Checked Baggage

Guidelines for Checking Items onto ANA Flights

Here, you will find the number, weight and size limits—plus excess baggage fees—for checked baggage on ANA flights.

  • Excess baggage fees will apply when checking in most baggage that exceeds the free baggage allowance. See Excess Baggage Fees.
  • Some items may not be subject to these limits. See Checking Bulky, Oversized and Fragile Items.

Checked Baggage Allowances

Guidelines for Number, Weight and Size of Checked Bags

This chart outlines the baggage rules for most ANA international flights.

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Weight Limit
Boarding Class Weight Limit
First Class 70 lbs./32 kg per piece
Business Class 70 lbs./32 kg per piece
Premium Economy and Economy Class 50 lbs./23 kg per piece
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Size Limit
Class Size Limit
First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class The total linear dimensions (length + width + height) of the item cannot be more than 62 inches (158cm), including wheels and handle.
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Number of Pieces
Class Number of Bags
First Class 3
Business Class 2
Premium Economy and Economy Class 2

Notes

  • The total linear dimensions (length + width + height) of the item cannot be more than 62 inches (158 cm), including wheels and handle.
  • Bags must be checked in at the check-in counter in the departure lobby or at a self-service machine.
  • If your itinerary includes a flight by another airline, that airline’s baggage rules may also apply. This includes codeshare flights—the joint operation of an aircraft by two or more carriers. Find out more about baggage on codeshare flights.
  • When traveling in Premium Economy on Japan domestic sectors, the free baggage allowance for First Class will apply.
    • When traveling in Economy Class, the allowance for Premium Economy and Economy Class will apply.

How to Increase Baggage Allowances

Some ANA Mileage Club members enjoy additional free checked bags and fewer weight restrictions. For details, please see Premium Member Benefits.

ANA Mileage Club members may use miles to increase the number of bags. For details, please see Additional Baggage Allowance.

Not a member yet? Join the ANA Mileage Club

Bags for Young Children

If you’re traveling with a child younger than 2 who does not occupy their own seat, one additional piece of baggage can be checked in on top of your allowance. The size and weight of the additional piece should conform to normal bag rules; otherwise excess baggage fees may be incurred.

Baggage guidelines for children occupying their own seat are the same as for adult passengers.

Find out about carrying on strollers, see Carry-On Items

Find out about checking in strollers and other details about traveling with children.

Self-Service Baggage Drop Machines

Self-service machines are available at some airports. Passengers who have checked in and have a boarding pass can go directly to a self-service machine to check in their bags.

However, these customers should proceed to an ANA check-in counter for international flights:

  • Those requiring boarding assistance
  • Those required to pay excess baggage fees
  • Those checking in dangerous, fragile, and non-standard baggage. Additionally, golf bags, skis or snowboards, surfboards, pets, strollers, umbrellas or tripods cannot be checked in at a self-service kiosk.

Depending on reservation and ticket details, some passengers may not be able to use this service. Consult ANA ground staff for details.

If you have printed a baggage tag on a self-service check-in machine, attach the tag to your bag, then check it in using the self-service baggage drop machine. (These guidelines may differ by airport.)

On top of items not permitted in checked baggage (see Restricted and Banned Items) fragile items and baggage of non-standard shape cannot be checked in using self-service machines.

For Passengers Using Wheelchairs

Since cabin storage space is limited, we ask that you check your wheelchair at the check-in counter and use ANA's wheelchair service. We will provide an attendant to assist you in moving to your seat, and our aircrafts are equipped with a cabin wheelchair for your convenience on board.

  • Please let us know if you prefer to use your own wheelchair to/from the aircraft.
  • We can accept one manually operated, foldable wheelchair per flight for all international routes.
  • For details such as size and flight eligibility, please check with ANA airport staff. Please note that in some cases, due to limited storage space, we may not be able to accommodate storage of a wheelchair.
  • For more information, please see Travelers with Disabilities.
Electric Wheelchairs

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 120 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 see Restricted and Banned Items for details about lithium ion batteries.

