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JAL airlines ski carriage policy

 Poster: A snowHead
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@Suzi snowflake, your welcome, having lugged our skis through Tokyo underground and main stations at least twice it was a joy to to cart them around on the last couple of legs.

You'll enjoy JR rail, we have done a fair bit on them, just remover to get seat reservations for your trains, to go with the rail pass, stand in the right spot on the platform ( in the queue), waive at the cleaning team as they leave the train and don't use a mobile phone in the carriage. You might find the Man in Seat 61 useful for rail planning.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
@Suzi snowflake, Jal refers to BA luggage - print out and take along, and ague that are the rules JAL writes on their homepage - you should be ok.

For 2 persons:

Put 2 skies in on bag - worked ok for us last year. (hiring ski in JP is not cheap!!!!!)
1 big suitcase for skiboots+helmets + skistuff for fill.
1 big suitcase for the other staff needed at skiing place.

Send this from airport in JP to your hotel on Hokkaido (black kat / Yamato -Takyu-bin) (don't take them to Osaka/Kyoto!!!!!!!!)
To be organized at the JP airport on arrivel!!! (You can specify the arrival day of you stuff so that your hotel not gets problems with storing for long time)

2 x cabin bag for your trip to Osaka/Kyoto.

Hire a car for Hokkaido (Chitose) 4 wheel drive !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To get around. (Not shure Rail pas is good for you on Hokkaido)

We stayed for one month in JP, flight with Finnair. (on the way home one more bag + 15 kg overload but no extra charge).

If you take walking boots - remember soft rubber soles (not slippery on ice) - and wear the boots on the flight.

If I got something wrong about your trip - sorry. Puzzled

PS.: Like others wrote - Japan is a country where you travel without luagage - instead it is send seperatly.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@Suzi snowflake, what was the outcome of your JAL flight to Sapporo. re: skis as checked luggage? I am nearly on the same boat! Well, not really a boat and not really me...but my mate is flying JAL from Madrid and intended to take his skis. he s not sure to understand the rules.
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