Baggage problem (damaged or lost baggage)

Baggage checked with us will be carefully handled until it arrives at your destination.
However, a delayed or damaged bag may occur in some circumstances such as inclement weather or airport conditions.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you in such cases, and will make every effort to fix the problems as quickly as possible.

Damaged baggage

If you traveled on a codeshare flight operated by other airlines

For codeshare flights operated by other airlines, please inquire with the operating airline.

If you traveled on JAL flight (including codeshare flight operated by JAL Group)

In the event that baggage arrives damaged, we will take appropriate action in accordance with JAL's International Conditions of Carriage. Provided that none of the disclaimers below apply, please contact the airport of arrival within 7 days of baggage receipt.

*We are unable to accept claims 8 or more days after receiving your baggage.

Disclaimer and compensation

Disclaimer

JAL makes every effort to ensure the safe transport of our passengers' baggage. However, JAL accepts no liability for any damages arising from natural defects or qualities inherent to the product in the case of fragile items such as musical instruments, sports gear (golf clubs, surfboards, windsurfing gear, diving gear, bicycles, etc.), pottery, glass products and alcohol. We thank you for your understanding.

Please note that JAL accepts no liability for damage caused by security inspections carried out by America's TSA (Transport Security Administration) or other national authority. This includes damage to baggage caused by the baggage being too heavy or too large, damage attributable to deterioration or other defects inherent to the baggage, the loss of protruding accessories such as casters, straps, hooks, and nametags, and minor damage (scuffs, cuts, dents and dirt).

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Compensation

Damage that is covered for compensation will as a general principle be handled on a repair basis. However, depending on the degree of damage and length of time involved, we reserve the right to implement remedies other than repair. Please be aware that compensation cannot be provided in every instance. (Including the case that one or more of the above disclaimers apply)

Lost baggage

If you cannot find your baggage upon arrival at your destination, please contact our staff as soon as possible.
We will help you to search the baggage and perform the necessary procedures.

If you traveled on a codeshare flight operated by other airlines

For codeshare flights operated by other airlines, please inquire with the operating airline.

If you traveled on JAL flight (including codeshare flight operated by JAL Group)

Please contact our staff at your airport of arrival.

Airport contacts

If your baggage is found
We will inform you regarding the return of your baggage. Once the baggage arrives at the airport, we will arrange the customs clearance for you and deliver to your address.
If your baggage goes missing (no baggage information)
The following describes the procedure for searching for missing baggage as well as necessary procedures if baggage is not found. You will be updated every day on the status of your missing baggage, starting the day after you submit a request. If your baggage is not found after about one month, JAL will assist you in claiming compensation.

Compensation and baggage tracing service

Compensation

If our baggage search does not find your missing baggage within approximately 30 to 45 days following your arrival, JAL will provide compensation in accordance with JAL's International Conditions of Carriage. The baggage search period can be extended to up to 100 days upon request. JAL's specialized support staff can provide more details about things such as compensation methods and amounts.

International Conditions of Carriage

Baggage tracer

You may use the following baggage tracer to check the status of your baggage if you did not pick up checked baggage at their arriving .

Baggage tracer

Baggage left behind

Checked baggage must be picked up upon arrival by the passenger who checked the baggage, and must be taken through customs.
If you have forgotten to pick up a piece of luggage, please immediately contact your airport of arrival.

If you traveled on a codeshare flight operated by other airlines

For codeshare flights operated by other airlines, please inquire with the operating airline.

If you traveled on JAL flight (including codeshare flight operated by JAL Group)

Please contact our staff at your airport of arrival.

Airport contacts

If you need to pass baggage through customs in person
Please contact and return to the airport of arrival with your passport.
A staff member will show you through customs.
If you desire customs clearance to be performed on your behalf
This process may require several days. Please download, print and complete the "Baggage Clearance Request Form" indicated below, then send them to us together with a photocopy of your passport details.
  1. Passport copy (the pages containing your photograph and entry stamp)

    Unclear copies may not be accepted.

  2. Please submit only original copies of the Baggage Clearance Request Form as we are unable to accept photocopies.

    After your baggage has passed through customs, we will send it to you by payment-on-delivery.

Baggage Clearance Request Form (PDF Approx. 316KB)

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If you have taken the wrong baggage

If you traveled on a codeshare flight operated by other airlines

For codeshare flights operated by other airlines, please inquire with the operating airline.

If you traveled on JAL flight (including codeshare flight operated by JAL Group)

Please return immediately to your airport of arrival and inform a staff member.

Lost property in aircraft or lounge

Lost property that is discovered in an aircraft cabin will be kept at the airport of arrival. If you believe you have lost any property, please contact your airport of arrival.
Items discovered in airport facilities other than a cabin may be kept at the airport building in question, or at a police station.
Please inquire using the relevant contact details. If your property is found, we will send it to the address that you specify by payment-on-delivery.

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