The checked baggage which can be carried on the Malaysia Airlines varied according to weight or number of pieces, sector of travel and class of cabin.
With effect from 1 May 2017, the policy of baggage allowances for Malaysia Airlines underwent a change. Malaysia Airlines has made a shift to the weight-based system of baggage allowance and this holds valid even for flights to/from USA or North America. It is now possible for passengers to carry unlimited number of pieces of baggage within the permitted weight allowance. This change in policy is for all tickets, even if issued before 1 May 2017.
For domestic destinations, check-in baggage allowance is 20 kg per passenger for economy class bookings from 1 August 2018. Before this date, allowance will remain at 30 kg.
For all international destinations, the maximum baggage weight to be carried is:
|First Class||50 kg|
|Business Class||40 kg|
|Economy Class||30 kg|
Sum of dimensions of baggage shall not exceed 158 cm. Infants are allowed one baggage not exceeding 10 kgs and 115 cm in dimensions.
Additional allowance is also allowed for different level of Enrich membership card holders.
Weight Restriction is strictly followed on all Malaysia Airline flights. No single baggage is allowed to be exceeding 32 kg in weight. This is applicable even for transit baggage and musical/sporting equipment if it exceeds 32 kg. For the latter, you will have to take it through the cargo route.
Excess baggage charges
Following are the airport rates (given in USD per kg) for excess weight check-in baggage:
|From/To||Zone 1||Zone 2||Zone 3||Zone 4||Zone 5|
|Zone 1||Malaysia (Pen. Msia, Sabah & Sarawak), Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia (KNO)|
|Zone 2||Brunei, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia (Jakarta, Denpasar, Surabaya), Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan|
|Zone 3||India, China, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal|
|Zone 4||Republic of Korea, Japan and Australia|
|Zone 5||Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, United Kingdom|
Pre-Paid Excess Baggage charges
If the passengers so choose, pre-paid excess baggage charges can be paid online at the time of ticket booking or afterwards (Manage My Booking) or by calling customer service of the airline. This pre-paid baggage is available in 6 slabs of weight as given below and can be bought at least 72 hours in advance of scheduled departure time of flight.
Rates are 20% cheaper than airport rates given above.
Pre-paid baggage is allowed only for Malaysia Airlines operated flights, not the interline or codeshare flights.
|Class of Travel||No. of Pieces Allowed||Maximum Weight|
|Economy Class||1||7 kg|
|Business Class||2||14 kg|
|First Class||2||14 kg|
Further, there are dimension limits of 36 cm length, 56 cm height and 23 cm breadth, all three totalling up to 115 cm for each cabin bag.
Additional Items permitted on board include the following but the overall weight allowance limit shall not be breached:
Musical equipment: These are accepted as checked In baggage. However, in case of oversized items, the additional charges may apply.
a. Scuba Diving- Accepted as checked baggage, excess baggage charge to be levied all time.
b. Parachutes- Maximum dimensions of 3m+1m+0.8m, excess is levied excess baggage charge. These are allowed as carry-on baggage.
c. Fishing Equipment-Accepted as part of Free Baggage allowance.
d. Canoes/Kayaks- Accepted only as cargo baggage.
e. Archery-Accepted as part of Free baggage allowance.
f. Boggeyboards- Accepted as part of Free Baggage if overall dimensions do not exceed 62 inches.
g. Bowling- Accepted as part of free baggage.
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