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.

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 to/from non-JAL Group flights is not available. Baggage can be through checked from the departure airport to the destination.
    However, fragile items such as sports equipment and musical instruments, pets, bullets, swords and baggage with Excess value charges must be picked up at the connecting airport and checked at the operating carrier's counter again.
    It is expected to take more time than the estimated time below, so please allow plenty of time for use.

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  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

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  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/RAC (Not applicable to codeshare flights.)

Non-JAL Group flights : FDA, AMX, ANA, ORC, Solaseed Air and SKYMARK

  • There are no set connecting times for other airlines as JAL only has an Interline Traffic Agreement with those mentioned above.
    There are no set connecting times for ANA flight operated by Peach Aviation (APJ), too.
    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

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  Tokyo
(Haneda)
Tokyo
(Narita)
Osaka
(Kansai)
Nagoya
(Chubu)
JAL Group domestic flight
→ JAL Group international flight

At least 1 hour and 10 minutes

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 20 minutes* At least 1 hour and 20 minutes At least 1 hour and 15 minutes At least 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • From April 27, 2023 - March 23, 2024 at least 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Transfer between airports

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  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.