Flying to Bangkok with a change of airport in Tokyo (Narita to Haneda). Does my check-in baggage go to the final destination or do I have to recheck them in again? It's booked as one ticket flying from JFK.

  • Ask your airline, they'll give you the real answer. Mar 17, 2016 at 13:26

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I'm not aware of any cases where luggage can be through-checked between different airports, anywhere in the world. When changing between airports like this, you have to take your bags with you. (eg this BA page on London Heathrow to Gatwick or City connections clearly explains you have to collect and move your own bags)

So, on arrival at your first airport in Japan, collect your bags, and clear customs with you. Take the bags with you as your cross Tokyo. Then, check the bags in at the other airport. See this existing question we have on how to get yourself between the two Tokyo airports

It's possible that your bags may be tagged to the final destination, which saves time at re-checking and would help if they missed the flight and had to be re-routed, but you'll need to collect them and take them with you between the two airports if all goes to plan.


I once flew from Bratislava to Miami with British Airways and I had a layover in London where I had to change the Airport (Gatwick to Heathrow) and my checked baggage was transported from British Airways so make sure you check with your airline!

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    That's not what the BA website says will happen (click Connecting between London Heathrow, London Gatwick to see) - it says If you're connecting between Heathrow and Gatwick, your baggage will not be automatically forwarded so please ensure you collect all your bags before leaving Heathrow airport.
    – Gagravarr
    Mar 16, 2016 at 19:39
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    @Gagravarr Having done more than my fair share of cross airport transfers at LON, it is not what happens. The bags are delivered and the passenger transports them herself.
    – Calchas
    Mar 16, 2016 at 21:06

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