Connection Information

Learn about connecting from a domestic flight to another domestic flight or from a domestic flight to an international flight is explained.
The minimum connection time differs by the connecting airport and airline,please allow enough time to transit. Please refer to the following requirements.
Please be advised, however, that meeting the required minimum connecting time (hereinafter "MCT") will not necessarily guarantee the connection under the exceptional circumstances such as delays or disruption of flights.

Notice

Notice regarding Traffic Restrictions when Foreign Head of States visit Japan between October 19-October 26

On 21 Oct 2019 and 24 Oct 2019, due to operations of government aircraft from each country, fight connection at Haneda and Narita will take longer for one or two hours than usual. Extra hours for your connection would be recommended.

Domestic flights ⇔ Domestic flights

Connections at the same airport

You will be able to check in for all your same-day connecting JAL group domestic flights at the departure airport for the first leg of your journey. There is no need to check in again at your connecting airports.
Please present the certification code which contains final destination information or the documents issued by airline / travel agency etc. which your reservation could be confirmed.

  • *Through check-in between codeshare flight and JAL Group flight is not available.Baggage can be through checked from the departure airport to the destination.
Tokyo (Haneda) Tokyo (Narita) Okinawa (Naha) Others
Connection Between
JAL Group flights
At least 25 minutes At least 20 minutes At least 30 minutes At least 20 minutes
Connection to/from
non-JAL Group flights
At least 50 minutes At least 50 minutes At least 30 minutes At least 30 minutes

Transfer between airports

Tokyo
(Haneda ⇔ Narita)
Osaka
(Itami ⇔ Kansai)
Sapporo
(New Chitose ⇔ Okadama)
Connection Between
JAL Group flights
At least 3 hours At least 2 hours 55 minutes At least 2 hours 30 minutes
Connection to/from
non-JAL Group flights

JAL Group flights : JAL/JTA/JAC/RAC (Not applicable to codeshare flights.)
Non-JAL Group flights : FDA, ANA, AMX ,ORC and Solaseed Air

  • *There are no set connecting times for other airlines as JAL only has an Interline Traffic Agreement with those mentioned above.
    Please plan accordingly so that you have enough time to connect to your next flight, and can pass through security by the time designated by the airline of your connecting flight.
    If you have any queries, please contact the airline of your connecting flight.

Domestic flights ⇔ International flights

If you have a domestic-international transfer operated by the JAL group on the same day, you are able to check-in your international flight at your departing domestic airport.
Please make sure to check-in at the domestic counter at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure with your e-ticket number or reservation number.
If you check-in at the domestic counter, you may proceed to the international departing gate directly at the connecting airport.

Connections at the same airport

Tokyo
(Haneda)
Tokyo
(Narita)
Osaka
(Kansai)
Nagoya
(Chubu)
JAL Group domestic flight
→ JAL Group international flight
At least 1 hour * At least 1 hour At least 1 hour At least 1 hour
JAL Group domestic flight
→ Other airline’s international flight
At least 2 hours At least 1 hour and 50 minutes At least 1 hour and 20 minutes At least 1 hour and 10 minutes
JAL Group international flight
→ JAL Group domestic flight
At least 1 hour and 10 minutes At least 1 hour and 20 minutes At least 1 hour and 15 minutes At least 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • *As for JTA (NU) flights, this is applicable only for Okinawa/Naha route, and at least 70 mins for other route.

Transfer between airports

Tokyo (Haneda ⇔ Narita) Osaka (Itami ⇔ Kansai)
JAL Group domestic flight
→ JAL Group international flight
At least 3 hours At least 3 hours 35 minutes
JAL Group domestic flight
→ Other airline’s international flight
At least 3 hours 30 minutes At least 3 hours 35 minutes
  • *For the connections from other airports or the international flights operated by other carriers, the minimum connection time differs by the connecting airport and airline. For details, please contact JAL.
  • JAL International Reservation Desk
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