Packing Tips

Packing tips

  • Always remove the previous trip airline tags and mark your baggage with your name, address, email and contact number where you can be reached at your destination. You should also put a copy of this information inside your baggage. Should your baggage be misplaced, these labels will hasten identification and help us to return it to you. Labels can be obtained at the Malaysia Airlines check-in counter.
  • Mark your bags with a brightly coloured string or ribbon to assist you in identifying your bag quickly on the baggage carousel.
  • Keep all loose handles, hooks, and straps closed securely inside if you can, or remove them. These can catch on conveyers and belt loaders and cause damage to your luggage or other passengers' luggage.
  • Always lock your baggage.
  • For security reasons, ensure you pack your bags yourself and do not at any time leave them unattended. Never carry a package or baggage for someone else unless you have completely checked the contents.
  • Due to safety requirements, there are a number of items that cannot be packed in your carry-on or checked baggage. For a list of dangerous goods, please download Baggage Information (PDF). For guidelines on the restriction of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAG) from the aircraft cabin on all international flights, please download the FAQs on Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (PDF)
  • Never wrap or package gifts; security personnel may need to inspect them.
  • Keep medication and fragile items in your carry-on baggage. Keep all medication in its original, labelled container and carry the physician's prescription with you.
  • You must be able to activate any electronic devices at the security checkpoint. If you are unable to do so, you must pack these items in your checked baggage.
  • When you check your bags, make sure you get the correct number of luggage claim stubs and that each one is marked with the correct city name of your destination on your luggage tags.
  • Make a list of items you have packed and their estimated value. Keep your list in a safe place until you return. Report any missing, delayed or damaged items before you leave the airport. This will help us to start tracing right away.
  • Malaysia Airlines advises that the following items may not be included in your baggage and liability is limited under the applicable international Convention for your damage or loss:

- cash, negotiable bonds, deed, etc
- jewellery, antiques or similar valuable items
- any item of a fragile or brittle nature (e.g. glassware)
- electrical/electronic items (e.g. computer, camera, mobile phone, audio equipment)
- food or any perishable item
- any item that has insufficient packaging (e.g. surfboard, bicycle, musical instrument)