Items Which Are Not Permitted to Be Checked In or Carried on Board (International Flights)

There are items such as sprays which are not permitted to be checked in or carried on board international flights.

  • If a codeshare flight or flight operated by another airline is included in the itinerary, the baggage rules of the other airline may apply.
  • When traveling on Japanese domestic sectors using a ticket for which the International Conditions of Carriage apply, the baggage rules for international flights will apply.
  • Please be advised that in the event that it is impossible to confirm whether or not an item can be transported by airplane before the departure time, the request for transport may be rejected.
  • Some countries/regions may restrict other items in addition to those below from being carried on board and checked in.

Items Which Are Not Permitted to Be Checked In or Carried on Board

Please note that it is prohibited by law to check in or carry on dangerous goods on board. (Depending on the laws and regulations of the relevant country, violation may be subject to legal penalties or fines.)
Please discard of any dangerous goods you are carrying with you in the box for abandoned property which is placed in front of the security checkpoint.
Explosives (fireworks, firecrackers, unexploded bombs, etc.), ignitable/flammable substances (including a large amount of matches or lighter fuel*1, camping or household stoves, alcoholic beverages exceeding 70 % alcohol content*2), compressed gas (including gas cartridges for gas cartridge stoves, oxygen spray for sports, dust removal spray), toxic substances (including insecticides), corrosive substances*3, radioactive substances, strongly magnetic materials, oxidizing substances*3, harmful or stimulating items, and any other items that may endanger, damage, or cause inconvenience to the aircraft, the people or property on board.

Lithium-ion batteries

Electric stand-on vehicles

Fireworks and Firecrackers

Lighters and Matches

Gas Cartridges for Camping

Bleach

Insecticides and Pesticides

Sport Oxygen Canisters, etc.

Liquid Batteries

Smart Baggage

  1. *1Individual passengers may only carry a small amount of small safety matches (for cigarettes) or one lighter* on the person.
    • Lighters with oil tanks not containing absorbent material (excluding liquid gas), cigar lighters, pre-mixed burner lighters (turbo lighters, jet lighters, lighters producing a blue flame etc.), pistol-shaped lighters, torch lighters and lighter fuel/refills cannot be checked in with baggage or carried on board. Please make sure not to leave your lighter, etc., in the cabin.
  2. *2Up to five liters per person of alcoholic beverages with an alcoholic content exceeding 24% but no more than 70% are permitted to be checked in or carried on board.
    It is prohibited to carry any alcohol on board aircraft departing from China (excluding Hong Kong) by direction of the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
  3. *3Bleach which is considered a corrosive material or oxidizing substance is not permitted to be checked in or carried on board.

Prohibition on Carrying Matches and Lighters on Board

Carrying matches and lighters on board aircraft is completely prohibited on all flights departing from China (excluding Hong Kong), India, the Philippines, or Myanmar.
Please note that placing these items in checked baggage is also prohibited.
Please be aware before leaving Japan, etc., that you will need to discard of any such items at the security checkpoint upon departure from respective countries.

Passengers Flying on U.S. Routes

In accordance with directions from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, the check in and carry on of printer/toner cartridges exceeding 500 g and CO2 cartridges is prohibited for all flights to and from the United States.

Typical Examples of Dangerous Goods

Lighters Permitted for Carry-on

  • Items carried on the person used for smoking.
    Individual passengers may only carry one small cigarette lighter or a small box of safety matches on their person.
Gas Lighters

Disposable lighters (100 yen lighters)

Injection-type lighters

Oil Lighters

Oil lighters with absorbent cotton

Lighters Not Permitted for Check-in or Carry-on

  • Lighters containing oil tanks, cigar lighters and pre-mixed burner lighters (turbo lighters, jet lighters, lighters producing a blue flame, etc.) are not permitted to be checked in or carried on board.
  • Lighter fuel (gas/oil) is not permitted to be checked in or carried on board.
  • Lithium battery-powered lighters that do not have a function to prevent accidental activation are not permitted to be checked in or carried on board.
  • Handling of Lithium Battery-powered Lighters
  • Only the following lithium batteries may be carried on board: Lithium-metal batteries with a lithium content of 2 g or less, and lithium-ion batteries with a watt-hour rating of 100 Wh or less.
  • Please do not charge such lighters inside the aircraft.
  • Take the necessary measures to prevent accidental activation of the heat producing component.
  • Wrap spare batteries individually to prevent short-circuiting.
Gas Lighters

Cigar lighters

  • Lighter type that produces a strong blue flame, used for cigars
Oil Lighters

Oil tank type lighters without absorbent cotton

Oil-filled pocket warmers are not permitted to be checked in or carried on board, as they use flammable liquid as fuel which falls under the dangerous goods regulations.

  • Although the inner configuration of an oil-filled pocket warmer is similar to that of an oil lighter with absorbent cotton, carry-on of one lighter per person is specially permitted in the dangerous goods regulations provided that it is a lighter used for smoking.
  • If a pocket warmer has been filled with fuel even once, it is not permitted to be checked in or carried on board.

Depending on the type of aerosol, their check-in and carry-on is prohibited by law. Please see the information below for details.

Aerosols Not Permitted for Check-in or Carry-on

Aerosols classified as flammable gas used for sport or daily use

Aerosols for Daily Use

For example: lubricating oil, paint, varnish, dust-proof spray, etc.

Aerosols for Sporting Equipment

For example: maintenance spray for sporting equipment, wax for skis or snowboards, etc.

  • Up to 0.5 L/0.5 kg per container and up to 2 L/2 kg per passenger of cosmetics (hair sprays or antiperspirant sprays) or medical products (sterilization/disinfection sprays or cooling sprays) are allowed for transportation. (They are permitted to be checked in or carried on board.)

Gas Cartridges for Camping

Stoves are not permitted to be checked in or carried on board unless it is possible to check that no gas is remaining in the main body of the stove.Gas canisters and gas cartridges are not permitted to be checked in or carried on board.

Insecticides and Pesticides

Insecticides and pesticides are not permitted to be checked in or carried on board.

Fireworks and Firecrackers

Fireworks and firecrackers are not permitted to be checked in or carried on board.

Items with a non-removable lithium battery are not permitted to be checked in or carried on board.
Smart baggage with a removable lithium battery can be checked in and carried on board.
The removed lithium battery should be carried on board. If you would like to carry smart baggage on board, please confirm the size and weight restrictions for carry-on baggage.

From January 1, 2019, it will be possible to check in and carry on board lithium-metal batteries with a content of 0.3 g or less and lithium-ion batteries with a watt-hour rating of 2.7 Wh or less. (This also includes non-removable lithium batteries.)

What is smart baggage?

Smart baggage refers to baggage containing integrated batteries, which allow for the charging of electronic devices and other functions.