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.
For all destinations except North and South America, the maximum baggage weight to be carried is 50, 40 and 30 kg for First, Business and Economy class respectively with the dimensions of baggage not exceeding 158 cm.Infants are allowed one baggage not exceeding 10 kgs and 115 cm in dimensions.
For destination in North and South America, you are allowed to carry maximum of 2 pcs of luggage, each weighing 32, 32 and 23 kg for First, Business and Economy Class respectively and of dimensions 158 cm for each baggage for First and Business class of travel. However, the restriction on the dimensions of the baggage for Economy class is 269 cm for both pcs. The dimension of baggage for Infants is 115 cm with upper limit cap on weight of 10 kg.
Additional allowance is also allowed for different level of membership card holders. Platinum members are allowed 100% extra checked in baggage, Gold members 50% extra, Silver members 5 kgs extra and GRADS 10 kg extra allowance. This is valid for their respective classes of travel.
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
|Zone 1||Malaysia (Pen. Msia, Sabah & Sarawak), Singapore, Indonesia (KNO)|
|Zone 2||Malaysia (Crossing), Vietnam (SGN), Brunei, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia (CGK)|
|Zone 3||Indonesia (DPS), Vietnam (HAN), Hong Kong, India (MAA, BLR, HYD, COK), China (BKI-PVG,BKI-TPE, KMG, CAN, XMN), Sri Lanka, Philippines, Taiwan (BKI-TPE), Bangladesh|
|Zone 4||India (DEL, BOM), Nepal, Australia (DRW, PER), Maldives, Taiwan (KUL-TPE), China (KUL-PVG), Japan (BKI-NRT)|
|Zone 5||China (PEK), United Arab Emirates, Republic of Korea, Japan (KIX, KUL-NRT), Australia (BNE, SYD, ADL, MEL)|
|Zone 6||Saudi Arabia, Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, New Zealand, France, United Kingdom|
Rates are given in MYR and these are for a slab of 3 kg excess baggage weight.
|Zone 1||Zone 2||Zone 3||Zone 4||Zone 5||Zone 6|
Excess Pieces Baggage Rates From/To North America
For the Economy class travel, baggage weighing more than 23 kg but less than 32 kg there will be a charge of USD 25 and CAD 25 levied on each piece for first 2 pcs.
When there is excess of 2 pieces baggage, charges are 100% or single charge of the rates which are published. There are specific charges based on route traveled.
Number of hand baggages which are allowed as free baggage on Malaysia Airlines are 2 pieces each for First and Business Class, one each for Economy Class with each baggage not exceeding 7 kgs weight. % kg more of baggage is allowed for each infant. Further, there are dimension limits of 36 cm length, 56 cm height and 23 cm breadth, all three totalling up to 115 cm.
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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