let us know if you would like to use your own wheelchair to/from the aircraft.

  • If you use an electric wheelchair, please let us know the size, weight and type of battery when you book your flight.Also, please check-in at least 60 minutes prior to your departure.

  • There are certain limitations by law for checking in/carrying on electronically powered wheelchairs equipped with lithium ion batteries. Please review Spare Electric Wheelchair Batteries before your trip.

Note to passengers using walkers (e.g., rollators)

Walkers in excess of the carry-on baggage size restrictions cannot be taken on board. Please check in such walkers at the check-in counter. We also have "Handy Walk" rollators (walking aids) available to borrow for use inside the airport.  Please let a member of staff know if you wish to use one. (Due to the limited quantity available, there may be occasions when we cannot provide you with a rollator.)


Telephone inquiry

Business hours: 6:30-22:00 (All year around)

Call Handling System

(Fixed rate within Japan)

Phone No.

Toll call number

Dial a number above and select "1" when the automated voice system is prompted.

If you need to make an inquiry outside of the business hours of 09:00 to 18:00, please contact ANA.

  • Operator hours are currently different. Please see Contact Us for details.

For passengers who require assistance

The ANA Group provides assistance to passengers with physical difficulties such as sickness, injury, or disability, as well as passengers requiring other assistance (expectant mothers, elderly passengers, passengers with young children, unaccompanied minors, and passengers traveling with pets) so that they can enjoy a safe and comfortable flight.

Counter for passengers who need special assistance at Airports

  • Haneda Airport 2F

    Special assistance counters are located on the 2nd floor (departures floor) of Terminal 2 on the right of Security Check B in front of Clock Tower 4 and on the right of Security Check C.
  • New Chitose Airport 2F

    A special assistance counter is located in the 2nd floor departure lobby at counter 1 for ANA Japan domestic flights. This can be found between departure gates B and C.
  • Chubu International Airport 3F

    A special assistance counter is located in the 3rd floor departure lobby at counter K2 for ANA Japan domestic flights.
  • Itami Airport 1F

    A special assistance counter is located in the South Terminal on the 1st floor check-in lobby at counter 1 for ANA Japan domestic flights.
  • Fukuoka Airport 1F

    A special assistance counter is located on the 1st floor (departures/arrivals floor) at counter 1 for ANA Japan domestic flights.
  • Naha Airport 3F

    A special assistance counter is located on the 3rd floor (check-in floor) at counter 5 for ANA Japan domestic flights.

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