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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

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Effective 7 November 2014, Malaysia Airlines will introduce revised excess baggage rates, and sports equipment baggage policy, applicable on all MH operated flights. This review in policy shall also apply to passengers having connection on domestic routes between Sabah & Sarawak on MASwings operated flights and MH Domestic and International routes.

All sports equipment, including golfing equipment, will be carried as part of the free checked baggage allowance, and will be subject to excess baggage charges if overweight. 


Free baggage allowance and allowed dimension


Weight in Total/ Dimension (length+width+height)

First Class

2 pieces weighing 50 kg (110 lbs) / Not exceeding 158 cm (62 inch)

Business Class

2 pieces weighing 40 kg (88 lbs) / Not exceeding 158 cm (62 inch) 

Economy Class

2 pieces weighing 30 kg (66 lbs) / Not exceeding 158 cm (62 inch)

Passenger travelling with infants

(on any class of travel)

One bag with maximum dimensions of 115 cm (45 inch), which may be carried as cabin baggage and; One fully collapsible baby pushchair or stroller or carrying basket.

The weight of the allowed items may not exceed 10 kg (22 lbs) in total.

Items of checked baggage must be presented to the airport individually. Items that are strapped, taped or shrink wrapped together will not be accepted as 1 piece.


Special exemptions and allowances

Exemption on golfing equipment will only be accorded to the following groups, where one free golfing equipment set is allowed per passenger:

  • Enrich Platinum and Emerald members
  • Malaysian Government travellers on Warrant Travel, (i.e. WPUA/WPM only)
  • Corporate travel

The above exemption is applicable regardless of class of travel. This revised policy on sports equipment is effective for travel from 7 November 2014 onwards regardless of date of ticket issuance.

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

Enrich members 

  • Enrich Platinum members are allowed an additional 100% extra checked baggage allowance for the respective class of travel. Golfing equipment allowance of 15kg is in addition to this.
  • 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. 

oneworld members

  • oneworld Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby members: 2 piece baggage limitation applies.
  • oneworld Sapphire : One-piece additional baggage (piece concept) or 15kg (weight concept) for checked baggage allowance travelling on any oneworld partners applies.
  • oneworld Emerald : One-piece additional baggage (piece concept) or 20kg (weight concept) for checked baggage allowance travelling on any oneworld partners applies.

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.

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
RegionFixed Rate for each block of 5 kg
Within Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah & SarawakMYR 55
Between Peninsular Malaysia, and Sabah or SarawakMYR 65
South East AsiaMYR 85
South Asia/ Greater ChinaMYR 125
North Asia/ Australia/ New Zealand/ Middle EastMYR 145
EuropeMYR 195

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 & Sarawak552pc/30N/ANo Charge
Between Peninsular Malaysia, and Sabah or Sarawak655pc/90

12-Blocks of 5kgs = 65 x12=780


3-Extra pieces = 65 x  3 =195

South East Asia853pc/30One time charge at RM85/-applicable for extra piece with no additional charge for extra weight85
South Asia/ Greater China1253pc/47

4-Blocks of 5kgs=125 x 4=500


1-Extra piece = 125 x 1=125

North Asia/ Australia/ New Zealand/ Middle East1453pc/37

2-Blocks of 5kgs  = 145 x 2=290


1 Extra piece       =  145

Europe 1952pc/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.

  • 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.
  • Animal weight plus the cage.
  • 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