Knowing the weight limits and baggage guidelines will ensure proper packing to ensure a smooth check-in.
|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).
Passengers are allowed to check-in a maximum of 2 pieces of baggage on any class of travel
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.
|Region||Fixed Rate for each block of 5 kg|
|Within Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah & Sarawak||MYR 45|
|Between Peninsular Malaysia, and Sabah or Sarawak||MYR 55|
|South East Asia||MYR 70|
|South Asia/ Greater China||MYR 100|
|North Asia/ Australia/ New Zealand/ Middle East||MYR 115|
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.
|Region||Rate per block of 5kg (MYR)||Checked-in Bag/Weight (kg)||How it works? (MYR)||Total (MYR)|
|Within Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah & Sarawak||45||2pc/30||N/A||No Charge|
|Between Peninsular Malaysia, and Sabah or Sarawak||55||5pc/90|
12-Blocks of 5kgs = 55 x12=660
3-Extra pieces = 55 x 3 =165
|South East Asia||70||3pc/30||One time charge at RM70/-applicable for extra piece with no additional charge for extra weight||70|
|South Asia/ Greater China||100||3pc/47|
4-Blocks of 5kgs=100 x 4=400
1-Extra piece = 100 x 1=100
|North Asia/ Australia/ New Zealand/ Middle East||115||3pc/37|
2-Blocks of 5kgs = 115 x 2=230
1 Extra piece = 115
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.
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
Effective 1 November 2014, Malaysia Airlines will charge a Service Fee to passengers for the carriage of Risk Items, such as firearms and shotguns.
The carriage of Risk Items, such as firearms (including replica and decommissioned firearms) and ammunition is restricted under law. Under the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation (DCA)’s National Civil Aviation Security Programme and in compliance with ICAO Annex 17, firearms are not permitted to be carried in the aircraft cabin.
Firearms are considered a Risk Item, defined as “offensive and scheduled” weapons under the Corrosive and Explosive Substance and Offensive Weapons Act 1958 or other articles which may pose a danger or risk if carried by passengers on board any aircraft.
Declaration of Carriage of Firearm must be made to Malaysia Airlines personnel at the Check-in counter, and then surrendered to MAB personnel at the Security check-point.
The Service Fee is to be paid at the Check-in counter, Excess Baggage Counter or Ticketing Counter, by cash or credit card.
Frequently Asked Questions
A. Service Fee
1. Why is Malaysia Airlines charging a Service Fee to pax for carriage of firearms?
2. How much is the charge fee?
3. Is the implementation fee applied for travel from Malaysia only?
4. How is payment of the Service Fee made?
5. Is the Service Fee refundable?
6. When is the Service Fee charge effective?
7. Can this application be made online?
8. Is the Service Fee applicable to Firefly and MASwings?
9. Is the Service Fee applicable to passengers travelling to international sectors?
B. Handling Process
1. When and how does the passenger notify MAS that pax will be carrying firearms?
2. What is the handling process?
3. Will the firearm be stored in cargo or somewhere else on-board?
4. Where do I claim for the firearms when I arrive?
5. What notification must be given before I fly?
o 1st copy is for passenger
o 2nd copy for Malaysia Airports / SATS Security for record purposes.
o 3rd copy shall be kept by MAS.
6. What happens if pax does not collect firearm upon arrival at destination?
C. Surrendering Firearms
1. What if pax does not inform or declare that he/she is carrying firearms upon Check-in?
2. Is there a time deadline when firearm needs to be surrendered?
3. How should I pack my firearms in a way that is accepted to be carried on board?
4. Can I pack the firearm in my checked-in baggage on a commercial airline flight?
5. Am I allowed to take firearms on my carry-on baggage?
6. Who will be responsible once I surrender my personal firearms?
7. Who will be responsible to handle the firearms at the transit station?
D. Guidelines & Restrictions
1. What types of firearms are allowed by the passengers during his travel?
2. Are there size and weight restrictions?
3. How many pieces of firearms allowed per pax?
4. Can I pack ammunition separately in my check-in baggage? How many bullets allowed on-board?
5. Where do I apply for the permit and licence for the personal firearms?
6. Who gives authority to carry the firearms?
7. Does passenger have to be a Law Enforcement Officer to be allowed to carry firearms?
8. If I have the Permit, will I be allowed to carry the firearms onboard?
9. Are there restrictions / requirements if I am travelling to another country?
10. Do I have to be specifically authorized to carry a firearm?
E. Other Information
1. Where can I get more information about carriage of the risk items?