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Travel Advisory


Knowing the weight limits and baggage guidelines will ensure proper packing to ensure a smooth check-in.

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Checked Baggage Allowance

From To Route Region Cabin No of pieces Total weight (Kgs)

Effective 28 May 2014, guests are allowed to check-in a maximum of 2 pieces of baggage on any class of travel and a newly revised baggage rate will apply per block concept on Malaysia Airlines’ operated flights. The amount of checked baggage that you can take with you free of charge will vary according to the route, class of travel, terms and conditions of ticket and Enrich tier status.

Excess baggage charges will be levied based on weight pricing for all regions. For our Enrich Silver, Gold and Platinum members, you will still be able to enjoy an extra additional checked-in baggage during your travel. (The maximum baggage rate shall apply in accordance to the tier of membership).

Weight System 

Passengers are allowed to check-in a maximum of 2 pieces of baggage on any class of travel

  • First Class - 2 pieces weighing 50kg in total plus 1 sports equipment with a maximum weight of 15kg free
  • Business Class -2 pieces weighing 40kg in total plus 1 sports equipment with a maximum weight of 15kg free
  • Economy Class - 2 pieces weighing 30kg in total plus 1 sports equipment with a maximum weight of 15kg free
  • Passengers with infant are allowed to check-in 1 piece/10 kg of baggage and it is applicable on First, Business and Economy class cabin

A special allowance of 10kg/10 Litres Litres bottle of ‘ZAM ZAM’ water is allowed to passengers performing ‘Umrah’ and ‘Hajj’ travelling from Jeddah Kuala Lumpur with onward connecting flights.

Enrich Platinum members are allowed an additional 100% extra checked baggage allowance for the respective class of travel.

Enrich Gold members are allowed an additional 50 % extra checked baggage allowance for the respective class of travel.

Enrich Silver members are allowed an additional 5 kg extra checked baggage allowance for the respective class of travel. GRADS are allowed 10 kg additional baggage allowance based on non-promotional fares paid.

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.

Should your check-in baggages exceed the amount stated on your ticket, you may be required to pay the extra charges before we can check them into your flight. All payments of excess baggage charges should be made at the airport upon check-in.

Weight System excess baggage rates

Effective 28 May 2014, the charges for checked baggage weights in excess of the free baggage allowance will be calculated depending on zone of travel with a fixed rate applied for every 5 kg of excess baggage weight.

RegionFixed Rate for each block of 5 kg
Within Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah & SarawakMYR 45
Between Peninsular Malaysia, and Sabah or SarawakMYR 55
South East AsiaMYR 70
South Asia/ Greater ChinaMYR 100
North Asia/ Australia/ New Zealand/ Middle EastMYR 115
EuropeMYR 170

For flights departing from international airports, the charges will be based on the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) value of the applicable zonal charge and to be converted into the local currency of payment during check-in.

The above guidelines apply only for travel on Malaysia Airlines and does not cover code-share flights as well as travel involving other airlines.

Piece System excess baggage rates

For Economy Class, baggage weighing over 23 kg (50 lbs) and up to 32 kg (70 lbs), passengers will be charged USD25/CAD25 per piece for the first 2 pieces.

The piece pricing is applicable when the number of checked-in piece exceeds the 2 pieces free baggage allowance.

RegionRate per block of 5kg (MYR)Checked-in Bag/Weight (kg)How it works? (MYR)Total (MYR)
Within Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah & Sarawak452pc/30N/ANo Charge
Between Peninsular Malaysia, and Sabah or Sarawak 555pc/90

12-Blocks of 5kgs = 55 x12=660


3-Extra pieces = 55 x  3 =165

South East Asia703pc/30One time charge at RM70/-applicable for extra piece with no additional charge for extra weight70
South Asia/ Greater China1003pc/47

4-Blocks of 5kgs=100 x 4=400


1-Extra piece = 100 x 1=100

North Asia/ Australia/ New Zealand/ Middle East1153pc/37

2-Blocks of 5kgs  = 115 x 2=230


1 Extra piece       =  115

Europe 1702pc/30N/ANo Charge

Excess baggage charges for live animal or domestic pet

Please be advised that live animal or domestic pet shall not be included in the free baggage allowance but shall constitute excess baggage for which the passenger must pay the applicable charges.

a. If flight sector apply weight system, the charge is based on 1.5% of the highest normal direct adult one-way Economy Class fare (in local currency) for each kilogram.

b. Animal weight plus the cage.

c. In case the weight of live animal and its cage is less than 5 kg, a minimum of 5 kg will be charged.

Guide dogs accompanying sight or hearing impaired passengers, together with containers and food, will be carried free of charge in addition to the free baggage allowance.

Value declarations

You may declare a value for your checked baggage in excess of the applicable liability limit. If you make such a declaration, you must pay additional charges in accordance with our regulations. You must not pack in your baggage valuables, fragile or perishable articles including money, jewellery, cameras, video and electronics equipment, silverware, negotiable instruments, business documents, samples, antiques, paintings, furs, manuscripts or similar items, computers and medication.

For more information on our Baggage Policy, click here