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Travel Advisory

BAGGAGE INFORMATION

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) GST

Wish to bring more than the standard checked baggage allowance? Use the calculator above to easily estimate the total excess baggage charges applicable.

Important note:

For any journey with stopover of more than 24 hours, the excess baggage fee will be changed separately based on each flown sector. For example, if you are flying to Sydney from London with a stopover in Kuala Lumpur, you should enter in the Calculator as:

London – Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur – Sydney

If you are not making any stopover en-route, enter in the Calculator London – Sydney to obtain the excess baggage charge for the journey.

The excess baggage rates are calculated based on MYR and USD matrices, are not indicative of current exchange rate values and intended for use as a guide only.

The 6% Goods and Service Tax (GST) will be calculated for combination of Malaysia domestic and International travel if the transit time is within 24 hours. The GST value shall be excluded in the total value as GST is not applicable for this travel type with transit time within 24 hours. For transit time more than 24 hours, GST is applicable.

 

Effective 22 April 2015, Malaysia Airlines will replace its excess baggage fee structure of regional rates per blocks of 5kg, with zonal rates per blocks of 3kg for travel on all MH operated flights systemwide, both domestic and international. This revision shall also apply to passengers connecting on domestic routes between Sabah & Sarawak on MASwings operated flights.

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

Cabin

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 - allowed 100% additional extra checked baggage allowance for respective class of travel. Golfing equipment allowance of 15kg is in addition to this. No limitations on number of baggage pieces.
  • Enrich Gold - allowed 50% additional extra checked baggage allowance for respective class of travel. No limitations on number of baggage pieces.
  • Enrich Silver - allowed 5kg additional checked baggage allowance for respective class of travel. No limitations on number of baggage pieces.

oneworld members

  • oneworld Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby members: 2 piece baggage limitation applies.
  • oneworld Sapphire only: 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.

Charges will be calculated based on zones, depending on the distance flown in one single itinerary.

List of countries in each zone:

Zones

Countries/Destinations

Zone 1

Malaysia (Pen. Msia, Sabah & Sarawak), Singapore, Indonesia (KNO)

Zone 2

Malaysia (Crossing), Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam (SGN), Brunei, Myanmar, Indonesia (CGK)

Zone 3

Indonesia (DPS), Vietnam (HAN), China (BKI-PVG,BKI-TPE, KMG, CAN, XMN), Hong Kong, India (MAA, BLR, HYD, COK), Sri Lanka, Taiwan (BKI-TPE), Bangladesh, Philippines

Zone 4

India (DEL, BOM), Maldives, Taiwan (KUL-TPE), Nepal, Australia (DRW, PER), China (KUL-PVG), Japan (BKI-NRT)

Zone 5

China (PEK), Republic of Korea, Japan (KIX, KUL-NRT), United Arab Emirates, Australia (ADL, MEL, BNE, SYD)

Zone 6

Saudi Arabia, Turkey, New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom

Rates with zonal fee structure per 3kg blocks in MYR: varies based on exchange rate

From/To

Zone 1

Zone 2

Zone 3

Zone 4

Zone 5

Zone 6

Zone 1

36

72

108

144

179

287

Zone 2

72

108

144

179

215

287

Zone 3

108

144

179

215

251

287

Zone 4

144

179

215

251

287

359

Zone 5

179

215

251

287

323

431

Zone 6

287

287

287

359

431

502

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