Handling of Baggage equipped with lithium or lithium ion batteries
(Smart Baggage)

Thank you for flying with Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines will change handling policy of baggage equipped with lithium or lithium ion batteries commonly known as Smart Baggage*1 in correspondence with instruction of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as the following.

Effective date

January 15.2018

Applicable Flight

All JAL Group flights (Domestic and International)

  • *Code-share flights operated other airlines follow operating carriers’ rule

Applicable device

  • *1Smart Baggage

Baggage equipped with lithium or lithium ion batteries (including power banks) which may include features such as:

  • Lithium ion battery (including power bank) that allows charging of other electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops.
  • GPS tracking devices.
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi capability.

Handling policy

The Smart Baggage with Non-removable batteries will not be accepted as carry-on or checked baggage.

Refer to “Restricted items” below for more detail.

Restricted items (Domestic) Restricted items (International)

Thank your understanding and cooperation for safety operation.

January 12.2018
Japan Airlines

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