More Checked Baggages Notes

  • Shut down any electronic devices before you place them in checked baggage.
  • Baggage is handled with considerable care, but if it happens to be damaged due to an inherent defect or property, ANA will not be liable. See Damaged, Lost and Left-Behind Items for more.
  • The checked bags of passengers arriving in or departing from the United States may be opened for inspection.

Excess Baggage Fees

Excess baggage fees will apply to items that do not meet Checked Baggage Guidelines.

  • If more than one limit is exceeded, the sum of all fees applies.
  • Applicable currency and fees may vary depending on where the baggage is checked in.

The currency and fee applied vary depending on the itinerary, the sector on which baggage is checked in, as well as the airport at which the payment is made.

Currency details:

  • When paying in the US: The USD amount applies.
  • When paying in Canada: The CAD amount applies.
  • When paying in Japan: The JPY amount applies.
  • When paying in Germany, France, Belgium, Austria and Russia: The EUR amount applies.
  • When paying in the UK: The EUR amount applies, converted to GBP
  • When paying anywhere else: The USD amount applies, converted to the currency of the country of departure.

Fees differ depending on the route.

  • Area 1: North America, South and Central America, Hawaii
  • Area 2: Europe, Africa, Middle East
  • Area 3: Asia (including Japan), Oceania

Fees incurred when the allowed number of items is exceeded (per piece)

Flight Type Fee Items to note
Flights that cross from one of the above areas to another; e.g., between the US and Japan.
  • USD 200
  • CAD 200
  • JPY 20,000
  • EUR 150
  • Fees are charged in the currency of the departure country.
Flights within any of the areas, e.g., between Chicago and Honolulu.
  • JPY 10,000
  • USD 100
  • CAD 100
  • EUR 75
  • Consumption tax may apply.
  • Different fees may apply to itineraries that are subject to U.S. laws.
Flights within Japan
  • JPY 5,000
  • Consumption tax may apply.
  • Different fees may apply to itineraries that are subject to U.S. laws.

Fees incurred when weight or size limits are exceeded (per piece)

Flight Type Fee for items weighing less than 32 kg Fee for overweight 32 kg to 45 kg Oversize:
More than 158 cm to 292 cm
Items to note
Flights that cross from one of the above areas to another, e.g., between the US and Japan.
  • USD 60
  • CAD 60
  • JPY 6,000
  • EUR 45
  • JPY 20,000
  • USD 200
  • CAD 200
  • EUR 150
  • JPY 20,000
  • USD 200
  • CAD 200
  • EUR 150
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Flights within any of the areas, e.g., between Chicago and Honolulu.
  • USD 60
  • CAD 60
  • JPY 6,000
  • EUR 45
  • USD 200
  • CAD 200
  • JPY 20,000
  • EUR 150
  • USD 200
  • CAD 200
  • JPY 20,000
  • EUR 150
  • Consumption tax may apply
  • Different fees may apply to itineraries that are subject to U.S. or Canadian laws.
Flights within Japan
  • JPY 1,000
  • JPY 5,000
  • JPY 5,000
  • Consumption tax may apply

Notes:

  • Items that exceed 292 cm or weigh over 45 kg are not accepted as checked baggage.
  • Depending on the route or aircraft type, baggage may not be accepted for check-in even if its total linear dimensions fall below 292 cm due to limited cargo space. See Checking Bulky & Oversize items below.

Prepaying Excess Baggage Fees

To save time at the airport, you can pay excess baggage fees for one bag during the booking process, but only for international flights with these conditions:

  • Flight tickets must have a ticket number starting with 205
  • The itinerary must not include US or Canadian cities

You cannot prepay baggage fees if your booking:

  • Includes codeshare flights—the joint operation of an aircraft by two or more carriers—or flights operated by another airline
  • Is for travel within Japan
  • Is on a separately printed flight ticket

Checking in Bulky, Oversized and Fragile Items

Oversize Baggage

Bags with total linear dimensions (length + width + height, including wheels and handle) that exceed 80 inches (203 cm) but are less than 115 inches (292 cm) can be checked in provided they can be loaded in the cargo compartment of the aircraft used.

