taking snowboard to japan with JAL

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so, heading to japan from sydney next season with JAL and taking a suitcase and board by itself in board bag. Has anyone had to pay charges flying from sydney? or will they just let u on.
Also for a qantas domestic flight to sydney has anyone experienced taking a board on those flights for free as i believe it may count as one piece, thus needed to buy extra baggage passes. Thanks!!
 

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so, heading to japan from sydney next season with JAL and taking a suitcase and board by itself in board bag. Has anyone had to pay charges flying from sydney? or will they just let u on.
Also for a qantas domestic flight to sydney has anyone experienced taking a board on those flights for free as i believe it may count as one piece, thus needed to buy extra baggage passes. Thanks!!

Definitely contact JAL with this question.

Domestically, I have never had any issues with Qantas with skigear... just tick the right box for check in of sports (ski) gear.
 

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Definitely contact JAL with this question.

Domestically, I have never had any issues with Qantas with skigear... just tick the right box for check in of sports (ski) gear.
Except if your allowance is one piece, and you have a suitcase and a board bag it’ll likely be considered two pieces, even if you’re under the weight limit for one - I’d call them and check. Especially as a pre-purchase of extra baggage is usually much cheaper than being hit with it at the airport.
 

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Except if your allowance is one piece, and you have a suitcase and a board bag it’ll likely be considered two pieces, even if you’re under the weight limit for one - I’d call them and check. Especially as a pre-purchase of extra baggage is usually much cheaper than being hit with it at the airport.
I thought piece limit only applies in North America. Happy to be corrected for Oz domestic allowance, but fairly confident weight limit applies.
 

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I thought piece limit only applies in North America. Happy to be corrected for Oz domestic allowance, but fairly confident weight limit applies.

Both qantas and virgin are now number of pieces with max weight limits too. Super annoying if you like to travel with say 2 x smaller 10kg bags rather than 1 larger 20kg bag.
 

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Have taken JAL from either Melbourne via Sydney to Tokyo or direct to Tokyo for last five years. No problem with <15kg checked backpack and <8kg checked board bag (total <23kg)
 

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Yup I have also done melbourne to sydney to narita with backpack and board bag the last two years and had no issues. I remember the JAL website picture being very hard to understand and stressing me out the first time I went!
 

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Domestic in Australia is worse than international IMO.

QF wanted to sting me for a 22kg board bag.
Was my only bag besides carry-on
 

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Except if your allowance is one piece, and you have a suitcase and a board bag it’ll likely be considered two pieces, even if you’re under the weight limit for one - I’d call them and check. Especially as a pre-purchase of extra baggage is usually much cheaper than being hit with it at the airport.
This!

If the QF flight is part of an international leg it will be fine. If not the extra bag will cost $
 

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Limit is that each piece needs to 203cm = height, width, thickness. e.g. 160cm x 35cm x 10cm takes you over, theoretically.
Theoretically being the key word here.
Over about six trips on JAL I've had them measure it several times at Narita, and I know that my 165cm board bag is slightly over, but they've never said anything about it. On the last few trips, they haven't even bothered measuring it. It's never been measured on the Australian side
 

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Theoretically being the key word here.
Over about six trips on JAL I've had them measure it several times at Narita, and I know that my 165cm board bag is slightly over, but they've never said anything about it. On the last few trips, they haven't even bothered measuring it. It's never been measured on the Australian side

Longer skis may be more problematic than boards
 

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I take a 175 cm roller double ski bag that usually comes in at just under the 23 kgs. In the four trips we've done with JAL we've never had a problem either end. Might add the 175 cm bag fits my 184 cm skis.
Have I just jinxed myself for 2020?
 

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QF now have sporting goods policy which is 277cm measurement, Just went to NZ with roller bag 22kgs no issue
 

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Been going JAL or ANA last 4 trips never an issue.
Last 2 no board bag though
 
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