Narita airport domestic-to-international question
June 15, 2014 8:12 AM Subscribe
I'm going to Fukuoka in September. On the way back to USA, I'm looking at just a little more than 1 hour to make a transfer from the domestic Jetstar flight (Fukuoka-Tokyo) to the international JAL flight (Tokyo-Boston). Is that enough time to make the switch? Uncertain what Narita's airport structure and procedure are. Hand-carry luggage only. The 2 bookings are separate. Thanks.
The Jetstar flight from Fukuoka will arrive in Narita at 10:05am; the JAL flight from Narita will leave at 11:20am. I'm wondering if I'll be able to stay inside the terminal(s) and make the transfer without passport control and such, in which case an hour and 15 minutes seems fine. Or if I have to go through immigration in Narita, in which case it feels tight. I won't be checking in luggage so that isn't an issue. Due to conference-related issues, the bookings are not connected. Should I go for this itinerary? Or instead I could fly from Fukuoka to Tokyo the night before, stay overnight somewhere near Narita, and be at the airport safely the next morning.