Maximum Baggage Length by Aircraft Type
Aircraft Types Maximum Baggage Length
789 (Boeing 787-9) 98 inches (250 cm)
788 (Boeing 787-8) 98 inches (250 cm)
320 (Airbus A320) 102 inches (260 cm)
DH8 (Bombardier DHC8-Q400) 70 inches (180 cm)
CR7 (Bombardier CRJ700) 98 inches (250 cm)*
DH2 (Bombardier DHC8-Q200) 63 inches (160 cm)
  • *Height cannot exceed 25.5 inches (65 cm); width can’t exceed 41.3 inches (105 cm) or less.

Notes:

  • Please Contact ANA by phone as early as possible to check if your bulky baggage can be checked in.
  • In the event that it is impossible to confirm if an item can be transported by airplane before the departure time, the request for transport may be rejected.

High-Value Items

Expensive items, such as cash, jewelry, securities, artwork, antiques and other valuables can be checked as long as they meet size and weight requirements. Please do not check in highly valuable items, as ANA cannot be responsible for damage to or loss of such items.

When traveling on US flights, the DOT rule, Guidance on Airline Baggage Liability and Responsibilities of Codeshare Partners Involving International Itineraries (PDF) , applies.

Fragile Items

Fragile items such as clocks, cameras, personal computers, bottles, and glass products can be checked as long as they meet size and weight requirements.

Considerable care is taken with the handling of baggage, but if fragile items, such as ceramics, glass products, or alcohol, are damaged due to an inherent defect or property, ANA will not be liable. Please do not check in highly fragile items, as ANA cannot be responsible for damage to or loss of such items.

When traveling on US flights, the DOT rule, Guidance on Airline Baggage Liability and Responsibilities of Codeshare Partners Involving International Itineraries applies.

Electronic Devices

Electronic devices (personal computers, cameras, etc.) can be checked in as long as they meet size and weight requirements. Shut down any electronic devices before you place them in checked baggage.

Musical Instruments

Musical instruments, such as guitars and violins, can be checked in as part of your baggage allowance as long as they meet size and weight requirements.

Oversized items whose dimensions are more than 203 cm (80 in.) but not larger than 292 cm (115 in.) can be checked in, but are subject to excess baggage fees.

  • These can be checked in as long as they can be loaded into the aircraft’s cargo compartment. Please contact ANA as early as possible to determine if your instrument can be checked.
  • If it is impossible to confirm if an item can be transported before the departure time, the request may be rejected.
  • Items that exceed 292 cm (115 in.) or whose weight exceeds 45 kg (99 lbs.) cannot be checked in. You should contact a cargo carrier.

Bicycles & Other Sporting Equipment

Bicycles and other sporting equipment (surfboards, golf bags, diving equipment, etc.) can be checked in as part of your baggage allowance,

Items whose total linear dimensions (length + width + height) are 203 cm (80 in.) or less can be checked as part of the baggage allowance.

Items whose dimensions exceed 80 inches (203 cm) but are less than 115 inches (292 cm) can be checked in, but are subject to excess baggage fees.

Items that exceed 115 inches (292 cm) or whose weight exceeds 99 lbs. (45 kg) cannot be checked in. You should contact a cargo carrier.

  • It may not be possible check in large pieces of sporting equipment for some aircraft types due to limited loading space. Please see Restrictions by Aircraft Type above.
  • Please contact ANA as early as possible to determine if your equipment can be checked. If it is impossible to confirm before the departure time if an item can be transported, the request may be rejected.
  • If a bicycle is not packaged or protected, or the packaging is not suitable or adequate, ANA cannot be responsible for damage.
  • Except for electric bicycles, electric vehicles cannot be carried on board or checked in.
    Please note that there are certain conditions for the transportation of electric bicycles. Please refer to "General electronic devices with or without a built-in lithium battery" beforehand.