Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines, also known as Nikkō, is the flag carrier airline for Japan and one of the largest airlines in the country. They welcome pets to travel as cargo through their subsidiary company, JAL Cargo. Visit Website

Or call (800) 525-3663 for more information. You can use BringFido to find a pet friendly place to stay at your destination.

Pets in the Cabin

Unfortunately, pets are not permitted to travel in the cabin with their owners.

Pets in Cargo

Animals are permitted to travel on domestic and international flights as cargo if they meet the necessary requirements. You can contact the Cargo Department directly at (800) 525-3663 to arrange Fido's transport.

Carrier Guidelines

For pets traveling as cargo, carriers must be large enough for the animal to stand up, lie down, and turn around. They must be constructed of durable plastic, fiberglass, wood or material of similar strength, and be leak proof. Carriers must have proper ventilation, be lockable, and escape-proof.

Other Restrictions

Japan Air does not accept the following 21 dog breeds: Affenpinscher, Bordeaux Mastiff Boston terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffon, Bull terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chin, Chow chow

Italian Corso dog King Charles Spaniel, Lhasa Apso, Mastiff, Pekingese, Perro de Presa Canario, Pit Bull Terrier, Pug, Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and Tibetan Prayer Dog. Additionally, Bulldogs and French Bulldogs are not accepted in the cargo hold. The following breeds must always be transported in sturdy metal carriers: Boxer, Doberman, Great Dane, Japanese Akita, Japanese Kishu, Japanese Tosa, Shepherd, and St. Bernard. Emotional support dogs are welcome on flights departing from and arriving in the U.S. and Canada if the conditions are met. Contact them 48hrs before your flight departs and fill out the form available on their website.


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