We are (finally!) about to bite the bullet on our first trip to Japan. Any tips on excess luggage fees? I’m trying to decide between JAL vs ANA - both have similar prices for similar dates, but I’m not sure if there’s a catch lurking in the baggage fees.
We only need to take one snowboard bag. We are fine overall for number of items and weight, but the snowboard bag is going to exceed the 290cm total length rule. Both airline websites seem to say it’s Y20,000 extra for that one bag. Am I reading that correctly? I recall reading horror stories about Japanese airlines and excess baggage charges.
We have flown to Tokyo with ANA - 2 adults 1 child, 2 snowboard bags at 23kgs each, 2 suitcases at 20kgs each no problem either way (I did see them getting measured and while both would have been over the required dimensions they did not say anything - they only seemed to be checking length not width or height).