Knowing the weight limits and baggage guidelines will ensure proper packing to ensure a smooth check-in.
RESTRICTIONS TO WEIGHT OF SINGLE PIECE OF CHECKED BAGGAGE ON ALL MALAYSIA AIRLINES SERVICES
To comply with Global Health and Safety regulations for baggage handlers, Malaysia Airlines has imposed a strict ruling to ensure that each single piece of item or baggage that is checked in DOES NOT exceed 32 kg (70 lbs).
Irrespective of class of travel, any single piece of baggage weighing more than 32 kg (70 lbs) will not be accepted at check-in counters at any station. Customers will be required to reduce the weight by repacking the baggage into smaller units before they are allowed to check in. This regulation equally applies to transit baggage.
We recommend that items exceeding 32 kg (70 lbs) such as bulky musical instruments, sports equipment, as well as photo and film camera equipment should be sent through MASkargo, our cargo service.
Customers can still check-in their bulky musical instruments, sports equipment, photo and film camera equipment as checked baggage but the items must be properly packaged in protective bags or wrap and subject to applicable overweight and oversize baggage charge. Acceptance depends on the capacity of the (various) aircraft operating on the passenger’s routing. If the baggage cannot be accommodated on one of the aircraft, it cannot be accepted for the whole route.
a. For some types of special baggage advance reservations should be made.
Malaysia Airlines may refuse acceptance if deemed necessary.
b. If accepted, the passenger must pack the baggage in such a way that the
item and/or its contents are sufficiently protected to endure ordinary handling.
c. Limited liability may apply for checked-in special baggage.