Codeshare Baggage Information

Baggage Handling on Codeshare and Other Airlines’ Flights

A codeshare flight refers to a flight operated with a partner airline's aircraft and crew under an ANA (NH) flight number. If a codeshare flight or one operated by another airline is included in the itinerary, the baggage rules of the other airline may apply.

Baggage Rules on Codeshare Flights

On codeshare flights, rules may be different for free baggage allowances, excess baggage charges, carry-on baggage, restricted baggage, and so on. The free baggage allowance written on the flight ticket will generally apply.

  • Depending on the regulations of the airline checking in your baggage, the free baggage allowance may differ to that shown on your flight ticket. Please check with the respective airline for details.
  • 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 air before the departure time, the request for transport may be rejected.

The decision on which airline's baggage rules will apply is made in compliance with:

IATA regulations as outlined in the IATA Baggage Resolution 302 section of this page and

U.S./Canadian law.

Star Alliance Gold Members

Please check the additional free baggage allowance available when traveling on flights operated by Star Alliance member airlines or Star Alliance Connecting Partners.

IATA Baggage Resolution 302 (partially amended from the original version)

RESOLVED that,

Unless otherwise agreed the following baggage provisions selection process should apply for interline journeys.

1) Baggage provisions are defined as free baggage allowance rules and baggage charges.

2) For the purposes of baggage provision selection, the following four-step process should apply for interline journeys:

  • Step 1:
    If the published baggage provisions among all participating carriers are the same; these provisions will apply.
  • Step 2:
    Where the one or more published baggage provisions differ between participating carriers, apply any common provisions and where provisions differ, the published baggage provisions of the Most Significant Carrier (MSC).
    (In case of codeshare flights this will be the Marketing Carrier, unless that carrier publishes a rule stipulating that it will be the Operating Carrier).
  • Step 3:
    If the MSC does not publish baggage provisions for the journey concerned, apply the published baggage provisions of the carrier accepting the baggage at check-in.
  • Step 4:
    If the carrier accepting the baggage at check-in does not publish baggage provisions for the interline journey concerned, apply the published baggage provisions of each operating airline sector-by-sector.

3) MOST SIGNIFICANT CARRIER (MSC)

  • For travel between two or more IATA areas, the carrier performing carriage on the first sector that crosses from one area to another.
  • For travel between IATA Tariff sub-areas, the carrier performing carriage on the first sector that crosses from one sub-area to another.
  • For travel within an IATA Tariff sub-area, the carrier performing carriage on the first international sector.

IATA area / IATA Tariff sub-area

IATA defines the world into 3 areas (IATA area 1/2/3), and defines the IATA area into small areas (IATA Tariff Sub-Area).

Area IATA Tariff Sub-Areas

IATA Area 1:

North America, including Hawaii, South America, etc.

North America (USA, Canada and Mexico)

Caribbean Islands

Central America

South America (Brazil, Chile, Peru etc.)

IATA Area 2

Europe/Middle East, etc.

Europe

Middle East

Africa

IATA Area 3

Japan, South Korea,

Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, India, etc.

Japan, South Korea and North Korea

Southeast Asia (China, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Guam, etc.)

South Asia (India, etc.)

South East Pacific (Australia, New Zealand etc.)

Baggage Provisions Based on U.S. and Canadian Law

If your flight ticket states that your point of departure, point of arrival, or final destination is in the U.S. (including U.S. territories) or Canada, it is decided whose baggage provisions (free baggage allowance and charges) are applied based on U.S. and Canadian Law. The baggage provisions of that airline will then apply to your flight ticket's entire itinerary.

Itineraries Containing International Flights

  • Step 1: The first airline that publishes its baggage provisions through ATPCO (Airline Tariff Publishing Company), based on your ticket itinerary.
  • Step 2:
    • If the airline selected in Step 1 applies the Most Significant Carrier (MSC) policy
      The Most Significant Carrier (MSC) in the outbound that is defined as the leg that ends with the stopover location furthest away from the point of origin.
      (For codeshare flights, the marketing carrier will be the MSC.)
    • If the airline selected in Step 1 does not apply the Most Significant Carrier (MSC) policy
      The airline selected in Step 1.
      (For codeshare flights, it will be the marketing carrier.)

Note: ANA does not apply the Most Significant Carrier policy.

Itineraries Completed Within the U.S. (Including U.S. Territories)

The first airline that publishes its baggage provisions through ATPCO (Airline Tariff Publishing Company), based on your ticket itinerary. (For codeshare flights, it will be the marketing carrier.)

Most Significant Carrier (MSC)

  • For travel between two or more IATA areas, the carrier performing carriage on the first sector that crosses from one area to another.
  • For travel between IATA Tariff sub-areas, the carrier performing carriage on the first sector that crosses from one sub-area to another.
  • For travel within an IATA Tariff sub-area, the carrier performing carriage on the first international sector.

IATA area /IATA Tariff Sub-Area

IATA defines the world into three areas (IATA area 1/2/3), and defines the IATA area into small areas (IATA Tariff Sub-Area).

Area IATA Tariff Sub-Areas

IATA Area 1:

North America, including Hawaii, South America, etc.

North America (USA, Canada and Mexico)

Caribbean Islands

Central America

South America (Brazil, Chile, Peru etc.)

IATA Area 2

Europe/Middle East, etc.

Europe

Middle East

Africa

IATA Area 3

Japan, South Korea,

Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, India, etc.

Japan, South Korea and North Korea

Southeast Asia (China, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Guam, etc.)

South Asia (India, etc.)

South East Pacific (Australia, New Zealand etc.)