Use of electronic devices on board

Learn about the use of electronic devices on board.


  • JAL Group altered the restriction of use of electronic devices on board as follows on March 1, 2021. This change is based on the ministerial notification regarding the related Civil Aeronautics Law.
    Please set electronic devices to the mode which does not emit electronic signals or turn them off when cabin crew request to do so after all doors are closed. Those who break the law may be subject to fine of up to JPY500,000. (Civil Aeronautics Law, Enforcement, Article 164-16)

A: Devices that emit radio waves when activated.
Use of the following electronic devices is prohibited from when the door is closed at departure until the aircraft completes landing. (Devices with an output of 100 milliwatts or less are exempt.)
  • Mobile phones (including Smart phones)
  • Transceivers
  • Radio-controlled toys
  • Wireless microphones
  • IC tags (battery operated only) *
  • Personal computers (PC)
  • Personal digital assistants
  • Electronic game machines
  • Mobile routers etc.

However, Wireless headphones/earphones and devices which may communicate wirelessly with other devices (such as Bluetooth®, etc.) can be used.

Please set electronic devices into airplane mode or turn off power after door closed.
It is prohibited to access wireless LAN out of airplane. Our cabin crew will notify you about the use of electronic devices after landing.

B: All of the above-mentioned devices with airplane mode that do not emit radio waves when activated can be used during flight.